"Skip the Empire State." Empire State Building Tip by Lawlsie

Empire State Building, New York City: 373 reviews and 609 photos

I'd advise anyone thinking of going up the Empire State to give it a miss. We queued for three hours just to get to the lifts. Wasn't helped that 'Express tickets' kept being sold to those who wanted to jump the queue. I'm sure this held us up even more.

It was also very annoying to pay first and then realise what a massive queue we faced.

And the view? Nothing is worth waiting three hours for when like most visitors, we didn't have a lot of time in NYC. Surely there are plenty other places in the fabulous city to get a good view?

I think the Empire State is living on past glories and is seriously over rated.

Address: 350 5th Avenue
Directions: 1, 2, 3 or 9 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C or E (Eighth Avenue Subway) to 34th Street/Penn Station.
Phone: (212) 947-1360
Website: http://www.esbnyc.com/

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2005
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