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Empire State Building at New York
Empire State Building
350 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10118 | 212-736-3100
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Empire State Building

A symbol of the shining age of progress and a New York City icon, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece on the Manhattan skyline. Towering over Fifth Avenue and West 34th St., the Empire State Building has been in countless movies like King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle and has left an indelible mark on the American cultural psyche. Ride up to 102nd floor Observation Deck for panoramic views of New York City and its legendary landmarks. Tour the lobby with stunning art deco ceiling murals, and historical Dare To Dream Exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Enjoy dining at STATE Grill and Bar or Heartland Brwerey, stop by the Visitor's Center and shop for unique souvenirs in the Gift Shop.


Hours -

8am - 2am; last elevator up at 1:15am

Prices -

$23 for Main Deck


  • Special Events
  • LED Tower Lights
  • Live Music Performances


  • Main Deck (86th floor)
  • Observation Deck (102nd floor) for views of the city
  • 80th floor Gift Shop
  • Self-guided multi-media tours for iPod Touch or iPhone
  • Dare to Dream Exhibit
  • Dining at STATE Grill and Bar
Please Note: Prices and hours are subject to change. Please see the attraction's official website for current hours and rates.
The Empire State Building has two observation decks with sweeping views of New York City - the Main Deck and the Top Deck. Most visitors head to the Main Deck on the 86th floor, but you can pay a little extra and go to the Top Deck on the 102nd floor. The Top Deck at the Empire State Building is the highest observation deck in the city – almost a quarter of a mile in the sky!


  • Should I buy my tickets in advance or at the Empire State Building?

    You can save time by pre-purchasing your tickets online, which lets you skip the ticket line entrance and go right up to the observation deck.
  • What are the best times to go to the Empire State Building to avoid crowds and long lines?

    Emblematic of the city that never sleeps, the Empire State Building is open until 2AM each night, with the last elevator heading up at 1:15AM. The least crowded hours at the Empire State Building are the early morning hours, starting at 8AM. After 3PM, expect the lines to be longer. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy live music from 10PM to 1AM.

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Distance from attraction: 1.3 miles
Why Stay at Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea?
  • Within walking distance to Empire State Building
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Courtyard patio
Though the hotel is located conveniently near the arena, the Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea is not a hotel affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Madison Square Garden arena or any sports team. Madison Square Garden is separately owned and operated.
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