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Empire State Building Sunrise Experience


Empire State Building Sunrise Experience

comment See the sunrise over Manhattan - Before anyone else!

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • Admission to the Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory
  • Entrance limited to 100 people
  • Panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade or climate controlled viewing galleries from the Heart of New York City
  • World-renowned Art Deco masterpiece fully modernized with exciting Dare-to-Dream exhibit
  • Free admission for children 0-5
  • Signage and app available in nine languages

Full details

Our guide to Empire State Building Sunrise Experience

For fifty mornings each year, the Empire State Building opens up early for 100 people to witness one of Earth's finest sunrises and a city awakening.  

Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals.

Then ascend to the 86th Floor with your guide and stay as long as your schedule allows you. Stay all day if you wish and enjoy one or more of the eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria.

Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station

Departure Location: The Empire State Building Observatory entrance is located at 20 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue).

Departs: The Empire State Building Sunrise Experience is available for limited departures on Fridays and Saturdays through the year. See our calendar for dates.

Start Times: Varies throughout the year depending on season...it's always stunning though!  Earliest start time is 5am, latest is 6.45am. The perfect cure for jet-lag - what else are you going to do?

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Empire State Building Sunrise Experience

  • Your Empire State Building Sunrise Experience ticket allows you to access the Empire State at sunrise on your chosen day only.  You will need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check. 
  • The Empire State Building Observatory Ticket does not include access to the 102nd Floor Observatory (these tickets can only be purchased at the Empire State Building itself. Current price $20 per person).
  • A free multimedia tour APP is included with every admission to the Empire State Building. Download the APP for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi. The self-guided multimedia tour app is available in 9 languages
  • All sales are final. This ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer. 


Frequently Asked Questions for Empire State Building Sunrise Experience

  • Do I need to book a date or time when I visit the Empire State Building?
    Yes, but only for this Sunrise Experience! Please see our other options if sunrise is too early for you. 
  • How do I receive my tickets?
    Your gate ready ticket voucher will be available to download as soon as your booking is paid. All you need to do is present your ticket on your mobile phone, or print at home before arriving at the attraction.
  • Will I need to queue to get into the Empire State Building?
    There may be a brief queue when you arrive.

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