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Empire State Building Tours and Activities

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.

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Daily 8am–2pm
20 West 34th Street, New York City, New York, 10118
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.73
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.41
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$69.00
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$69.00

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket

9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket

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In remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, take this 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in New York City. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events of that day shares stories of tragedy and heroism. Get a deeper understanding of the events that took place here. Upgrade to add entry into the National September 11 Museum.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard at Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

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Explore the expansive American Museum of Natural History by booking full-day admission tickets. General admission tickets grant you access to about 50 exhibits, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. You can make the most of your time in the acclaimed museum by upgrading to a Super Saver pass, which includes access to highlights such as Hayden Planetarium and 3D films.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Discover three of New York City's most memorable sites on this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Finally, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan

Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan

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Arrive in New York City the easy and stylish way with a pre-booked private transfer service. A professional driver picks you up at JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport, or La Guardia Airport and takes you directly to your Manhattan hotel or private residence. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way into the city in a comfortable sedan or minivan.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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Go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, and see parts of the church that are otherwise off-limits to visitors, during this catacombs tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location in Lower Manhattan, and follow them into the church. As you explore, learn all about the landmark’s place in New York history and discover the final resting place of famous New Yorkers past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edge Observation Deck - General Admission

Edge Observation Deck - General Admission

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Visitors ages 12+ must present proof that they have received at least one dose of an FDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Proof may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), or official immunization record from outside of the US. Though there’s serious competition for where to find the best NYC views, you can enjoy the cityscape from the tallest outdoor observation platform in the entire Western Hemisphere with a visit to the Edge Observation Deck. Secure this prebooked admission ticket to guarantee your time slot, and head to the West Side to experience New York’s newest, sky-high attraction. Just walk across a suspended glass floor and enjoy 360-degree views.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$41.37
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Visit

NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Visit

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Explore New York City's most popular attractions with this guided, full-day, riding and walking tour in their private bus. Visit the Statue of Liberty, St Patrick's Cathedral, Take a walking tour of the 911 Memorial,a walk in Little Italy, and so much more.. Maximizing time on tours makes the experience in New York much more enjoyable.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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New York Dinner Cruise
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New York Dinner Cruise

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Get a totally different and exciting perspective on New York: from a fun dinner cruise that floats around New York Harbor and Manhattan offering stunning views of the city and some of the world's most famous landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner and then groove to the onboard DJ'ed music being spun. Add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!
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  • 3 hours
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Empire State Building hours of operation?
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Empire State Building hours of operation: Daily 8am–2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Empire State Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Empire State Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Empire State Building 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Empire State Building costs USD 6.00. Guided Empire State Building tours start around USD 6.00 per person.
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