NY Skyride

New York, NY

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Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA How do we get there? Number: 212-279-9777
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About this activity

Exploring an entire city in thirty minutes and not having to worry about rushing around, traffic and bad weather?  Yes please!  

Then the NY Skyride is definitely the place for you and your family to visit.  It is New York City’s only virtual tour simulator where you can see over 35 iconic landmarks from the comfort of the cities greatest - the Empire State Building.   Your adventure will begin via a unique and specially designed platform which works in conjunction with an 18 ft HD screen.  The experience is beautifully realistic and will entertain and amaze children and adults alike as you journey around the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, United Nations, Yankee Stadium, and a tasteful, beautiful tribute to the cities lost icons - The World Trade Center. 

Actor Kevin Bacon will narrate your adventure which is comparable to taking a helicopter tour, but where fear of heights wont stand in your way. 

Since 1995 over 10 million visitors have experienced this attraction, and is perfect for children as they can learn about this great city as well as have a lot of fun feeling like they are flying!

In addition, your ticket will also get your priority access to the 86th Floor Observatory Deck so once you have learnt about all the landmarks, you can go and try spot them for yourself!

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The Skyride is located at 350 Fifth Avenue - also know as the Empire State Building (if you can’t find it, just look up!) The entrance is on 33rd St between 5th and 6th Ave, with the attraction itself is on the second floor.

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NY Skyride FAQ’s

The Empire State Building is fully equipped for your babies when they need to be changed after all the excitement of flying across the city.

There are a few eateries within the Empire State Building itself, including Europa Cafe and Starbucks, but it’s New York City! Once you have worked up an appetite flying across the city, immerse yourself in the street life and take your pick!

The quietest times are usually in the morning or lunchtime, but these can change. The Skyride runs from 8am - 10pm every day of the year (yes even Christmas! But check opening hours on holidays) Tickets are also valid a year from purchase so they can make great gifts for your family.

Behind every great ride is a great gift shop. Stock up on your skyride souvenirs - from hats, posters, mugs and keychains - before hitting the city to show them off!

Educational tours that meet the standards of the New York City and state school curriculum criteria are offered by NY Skyride, which is a great idea for your next school trip. These educational tours are available for Middle School, High School and also Summer camps.

The Empire State Building is fully equipped for your babies when they need to be changed after all the excitement of flying across the city.

Push chairs and wheelchairs and happily accommodated in the Empire State Building and on the ride. New York wouldn’t be New York unless everyone could enjoy it!

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