Edge NYC Opening Hours: When to Visit New York City's Iconic Observation Deck

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What are Edge NYC’s Opening Hours?

Edge NYC Hours

Timings: Edge NYC is open from 9 AM to 11 PM daily.

Last Admission: The last elevator ride is at 10:10 PM (50 minutes before closing).

Night Hours: Edge is open until 11 PM daily.

Closed: The observatory is open throughout the year.

Duration of Visit: Give yourself about 2 hours to explore all the attractions at Edge including the immersive experiences, the observatory, and the City Climb.

Best Time to Visit Edge NYC

Edge NYC Hours

Peak Season vs Low Season

  • Summer, which falls between June to August,  is a great time to enjoy clear views of the New York skyline and the surrounding landscape, however, this is also the peak tourist season.
  • If you’re okay with cooler temperatures, you can plan your visit during the fall months of September through November. 
  • December to February is also a great time to visit New York when the city is bustling with winter activities. However, keep in mind that temperatures drop to about 0° or less during the winter months.
  • You can also choose to visit the Edge during the Spring, from March to May, when the weather is mild and the crowds are lesser. Enjoy panoramic views of the city with blooming flowers across the landscape.

Peak Season: May to September

Low Season: December to February

Edge NYC Hours

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Visiting Edge NYC on a weekday is a preferable option over the weekend. You can expect smaller crowds on weekdays, which means shorter lines and a quieter experience.
  • Given the popularity of the attraction, it might also be difficult to get your preferred time slot on the weekends, especially if it's at the last minute. Choosing a weekday will give you the flexibility to choose a time that works best for you. 
  • Finally, you can really take advantage of the attractions inside the Edge including the observatory, the immersive installations, and more on a weekday. With fewer people around, you can spend as much time as you want on each floor and each attraction.

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How Long Should I Spend at Edge NYC?

The ideal amount of time you should spend at Edge NYC to completely enjoy the attraction is about 2 hours. Give yourself about half an hour or longer at the main outdoor observation deck, which features angled glass walls, glass floors, and other exciting features to make your viewing experience unique. Take another half hour at the indoor observation deck as you explore New York through the glass windows and binoculars and try to spot some famous landmarks.

Spend another hour exploring the various immersive exhibits and installations inside the Edge, try your hand at the City Climb for some adventure, and finish the evening off with a drink and a snack at the Champagne Bar.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Edge NYC Hours

What are Edge NYC’s opening hours?

Edge NYC is open from 9 AM to 11 PM daily.

Is Edge NYC open every day?

Yes, Edge is open every day throughout the year.

When is Edge NYC closed?

Edge is open all year-round, even on public holidays.

How long should I spend at Edge NYC?

We suggest spending about an hour or two to make the most of your visit to the Edge.

What is the best time to visit Edge NYC?

The best time to visit Edge NYC is on a weekday in the morning or about two hours before closing time. This is when the crowds are smaller in number.

Is Edge NYC open on public holidays?

Yes, the Edge is open year-round, even on public holidays.

Should I visit Edge NYC on a public holiday?

Public holidays and weekends are a busy time at attractions like the Edge. Plan your visit on a weekday instead for a more peaceful experience.

What are Edge NYC’s opening hours for public holidays?

The opening hours during public holidays remain the same as always - 9 AM to 11 PM.

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