THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GETS A NEW NIGHTLY LIGHT SHOW
If the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park weren’t enough, there’s one more reason to jet away to New York on a last minute city break. An unmissable tourist attraction in the Big Apple, the Empire State Building has recently unveiled a new nightly light show – set to take the New York skyline to the next level!
SPARKLING TOWER LIGHTS EVERY NIGHT
The dazzling LED tower lights clinging to the Empire State Building will sparkle daily for 5 minutes every hour, on the hour, beginning at sunset and lasting until 2am. This inspiring light show, which debuted on 11 March 2018 to usher in sunnier days ahead, will complement the coloured lights celebrating the city's events - plus you can look and listen out for entertaining music-to-light shows, featuring some of your favourite chart busters.
The nightly light tradition of the Empire State Building dates back to 1932, when a search light was used to announce Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election as the US President. Since then, the light show has garnered a huge fan following, and now, whatever time of year you visit New York, you can admire the spectacle of blinking lights every hour of the day – plus, who needs a watch anymore? Just look out for the shining lights!
EXPLORE SIGHTS NEAR THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
If you're visiting to catch a glimpse of the lights, why not kill some time before the show by exploring some of the city's nearby? If you’ve soaked in city views from this skyscraper’s 86th floor Observation Deck (or braved the 102nd floor Top Deck) why not get a different perspective of the magical NYC skyline, Manhattan Island and Central Park by climbing to the “The Top of the Rock” at the Rockefeller Center, a couple of blocks away? For a breath of fresh air while you wait, take a tour of famous Central Park, or if you want to discover some of the city's art, it's worth visiting the nearby Museum of Modern Art (MoMa). After the light show, head into bustling Times Square at night – you’ll understand why New York is called ‘the city that never sleeps'!
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN NEW YORK
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Satisfy those hunger pangs by visiting the restaurants and bars located in the Empire State's main lobby level. State Grill and Bar offers locally sourced dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus there’s an elegant bar if you wish to wine and dine. You'll find various cuisines available at the Empire State Building, some of our favourites being Mexican tacos and Mezcal (a Mexican spirit) at Tacombi, plus sushi and sashimi, in various and equally delicious forms at Sushi-teria. For some of the best craft beers in New York, nothing beats the Heartland Brewery, or if you want a trendy sports bar where you can watch the football with a beer, Legends is your go-to venue.