Empire State Building, New York, New York

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  • 6 mentions in What should I absolutely, positively not see or do in NYC?

    • Kristin S.

      Kristin S. said, "...Hi Bianca, In my opinion, you should definitely skip the Empire State Building and Times Square . If you really want a high-up view of the city from a skyscraper, you can go to Top of the Rock ... it's got a great..." See More

    • tina t.

      tina t. said, "...Central Station is a piece of artwork and should be considered. Have heard that Top of the Rock is better than Empire State Building. Areas to consider: Def Central Park -beautiful (museums are awesome too). Rockefeller Center is ok-for a 1 time..." See More

    • Sarita B.

      Sarita B. said, "...i would avoid long lines at the Empire State Building. it's not entirely worth it. if you want a great view - go to Top of the Rock instead...." See More

    • Valerie S.

      Valerie S. said, "... Empire State Building ...line is too long...." See More

    • Thom L.

      Thom L. said, "...Most appropriate answers have been provided. Skip Empire State Building; Statue of Liberty is great but takes too much time; too expensive for the view. I would like to provide a contrarian view on Times Square as a NYC outsider... This is..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, "... Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Beautiful places in New York - for photography

    • Ffion H.

      Ffion H. said, "...(free) Staten Island Ferry to/from Staten Island. Washington Square Park is also a great place to get a shot of the Empire State Building framed nicely within the park's arch. Also I'd take a few walks in Central Park, especially around the JKO..." See More

    • Vassilis B.

      Vassilis B. said, "...mean, after you take the Brooklyn Bridge and the view of manhattan from there, the Flatiron District building, the Chrysler Building Empire State Building etc, the steam coming out the subway etc and all the other "new york landmarks", it comes down to..." See More

    • Chris Lee V.

      Chris Lee V. said, "...On top of the Empire State Building is a good place to start. Also in Brooklyn looking towards Manhattan...." See More

  • 3 mentions in First thing to do after landing in NYC?

    • Elisabeth M.

      Elisabeth M. said, "...famous burgers at Shake Shack at Madison Square Park, or visit Eataly - the Italian market/restaurant. The Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building are great but just a huge investment of time right after you land. Perhaps save those for when you..." See More

    • raymundo j.

      raymundo j. said, "...I have passed close to it in a free Staten Island Ferry took pictures from the ferry and rode right back. Empire State Building I think is a first just so you can get an idea of how big the city is and..." See More

    • Michelle C.

      Michelle C. said, "...into the artistic heart of the city, go straight to the Lower East Side (L.E.S.). Plan your larger tour attractions ( Empire State Building, Times Square, etc) on off-hours so the volume of other tourists doesn't ambush your experience. I recommend riding..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What should be on my "Can't Miss" list on 1st trip to New York City?

    • Lauren K.

      Lauren K. said, "...is a beautiful building in the art deco style. More obvious things to do include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building...." See More

    • Eline v.

      Eline v. said, "...bicycle and ride through Central Park, go to the Central Park Zoo, and maybe go to the obvious things such as Empire State Building My friend and I really enjoyed eating at Blockheads Burritos (I don't remember the street, but it was a..." See More

  • 2 mentions in NYC highlights for a 10 day honeymoon

    • Fiona R.

      Fiona R. said, "...but here's what I would do: Limit the city time to 4 days to: - hit the NY must dos ( Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Central Park, museums, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Bronx Zoo etc) - do some alternative sites..." See More

    • John A.

      John A. said, "...to Staten Island 8. A lazy afternoon picnic on Strawberry Fields in Central Park 7. View from the top of the Empire State Building 6. Peddle boat ride on lake, launched from Central Park Boathouse followed by lunch The Loeb Boathouse Central Park..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in NYC?

    • Mike H.

      Mike H. said, "...Ellis Island are highly recommended. If you just want to pay a lot for a great view of the city, the Empire State Building is for you...." See More

    • Bonnie U.

      Bonnie U. said, "...to be too "touristy" there are great ways to see NYC landmarks in a different way. You can go to the Empire State Building at night-the lines are much shorter. You can take the Staten Island Ferry and get an amazing view of..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Open day on a business trip to NYC

    • Theresa M.

      Theresa M. said, "...Rockefeller Plaza, see a show, in Times Square there is a stand for discounted same day TKTS Times Square tickets, the Empire State Building observation deck......." See More

    • Wayne M.

      Wayne M. said, "...to see what deals they have on broadway shows for the night. For great views and avoiding the crowds of the Empire State Building go to Top of The Rock instead. Better views. Going at dusk/sunset it awesome. Even at night. You can..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What tourist traps around the world are worth the visit?

    • Missy A.

      Missy A. said, "...The observation deck Empire State Building. The whole building is stunning piece of art deco architecture. We went on a cold clear January evening and the lights across the city were spectacular...." See More

    • Andrew Z.

      Andrew Z. said, "...to it. I prefer saying, “touristy locations that are worth the visit”. For me, it is New York City. Skip the Empire State Building (boring) and the Statue of Liberty (boring) and hop on one of the Circle Line Cruises and ride around..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Good places to visit in Manhattan

    • Spencer H.

      Spencer H. said, "...The Empire State Building opens at 8:00am and closes at 2:00am every day, and the last elevator up is at 1:15pm. As of 2014, tickets to the main deck are $29.00 for adults, $23.00 for 6-12 year-olds, and $50.00 for Express Passes. You..." See More

    • 朱 婷.

      朱 婷. said, "...The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenueand West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Tourist attractions worth checking out?

    • Megan L.

      Megan L. said, "...of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park . In Manhattan, I think Top of the Rock is a nice alternative to the Empire State Building because you get a really lovely view of Central Park (and you can get the ESB in your photos)!..." See More

    • Bente J.

      Bente J. said, "...did find lines quite long except for quite early in the morning. I'd say visits to Guggenheim Museum , MOMA and Empire State Building are musts for a first visit to NYC...." See More

  • 1 mention in What to see and do + restaurant ideas in NYC

    • Ross C.

      Ross C. said, "...some .99¢ pizza places that I actually enjoyed! I know there is more than one, but there's one close to the Empire State Building for sure. If they want a really unique tour, Famous Fat Dave's Food Tour is unbeatable. It's a little..." See More

  • 1 mention in New York/San Fran adventure for two 25y/o friends

    • jack j.

      jack j. said, "...New York is one of my favorite places of United States. Empire State Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Brooklyn Bridge are one of its important places that are worth seeing for me...." See More

  • 1 mention in Fun must-do things in NYC

    • Chase J.

      Chase J. said, "...Even though it's touristy, the observation deck at The Empire State Building 's observation deck is dope! I'm not a huge fan of musicals - but Book of Mormon is amazing - this is the best one i've seen. High Line Park is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Budget?

    • Vikram A.

      Vikram A. said, "...like Brooklyn Bridge , Central Park and just walk around many Avenues and streets. You might end up spending money in Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty , Rockefeller Center Promenade , some museums, etc. Otherwise places like Times Square are always..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where are the best places to photograph in New York City?

    • Richard v.

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      Richard v. said, "...a lot. My favourites for people is SoHoand then I am of course a history buff so Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building is a must for me. If you want to get the Empire State building in your shot of the..." See More

  • 1 mention in First time in the City -- highlights?

    • Denise I.

      Denise I. said, "...Katz's Delicatessen Empire State Building Little Italy Chinatown New York Central Park Rockefeller Center Times Square..." See More

  • 1 mention in Day trip in New York City - Recommendations

    • Selim I.

      Selim I. said, "...if you want do the cliché of looking at the Manhattan skyline from up above, choose the Rockefeller Plaza over the Empire State Building. The view is better and in the Empire State Building, there are scammers for tourist looking people......" See More

  • 1 mention in Two days in New York, what to see?

    • Drew J.

      Drew J. said, "...check their website to be sure it is accessible during your visit. If you need an alternative attraction check out the Empire State Building for an amazing view overlooking NYC. As for some places to eat in NYC there are so many options..." See More

  • 1 mention in Bringing my little sister with me to New York City. What should we do?

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...M&M's World . I'd go back to those even today. For other cultural attractions, the view from the top of the Empire State Building is pretty cool. I loved Catcher in the Rye in high school so Central Park was a must. Times..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do in Brooklyn during the cold winter months?

    • Bonnie U.

      Bonnie U. said, "...You can go classic/touristy and visit the Empire State Building. Eataly is a great place to wander around for a bit. You could always hit the Museums and visit the The Metropolitan Museum of Art or if you want to stay in..." See More

  • 1 mention in Visiting NY for the time in April...what important tips can you give me?

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...Statue of Liberty and the amazing skyline of NYC downtown. The ferry ride is free Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building- Get tickets in advance (if possible the express ones) to avoid long lines Times Square - Maybe a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Events on Fathers day in NYC?

    • Brew J.

      Brew J. said, "...NY as you can walk around and see so many iteresring landmarks and buildings that are famous, like Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Times Square (interesting to see, but not my favorite), etc. My favorite free things are..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best NYC Itinerary for 5 Days

    • Jenn M.

      Jenn M. said, "...ride can be nice, but only if you get someone who's been doing it for ages and still loves his/her job. Empire State Building is a classic. Aim for sunset if you can. Get their before to avoid HUGE line. Intrepid is actually..." See More

  • 1 mention in Cocktail bar with a view?

    • Spencer S.

      Spencer S. said, "...East River and Manhattan Living Room for views of One World Trade Center Top of the Strand with views of the Empire State Building, and right in the thick near Times Square and with pretty sweet views of Manhattan...." See More

  • 1 mention in Things To Do with Young Children

    • Fritzi L.

      Fritzi L. said, "...It is a very entertaintaining ride, you can point out all the sights such as Tiffany & Co., Trump TowerRockefeller Plaza Empire State Building and you can take this bus all the way to Battery Parkat the tip of Manhattan. Make sure to..." See More

  • 1 mention in JFK Layover

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...the middle of the city, but not a nice part of it by any means. You will be close to the Empire State Building, so you could see that, although my guess is the lines will make it prohibitive. Remember, too, that..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do with 24 hours in NYC?

    • Dee W.

      Dee W. said, "...catch a matinée of a play) Madame Tussauds New York (Wax Museum) Grand Central Terminal (browse the shops and the market) Empire State Building Designer shops on 5th avenue & Saks 5th Ave Food: Breakfast at Juniors Restaurant Main Cncrs- Great French toast..." See More

  • 1 mention in Things for teens (16 yo) to do in NYC in the summer?

    • Polly B.

      Polly B. said, "...Zara, you guys are going to have a blast. Aside from the touristy must-sees, like the Empire State Building, here are some fun things to do in the summer. Free movies at Bryant Park. Grab a picnic blanket and get there early...." See More

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