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Empire State Building

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Top 1% in New York About the TripExpert Score

8 expert recommendations

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concierge.com

With the tragic demise of the World Trade Center, this symbol of New York is again the city's most recognizable skyscraper and, at 1,050 feet, its tallest.

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Condé Nast Traveler

One of the city's most beautiful—and popular—attractions, with thousands of people visiting every day. Full review →

Come very early or very late for shorter wait times.
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Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

The Empire State Building is an art deco monument to progress, a symbol for New York City, and a star in some great romantic scenes, on- and off-screen. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

There’s no better introduction to New York than a visit to the Empire State Building... the apex of the New York skyline Full review →

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Lonely Planet Tick@2x Top Choice

The Empire State Building – actually a very glorified office building – is the most famous member of the New York skyline. Full review →

Getting here very early or very late will help you avoid delays.
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Michelin Guide 55

Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Full review →

Views from the 86th-floor observatory (try to go early in the day to avoid long lines) extend 80 miles on a clear day,
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National Geographic

Arrive at dusk; get your ticket at the second-floor box office. Head up to the 102nd floor to "witness magic as the lights of the city come on."—Brian Silverman, Frommer's New York... Full review →

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Not For Tourists

View unlike any other (except maybe Top of the Rock). Full review →

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