Empire State Building

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
9 / 10

16 expert reviews

“Remains one of the city's most beautiful—and popular—attractions, with thousands of people visiting every day.”

– Condé Nast Traveler

Fodor's Fodor's
"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
Concierge Concierge
"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."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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.
Frommer's Frommer's
"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
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"View unlike any other (except maybe Top of the Rock)."
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