A CityPass booklet includes tickets to New York's most famous sites for 50% off of the box office price.
It's no longer the world's tallest skyscraper, but the classic Art Deco architecture and rich history makes the 102-story Empire State Building a must for tourists to see. Built in 1931, the 1,454 foot tall building has two observatories - an exterior observatory on the 86th floor and an interior one on the 102nd floor - from which observers can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day.
Lobby: free to the general public.
Observatories: $11.00 for adults, $9.00 for military personnel and senior citizens, $6.00 for children under 12 (children under 5 are free).
Security has been tightened recently so leave extra time and make sure to bring a picture ID.
Online tickets are available for an additional $2 per ticket at tickets.esbnyc.com