- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. Located at the top three floors of the One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere, the observatory boasts jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and its surrounds. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to all three Observatory floors for a memorable experience that offers fabulous photo ops, New York City history, and dining options to buy food or drinks high in the sky. Choose to upgrade to the priority combo ticket to skip all the lines with Priority Access security line and Express elevator to the top, Priority exit from the Observatory and access to the One World Explorer - the virtual guide iPad. Need more flexibility? Upgrade to the All-Inclusive Flex Admission to arrive anytime on your selected travel date, receive all the upgrades of a Priority Combo ticket plus enjoy a beverage at the top!
- Entry/Admission - One World Observatory
- Transportation to/from attractions
One World Trade Center
Hours of Operation
January 4 - April 30
9am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
May 1 - September 3
8am- 10pm, last ticket sold 8:45pm
Guests may stay in Observatory until 10:00pm
September 4 - December 19
9am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
December 20 - January 5
8am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
Guests may stay in the Restaurant until 10:00pm
July 4th: 8am- 7pm, last ticket sold 6:15pm
September 11: 12pm- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
December 25: 11am-9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
January 1: 11am-9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
Returns to original departure point
When you arrive at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, hop in a Sky Pod (aka elevator) and arrive on the 102nd floor in less than 60 seconds. The Sky Pod provides a virtual time-lapse experience so you can see how New York City has changed over the centuries.
If you thought the elevator ride was cool, you'll be blown away by the One World Observatory's vantage point, which on a clear day, provides a sight line of about 50 miles (80 kilometers). Watch a video about the making of the 1,776-foot-tall (540-meter) skyscraper, and then look out the panoramic windows for one-of-a-kind New York City views. Upgrade your experience to a priority combo ticket to skip all the lines with Priority Access security line and Express elevator to the top, Priority exit from the Observatory and access to the One World Explorer - the virtual guide iPad. Need more flexibility? Upgrade to the All-Inclusive Flex Admission to arrive anytime on your selected travel date, receive all the upgrades of a Priority Combo ticket plus enjoy a beverage at the top!
At the See Forever Theater, see time-lapse photos and aerial imagery during a unique 2-minute video presentation, and then check out the the Main Observatory on the 100th floor, where you can step onto a 14-foot-wide (4-meter) disc in the floor and look down for an incredible perspective of real-time, high-definition footage of Manhattan's streets. And don't leave without stopping by City Pulse, an interactive experience that connects visitors with New York's landmarks and neighborhoods.
When you're hungry, you can head to the 101st floor for a bite to eat (own expense). Options include pastries and fresh sandwiches at One Café, small plates and artisanal cocktails at the bar, One Mix, and high-end food and wine that matches the stunning view at One Dine (reservations required at One Dine).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note that all tickets are non-changeable and non-transferable
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
One World Observatory has some of the amazing views of NYC and I was happy that this time I had the chance to visit it.
This was also the first time I used Viator services to buy tickets and I couldn't be more satisfied!
The prices of the tickets here were cheaper than in the WTC site itself, offering skip the line tickets without extra fees, taxes or hidden values.
When we arrived there, to start our visit, everything was really fast and the skip the line worked perfectly!
For my next travels I will continue using Viator services, for sure!
This is a very well done tour and would recommend buying tickets in advance. The ticket line is very long is you don't buy before you arrive.
Amazing views. Even the elevator ride up to the observatory deck was impactful. So glad we chose to do this over the Empire State Building observatory deck. It was a clear day and we could see for 10 miles .
Definitely a great way to skip the line albeit the line to pick up your tickets was minimal but certainly less than the huge line that extended outside for those that hadn't pre-booked. You get as long as you want up the top, and get quite an amazing view of Manhattan from all angles!
The views from the One World Observatory are amazing. When you enter the lift you get to see how New York was built up during the years. You get to see different views of New York, Brooklyn, New Jersey etc as you walk around the top of the building which is brilliant. I would highly recommend attraction and definitely skip the line so much easier.
We made reservations to eat at the Dine One restaurant at the top of the tower which made this a very fun experience. The restaurant treated us exceptionally well and the view was outstanding. The VIP or priority pass helped a lot. The restaurant only excepts reservations through open table online.
WHAT A GREAT BUILDING.. THE VIEW ON THIS DAY WAS AMAZING, YOU COULD SEE FOR MILES AND MILES.. ONLY SAD PART WAS THIS BUILDING SHOULD NOT BE HERE, THERE SHOULD BE 2 TWIN TOWERS.. TERRORISM MUST STOP!!!!!!!!!!
We really enjoyed this experience but we were told when we arrived that it was 'zero visability' due to the weather and we could come back another day at no extra cost. As it was our last day we had no choice but to go up. We still thoroughly enjoyed it although it would have been good to see the usual views.