Reviews: Empire State Building

Reviews- Empire State Building
Category: Sightseeing
Subcategory Other buildings
Overall Rating
4.5
5.4
Suns
Recommended by 95%


General description: Empire State Building

The Empire State Building has starred in many a Hollywood blockbuster including King Kong, Independence Day, Sleepless in Seattle and Godzilla. It stands on 350th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. There are 1,850 steps from the bottom to the 102nd floor. Don’t worry, they have a lift!

Ticket Prices for the Empire State Building (September 2011)
Observatory on the 86th floor

  • Adult: $22.50
  • Child(6-12): $17
  • Senior(62+): $20

Express Pass

  • Age 6 and older: $43.50

86th and 102nd Floor

  • Adult: $39
  • Child(6-12): $33
  • Senior(62+): $37

86th and 102nd Floor Express Pass

  • Age 6 and over: $57


  • Audio Tour: $7.50
  • Souvenir Map: $7.50
  • See & Hear Combo: $12


  • New York City Pass gives you free entry up to the Observatory on the 86th Floor.
  • Look out for ticket discounts in Hotel Brochures

Take a book because you may wait quite long
Since the destruction of the World Trade Centre the traffic to the Empire State Building has dramatically increased as visitors search for a good view of New York. This means there are more visitors than capacity and waiting times for a lift are often around 2 – 3 hours. On the platform itself you can’t stay still but have to keep moving in a circle to keep a continues flow of people arriving and leaving.

The Rockefeller Center as an alternative to the Empire State Building
From the Top of the Rock observation tower at the Rockefeller Center you have a much better view, including Central Park and the Empire State Building, with far fewer people.


449 Pictures: Empire State Building

Empire State Building
by Jana in November 12
Empire State Building
by Jana in November 12

Empire State Building
by Jana in November 12
Empire State Building
by Jana in November 12

Empire State Building
by Nicolas in May 14
Empire State Building
by Nicolas in May 14
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5.2
Suns
100% recommendation
Hotel :
offers from $178.80
per night
0.1 km away
Guests praise: good position for excursions, shopping facilities in the area, entertainment in the area, Leisure opportunities in the area, good knowledge of foreign languages

5.1
Suns
97% recommendation
Hotel :
offers from $225.44
per night
0.1 km away
Guests praise: good position for excursions, shopping facilities in the area, entertainment in the area, general cleanliness, friendly staff

5.0
Suns
100% recommendation
Hotel :
offers from $196.94
per night
0.1 km away
Guests praise: shopping facilities in the area, good position for excursions, entertainment in the area, room cleanliness, Leisure opportunities in the area


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