Empire State Building

Type: Attractions, Great Views, Historic Sites, Uniquely Here



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Historic Sites: As the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1971, the Empire State Building is the ancestor of all super tall skyscrapers and makes a lasting impression in the minds of all who have stood...  Read More
Romantic Things to Do: One of the world's most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. The Empire State Building opened in 1931, and immediately climbed into the hearts of...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 8am-2am

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • 86th Floor Observatory Adult $34; Senior $31; Child $27
    102nd Floor & 86th Floor Observatories Adult $54; Senior $51; Child $47

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  • Historic Sites: "Best times to visit: early in the morning (around 8 a.m.), in mid-afternoon (around 3 p.m.) or after 11p.m. Enhance your visit with the free Empire State Building Experience app."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building was an attempt to boost the city's morale during the Great Depression.

  • Romantic Things to Do: "You can apply to get married at the Empire State Building on February 14 through their Facebook page."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Empire State Building is an iconic symbol of love, and sometimes called "the most romantic building in the world."

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