Empire State Building

View on Map Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118 Website: http://www.esbnyc.com/

People all over the world recognise the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan as a cultural icon of New York City's skyline.

The beautiful Art Deco skyscraper stands 1,454 ft (443.2 m) and 102 storeys high, making it the second tallest building in the metropolis after One World Trade Center.

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986, the American Society of Civil Engineers also named it on a list of Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Guests at New York hotels should definitely not miss out on the opportunity to pay the Empire State Building a visit, as it is possible to travel up to an 86th floor observation deck or even right to the top.

The views are truly spectacular and it will be a great photo opportunity for the family album.

However, it is a good idea to buy tickets online in advance and then make the trip at an off-peak time, as the queues can be extensive during busy periods.

Prices are $25 for adults and $19 for children for the main deck, or $47 general admission to take the Main Deck Express straight up. It will cost $42 for adults and $36 for children wanting to go to the top.