The empire state building is a skyscraper located at Fifth Avenue and Est 34th Street, in New York. To get to the empire state with subway, take the B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R trains to 34th Street/ Herald Square and you will see the building just outside the station. You can also take the 1, 2 or 3 train to Penn Station/34th Street and walk two blocks.
The visit time is from 8:00 am until 1:15 am. We recommend buying tickets or city pass in advance to avoid doing the ticket queue.
The building has 102 floors and the height is 1250 feet without antenna and 1453 with the antenna. Today is the third most tall building in New York, just behind One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue.
To visit the empire state the ideal is to buy the New York City Pass, which usually includes the empire state building. The tickets cost around 33USD, we recommend buying tickets inside the building. The 102nd observatory is not included in the City Pass and on the 33usd ticket, to get there you need to pay 20usd more. Tickets are valid for any day and hour, you don’t need to reverse a special day. We recommend going when the weather is good and the wind is slow! Don’t worry about long queues, wait time is usually indicated on the queue line.
When you take the first elevator you will arrive on the 75th floor, which will provide you with an amazing view of the city. On this floor, you will take another elevator to get to the 86th floor. The observation from the 86th floor is amazing, be prepared with proper clothes since going outside is a recommended experience.
Some City pass allows you to do a second visit at night, make sure you do this since the view at night is awesome on new york:
If you don’t want to do the queue two times, just prepare the visit near sunset.