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15 Tips to Make Your Visit to Empire State Building Memorable

Sanyogita Gadgil Aug 8, 2019
Keep these smart tips handy while you plan a visit to the eminent Empire State Building for an ultimate NYC travel experience.

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Plan Ahead

Chalk out a plan as to where and how you want to spend the time in-and-around the Empire State Building while in NYC.

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Be Weather-wise

Consider weather forecasts and book a day that's most comfortable for you.

Buy Tickets Online

Browsing and booking the tickets online saves your time at the booking office. It also allows you to map the available offers and options with your preferences.

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Be an Early Bird

Do not miss recently launched ‘Sunrise Experience’. The Empire State Building opens at 8:00 a.m.

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Manage Time

Reserve at least 2 hours. Visit either during early morning or late night. The building remains open till 2:00 a.m.

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Travel Light

Be a minimalist. Carry small bags and small gadgets. The building does not have facilities to store big bags or coats. But, baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed inside the building.

Travel Smart

Become the AM/PM Combo Pass holder to be able to visit ESB twice in a day.

And, if you are a CityPASS holder, the chances are, you might earn the 2nd visit to ESB as bonus!

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Stay Connected

Download the free APP before your visit, or avail the on-site Free Wi-Fi at Empire State Building. It lets you know the real wait-time of every queue.

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Save Time and Energy

Opt for VIP Express Pass if you are traveling with kids. The pass lets your skip all the lines, and launches you directly at Observation Deck on 86th floor.

Do Not Skip 'Art-Deco Lobby'

One of the very few designated historic landmarks of NY, it's a soul of Empire State Building.

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Go Even Higher

Reach the 102nd floor by paying an additional fee. An enclosed viewing area awaits you here with a WOW Factor: a chance to see the curvature of the earth!

What's Best

Your comfort! Wear the most comfortable clothes and footwear in sync with the weather. Comfort keeps you worry-free and happy so that you can enjoy to the fullest.

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Avoid Wearing Green

They click photos for you to take back home as a memoir where the background is green.
So, if you are wearing green, the photo - your souvenir - looks messed up!

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Food and Other Essentials

While restaurants and cafes are at the lobby level, the restrooms are only on 86th floor.

And last but not least!

Make the most of it.

Visit ESB at dawn and dusk, and tour the city the entire day in between. Remember, ESB lies at the heart of city, and most of the famous places of NY are just 5 to 25 minutes walk away.

So, be a New Yorker when in New York. Walk fast!