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Tickets for Empire State Building: Sunrise Experience

See the sunrise from the heart of New York City, atop the most iconic building

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  Closed
Highlights
  • Be one of 100 lucky visitors who'll see NYC waking up from the top of the iconic Empire State Building
  • Get unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond from the 86th-floor Observatory
  • See Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson and East River, the Statue of Liberty and more from the best vantage point in Manhattan
Description

Head to the 86th-floor observatory first thing in the morning and see New York waking up from the best vantage point in town! See Manhattan's morning frenzy from one of the world's most iconic Art Deco skyscrapers - only 100 visitors allowed per day.

Strictly limited to 100 visitors each day, you'd do best to snap up your ticket early if you want to be one of the lucky ones! Only a few people ever get to say they've seen a New York City sunrise from the top of the Empire State Building.

Enjoy panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries.

Witness the taxi cabs honking in their yellow lines from up high, see the trees waving in Central Park and wave back at America's great Lady Liberty, all in that fresh early morning light. Have a magical morning!

EMPIRE STATE EXTRAS

Want to visit the 102nd floor Observatory for 360° open-air views of NY? Opt to upgrade your experience ($20) at the Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or at the 86th floor kiosk.

And for your own personal tour guide from the ground floor right up to the top, the Official Empire State Building Guide app is a must-have. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Hungry up high? The Empire State Building boasts eight different eateries. Starbucks, Chipotle, Sushi-teria, and the budget-minded Heartland Brewery are also close by.

For something different, the Empire Lights'Wich is an Instagram-worthy homemade ice cream sandwich that changes to match the lights each night!

The Empire State Building has live music to enjoy most Thursday to Saturday evenings, after 21:00.

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What's included
  • Access to the 86th-floor observatory
Instructions

Skip the lines to get into the building and to the escalators in the lobby, then follow the signs for 'Express Ticket Holders' to have your ticket scanned at the elevator turnstile.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
Sep 3, 2018
Great!
Aug 7, 2018
Greeeeeeeaaaat experience! I hate to get up early BUT It’s absolutely worth to get up very early in the morning to see NYC to this time because it’s still dark and you get the night impression with all those lights and you see how the atmosphere changes while the sun rises. It’s also worth to pay the money to be there with a group of only 25 people or less, and not 250, so you have enough space to move around and enough quiet to enjoy the atmosphere. We made amazing pictures and we will remember this great moment
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