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The Empire State Building At New York

Amazing Views Atop The Empire State Building

350 5th Ave, New York, New York 10001
Distance from Hotel: 1.32 miles


  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM -  365 days a year


  • Varies by experience; tickets start at $38 for adults, $32 for children 


  • Tower Lights
  • Dare to Dream Exhibit
  • Empire State Building Run-Up (Stair Climb)
  • Live Music (Seasonal)

Activities Or Attractions

  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Historical Exhibits
  • Proposals

Why does the Empire State Building change colors?

The lights at the top of the Empire State Building change colors to celebrate holidays and events throughout the year. The computer-driven LED light system is capable of displaying 16 million colors, which can turn instantaneously. Catch a lighting ceremony in person or a music light show broadcast on iHeartMedia stations. For a full schedule of the tower lights and reasons for the lighting, please see the Tower Lights schedule. 

What is the Empire State Building famous for?

The Empire State Building, celebrated for its iconic Art Deco architecture, gained global fame as the world's tallest building for decades since its completion in 1931. Beyond its structural significance, the building is a cultural icon, featuring a renowned observation deck on the 86th floor offering unparalleled views of New York City. Its prominence in popular culture, frequent appearances in films and TV shows, and dynamic lighting displays during special occasions contribute to its status as a symbol of the city's grandeur. The Empire State Building stands as a timeless and must-visit landmark, embodying the essence of New York's skyline.