One place in New York I had to see was the Empire State Building. Completed in 1931, it was the tallest building in the city for several years. It stands 1,454 feet (or 443.2 metres high) with 102 floors including the observation deck on the 86th floor and is an iconic Art Deco building. Located on 5th Avenue, between West 33rd and West 34th Streets, it is located in Midtown Manhattan.
It’s an amazing view, and just as beautiful to stare up at from the streets below (or with a glass of chilled wine on the roof terrace of the hotel we stayed at).
Tickets cost $49 for standard adult entry, including a return night time visit on the same day. You can also visit as part of the New York CityPass, which costs $122 for entry to 6 attractions including the Empire State Building.