Empire State Building

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No trip to New Yorkis complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the viewsof Manhattan are unmatchable.

The Empire StateBuilding is a world-famous landmark, synonymous with New York. It’s renowned asa backdrop in films such as “An Affair to Remember,” “King Kong,” and“Sleepless in Seattle.” In fact, it’s one of the city’s most significant andromantic skyscrapers.

Officially opened in1931, the Empire State Building took over the Chrysler Building’s title astallest in the world, a record it had held for 40 years. New York owes its“Empire State” nickname to the building, which is to New York what the EiffelTower is to Paris, or the Space Needle is to Seattle. The building, animpressive 1,453 feet tall including the broadcast tower, offers views ofManhattan’s twinkling lights from two observatories. One platform is on the86th floor and there’s another at the very top level on the 102nd floor, rightunder the broadcast tower with its 1454-foot antenna. On the way to theobservatories, be sure to spend time in the Dare to Dream 80th Floor Exhibit.This permanent display includes photographs, construction notes, andinformation on the building’s engineering.

At the 86th floor,take a walk along the open-air promenade for spectacular views of Midtown,Lower Manhattan and Central Park. On a clearday, it’s possible to see as far as New Jersey and Connecticut. Pop a quarteror two in the old-fashioned binoculars for a close-up peek of nearbyattractions, including Bryant Park and Times Square.

The 102nd floorobservatory is the highest public point in New York. The enclosed viewing areais ideal if you’re visiting in winter.

TheEmpire State Building is located in Midtown, Manhattan, in the heart of thecity, easily accessible by bus, subway or rail. The two observatories are opento the public 365 days a year. Lines for the ticket office and elevators can belong, so it’s wise to buy tickets on the Empire State Building’s official website.Wedding proposals aren’t uncommon, and a saxophone player sometimes serenadeslovebirds visiting the 86th floor.

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Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
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Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is $186 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
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Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $129 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $178 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is $186 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
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Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
49 W 32nd St, New York, NY, 10001
The price is $187 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $139 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $144 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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The Gallivant Times Square
The Gallivant Times Square
3.5 out of 5
234 48Th Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $179 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
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Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
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560 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
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Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
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525 8Th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
The price is $152 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
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