Visit: One World Observatory, 117 West Street One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
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).
One World Observatory, 117 West Street One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
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Skip the line, and reservations for dinner is the best was to enjoy it. Our German relatives were blow away by the experience.
For years, I had been wanting to visit the One World Trade Center and finally had the opportunity to. I purposely showed up to gauge how busy it was and when I saw the line, I decided to purchase the Skip-the-Line ticket online. It was well worth the few extra dollars for just myself. After a quick trip through security, I was in the elevator and speeding up to the 102nd floor in one of the fastest elevators in the world. It was quite an experience. Upon reaching the 102nd floor, everyone lined up to face a wall where a projection of NYC played for about a minute. The wall then retracted to show us the view immediately behind it which was breathtaking! From there, we were able to access the observation deck below as well as the restaurant, casual dining area, and gift shop. It's a very informative and well designed observation deck for all ages. The views of course will not disappoint. I expect to go back again in the future!
Excellent experience. If you want to see Manhattan from a lower Manhattan perspective - this is tour for you. As you travel in the elevator to the top, watch the walls because there is an ever changing display that visually chronicles the development of the island, from woodlands to the metropolis that it is today. That is followed by a 5 minute orientation display video that tells more of the story followed by a "reveal" of the city as the curtains rise and you perceive the vista that is Manhattan. You are then free to explore all sides of the enclosed observation level. "Chip the Line" visitors are given priority with regard to elevator rides up and down. Tour is a great bargain.
This is a most do in the City. Truly a celebration of humanity and our resilience. Wasn't sure what to expect and was not disappointed.
What a lovely evening, brought tickets for 5.00pm when it was daylight. By time we left it was dark so was able to take day and night photographs.
Reserved a table for the one dine observatory restaurant, a bit pricey but worth it for a special evening. My husband had the best value meal of burger and chips. My parents and I had the chicken leg but still felt hungry afterwards.
Had a lovely evening.
the title is exactly what it says, we were the second persons into the observatory that morning, a quick pass thru security and right in, couldn't of been any easier.
Fantsstic worth every penny the elevator ride to the top was unreal ears pop going up !! As for the views wow
The online ticket we were told is to skip the line when buying a ticket there .. doesn’t make sense and still had to stand in line. Great place once you are in !
Unique and fun experience. Elevators themselves are really cool. Views are especially stunning at sunset.
Easy booking with Viator. Chose the combo ticket which included priority access, priority exit and iPads.
We went on the 5pm-7pm booking and saw the sunset which was great. Seemed to be a popular time so the priority tickets were definitely worth the extra. iPads were useful but not essential. Spectacular panoramic views. Also enjoyed the videos in the lift.
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.
For the ultimate experience, 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 $15 to Eat, Drink, or Shop.