If you have never been to the top of the Empire State Building, it is a must while in NYC! Be sure to plan accordingly as there is no sense going all the way to the top if all you will see is clouds. Admission to the Empire State Building’s Observation Decks is not cheap. Tickets for adults are $27 and children ages 6-12 are $21. For those prices, you will want to make sure you get the best view possible.
Keep in mind, these tickets will only take you to the Main Deck on the 86th floor. If you want to go to the Top Deck on the 102nd floor your tickets will be nearly double the price. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth the extra money. This shot was taken on the Main Deck and trust me, you will see all of Manhattan from the 86th floor. It is a site to behold, but pick your time wisely, and stay as long as you like, there is no time limit.