The most recognizable skyscraper in New York, the Empire State Building is the site of many silver screen kisses and romantic proposals. Its view from the 86th floor observation deck is what people dream of when they think NYC. Check this monument to American engineering off your NYC bucket list by chartering a bus to its Midtown Manhattan location.
When the 1933 movie King Kong depicted the giant ape hanging from its side, the Empire State Building entered the hearts and minds of people around the world. It has since been dubbed a National Historic Landmark and one of the seven great engineering achievements in American history. Travelers to New York, especially those with a strong romantic streak, will want to explore its lobby, observation decks, and exhibits.
When you picture the Empire State Building, you’re probably thinking of the open-air observation deck on the 86th floor. It offers a 360° view of the city. We recommend using their official observation app for a guided tour of this iconic New York view. Take the elevator to the 102nd floor to see as far as 80 miles away, then head back down to the lobby for a tour of its gold leaf Art Deco murals. Group tickets should be purchased in advance. Lesson plans for school trips are available on the Empire State Building website.
Why charter a bus to visit the Empire State Building
There is so much history packed into this building that you’ll want to take a guided tours. The best and most cost-effective way to do this is to gather a group and arrange a tour. A school bus rental or coach bus rental can transport large groups of architecture lovers, students, or NYC enthusiasts to the visitor entrance on 34th Street. There is very limited parking across the street, so you’ll want to charter a bus to drop you off and pick you up after your tour.
With its car horns, throngs of people, and bright lights, Midtown Manhattan embodies the NYC bustle more than any other neighborhood. All the biggest attractions, from Broadway to the Rockefeller Center, are located in the area surrounding the Empire State Building. Charter a bus tour of Midtown with stops at Time Square, Grand Central Terminal, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It’s all right there in the heart of the city. Not only is it a tourist hot spot, Midtown is THE destination for fine diners are foodie travelers. Restaurants, bars, and clubs in the Theatre District’s Restaurant Row and Hell’s Kitchen are among the best in the world. From Michelin Star establishments to historic diners, Midtown has a dish for every eater.
New York’s glamorous skyscrapers and streets that never sleep attract travelers from across the world – and with good reason! The city is also a go-to destination to discover the best in gastronomy, entertainment, performing arts, and sporting events. Rarely skipping a beat, New York will surely keep you busy during your stay.