Empire State Building situated at 350 5th Avenue and 34th Street is the world most famous office building. Its 86th floor is open for the visitors to get the best views of New York City from 1,050 feet (320 m). Just 200 feet (almost 61 m) above it there is the 102th floor where you can get if you pay more. Both Observatories were open in 1931 and around 4 million people visit them every year. They are open from 8 am to 2 am every day with the last elevator going up at 1.15 am.
Being one of the New York City’s top attractions, there are long Q’s for the tickets and elevators. My recommendation is to get CityPASS- a pass for 6 main New York City attractions at 46% of the admission price, including the entrance to Empire State Building. You not only save money on the entrances but you skip the lines, too. And you get a free audio tour with it to find out more about the history of Manhattan and the name of the sights you see from the Empire State Building. It took me just around 15 minutes to get up to the 86th floor Observatory with CityPASS.
I so enjoyed panoramic 360 views of Manhattan and as well New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Delaware (only on a clear day). Empire State Building is one of those touristy places you just have to visit!
Hope you experience the magical views I saw at least through my photos
streetview of the Empire State Building
on the way up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
view from the inside observatory
Midtown and Central Park seen from Empire State Building
skyscrapers like legoland
Financial District, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
top of the Empire State Building
me on top of the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
me enjoying the views
skyscrapers around Times Square seen from Empire State Building
view of Astoria and Queens in the horizon
a cute little girl on top of the Empire State Building
watching the sunset from Empire State Building
just before the sunset above Hudson River
sunset above the Hudson River
sunset time from the Empire State Building
pinky clouds above the Hudson River
view of Financial Center
red Sun from the Empire State Building
shining Rockefeller Center
Check out my video below from the Empire State Building, its views and Empire State of mind
Alex is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. In March 2011 she quit her stewardess job and hasn't stopped ever since. Her motto is ''I live to travel, I travel to live.'' She writes about crazy travel, fun adventures and sexy photos.