Save time and skip the line at the Empire State Building in New York City

Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 11, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

Purchase your tickets in advance online ( You can't skip the security line, but you can skip to the front of both this line and the line for elevators by purchasing an Express Pass for an extra $45—if time is tight, it guarantees you'll get to the observation deck in twenty minutes. If you don't want to pony up for express service, do yourself a favor and skip that last elevator line at the 80th floor by taking the stairs. Empire State Building review.

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