Best Time for ESB

Feb 3rd, 2008, 11:47 AM
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Best Time for ESB

Hello. I am travelling to NYC in early April and was wondering what time would be best to visit the ESB so that it is the least crowded on the observation deck. I am purchasing the express tickets, so I'm not concerned about lines but am planning a special evening and want some privacy and not a lot of crowds up top.

I prefer the evening around 7pm due to the sunset, but will take suggestions. I know the Top of the Rock is preferred, but I need the ESB for sentimental reasons and the evening for the same reasons.

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Feb 5th, 2008, 06:20 AM
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Have you considered Top of The Rock instead? Maybe you will it to be less crowded than ESB. I went to Top of the Rock in December and I have posted more details in my trip report with pictures

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Feb 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
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I probably won't go until around 11pm. Should be a lot less crowded, right?
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Feb 13th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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I went around 11PM and there were no lines but the observation deck was crowded.

Between 5:30 and 7:30PM is also a good time.
Feb 13th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Based on how long the lines are - and that they're extended their hours to allow more people to visit - I don;t think you'll find it anywhere near empty at any time.
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Feb 14th, 2008, 12:52 AM
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I'm planning on going on a Tuesday night in early April. I don't suppose that makes a difference? Rain? Cold?
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Feb 14th, 2008, 08:46 AM
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I thought this was a beer question.

I would've said "anytime"
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Feb 14th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Well - April will be better than midsummer. And if it's rainy/cold there will be fewer people.

If you're asking if it will BE rainy and cold (you'll know the former about 3 days in advance - and yes, April night are often chilly - but not cold - as in the 20's).
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