July 4th VIP Exclusive: Fireworks from the Empire State Building's Observation Deck

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July 4th VIP Exclusive: Fireworks from the Empire State Building's Observation Deck information and booking

2 hours
Departs from
Empire State Building
Time of departure
8pm - Observatory’s 80th floor reception area opens 8:30pm - 86th floor Observatory opens for fireworks
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Tour description provided by Viator


Enjoy fantastic 360-degree aerial views of New York City and watch the spectacular July 4th fireworks in style! The Empire State Building's Observation Deck offers the perfect vantage point to watch the skies over Manhattan light up with a spectacular red, white and blue fireworks show. With your exclusive ticket, you'll be in awe over New York City's magnificent skyline at this once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive Independence Day celebration atop the Empire State Building!

This special, exclusive evening event commences at 8pm, when you'll be welcomed to the 80th floor for a private reception party. Complimentary light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment throughout the standing-room only fireworks viewing event. The entire Empire State Building will be closed to the public and at 8:30pm you will be invited to the 86th floor Observatory Deck to catch the awe-inspiring 40,000 fireworks perfectly in sync with 25-minutes of a dynamic American soundtrack, from pop ballads to patriotic favorites.

Snap, crackle and boom will ignite the evening as you behold the glowing New York City's skyline high above the July 4th crowds. Following the conclusion of the private fireworks extravaganza event, you can enjoy the spectacular unobstructed panoramic views from the glass-enclosed area and the spacious open-air promenade. This New York attraction is famous not only for its stunning views but also the filming location for many memorable movie scenes including, An Affair to Remember, King Kong, and Sleepless in Seattle.

From the Observation Deck, you'll be treated to spectacular views of Manhattan including Central Park, Times Square, the Flatiron Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and so much more. Book now to escape the crowds down below and secure your ticket to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime vantage point to view New York's famous July 4th fireworks!

What's included

  • Entrance fees to empire state building observatory
  • July 4th fireworks extravaganza
  • Light refreshments
  • Broadcast of televised fireworks performance

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off