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Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck

With its thrilling glass floor and unique outdoor climbing experience, this sky deck is more than just a viewing platform, it's an adventure that will lift your spirits as high as its apex.

Edge Hudson Yards in a nutshell…

The Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere offering unparalleled views of Manhattan’s skyline. For adrenaline junkies, City Climb NYC offers a unique climbing experience up the exterior face of the building to its apex

Location: The Edge stands at 30 Hudson Yards.

Getting There: Located at 30 Hudson Yards, it is accessible via subway, bus or rail with the nearest station being 34th Street – Hudson Yards on train ‘7’.

Tickets: Starting from $36 for general admission. Book online  to avoid the lines. Tickets for City Climb  start at $202 per person and include access to The Edge sky deck post climb.

Visiting Hours: Open from 9:00 AM till midnight. Best to visit at sunset.

Edge NYC, one of the city’s newest observation decks, offers a breathtaking experience from 100 floors above Manhattan. This sky deck features a panoramic view of The Big Apple and an adrenaline-pumping glass floor, allowing visitors to watch city life unfold below.

Although the indoor observation decks of the Empire State Building, One World Observatory, and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offer high views, Edge NYC’s outdoor experience is unparalleled. The deck itself stands at 1,131 feet (345 meters), second only to Shanghai Tower’s outdoor deck.

Edge NYC
Edge NYC, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, offers a thrilling view of New York City’s skyline, where architectural marvels like the Chrysler Building can be seen rising prominently against the urban backdrop.

Edge opened on March 11, 2020, right before New York City’s COVID-19 lockdown. Despite this initial challenge, it has become a magnet for those eager to explore Manhattan's skyline in unique ways.

In late 2021, Edge NYC introduced the City Climb NYC experience, where adventure-seekers can scale the skyscraper’s exterior to its highest outdoor point. This climb culminates at The Apex, the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere at 1,271 feet (387 meters), providing unmatched views and thrills.

Today, visitors continue to flock to Edge, booking tickets online and participating in tours that showcase this exceptional attraction.

Practical Information

Before you embark on this sky-high adventure, let’s get you familiarized with some practical information that will make your visit a breeze.

From transportation options to ticket types and the best time to visit - we’ve got it all covered! So buckle up as we guide you through the essentials of planning your perfect trip to the Edge.

Location

Situated amidst the sleek structures of Hudson Yards, The Edge stands at 30 Hudson Yards.

Begin your journey by entering The Shops at Hudson Yards and take an elevator ride up to the 4th floor. Look out for signs directing you towards your exciting destination.

How to Get There

Making your way towards The Edge is part of the adventure itself. Whether you choose public transportation or decide on a leisurely stroll along Manhattan's High Line which conveniently ends right next to The Shed and The Shops at Hudson Yards, rest assured that reaching your destination will be a breeze.

For more information to help you move around New York, you might want to check out our articles about New York City transportation or the MetroCard.

Subway

The nearest subway station is just a stone’s throw away – hop off at 34th Street – Hudson Yards on train 7 and enjoy a short two-minute walk towards The Shops at Hudson yards.

Bus

If bus travel suits your preference, then opt for any one of these lines: M34-SBS, M12, or M11 which all have stops within easy walking distance from The Edge.

Rail

Penn Station is another viable option if you’re arriving via rail transport.

Conveniently located just two blocks east between West 31st and West 33rd Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues, it serves multiple transit lines including Amtrak, LIRR, New Jersey Transit, PATH as well as MTA Subway lines: A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3.

Sightseeing Bus

Why not make your journey to The Edge part of the tour with a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus? Not only do they offer convenient routes around Manhattan’s top attractions but also provide an opportunity for you to take in the city’s sights at a leisurely pace.

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Driving

While we recommend utilizing public transport or walking due to the city’s congested streets and limited parking availability; drivers can opt for parking spots available at 10 Hudson Yards, Abington House or One Hudson Yards which are all located along West 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Ticket Options

Whether you’re seeking just admission or looking for more flexibility with your visit time – The Edge has got you covered! With three types of tickets on offer catering to different needs and budgets; choosing the right one is key to making your experience even more memorable.

Quick tip…

Booking your tickets online in advance is highly recommended especially if planning to visit during weekends, busy summer months or over a holiday. Sunset tickets are particularly in demand and should be reserved well ahead of your visit.

General Admission

General admission ticket prices start at $39 and get you access onto The Edge without any additional perks. Do note that prices may be higher during popular times such as sunset - so plan accordingly!

Flexible Entry Ticket

If flexibility is what you seek then consider opting for a Flex Pass ticket that starts at $47. This option allows you to book a date without specifying a time slot thus enabling spontaneous planning while still ensuring access to this amazing attraction.

City Climb Ticket

For adrenaline junkies seeking the ultimate thrill, City Climb tickets starting at $202 per person are the perfect choice. Be sure to book online as soon as your travel dates are finalized as these sell out fast! The ticket price also includes a visit to the Edge sky deck which you can enjoy post your climb.

Combo Visit: Edge + 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Statue of Liberty

Elevate your NYC experience with this combo ticket package that lets you explore some of New York City’s most popular attractions in one go!

Enjoy spectacular views from The Edge Observation Deck followed by a skip-the-line entry to either the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum or a scenic cruise to the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Edge Observation Deck Times Square & Hudson Yard Tour

Embark on an immersive exploration of midtown Manhattan with this guided tour. Starting off at Rockefeller Center, learn about its rich history before moving towards Hudson Yards - one of NYC’s newest districts. Here you get access to The Edge – offering 360-degree views from its unique viewing deck.

Enhancing Your Adventure with Tourist Passes

Maximize your New York city experience with tourist passes that include entry not just to The Edge but other major attractions too. Providing excellent value and flexibility, these passes make exploring this vibrant city both economical and memorable. With options for adjustable timings and bundled access; these passes are designed for travelers eager to discover more for less.

The following tourist passes offer entry into The Edge:

GO Explorer Pass

This pass offers great flexibility allowing you to choose from top attractions across several days at a fixed cost.

New York Sightseeing Pass

This pass allows you to select a specific number of attractions to visit over a 7-day period, making it perfect for extended stays.

NYC City Pass

A must-have for first-time visitors, this pass includes entry into six major attractions including The Edge.

New York Pass

Offering access to more than 100 attractions across the city, this pass is ideal for those looking to explore New York extensively.

Opening Hours

The Edge opens its doorsfrom 9:00 AM till midnight.

If you’re dining at Peak Restaurant & Bar situated on the same level, your visit can extend beyond these hours. You can have an amazing experience visiting the deck around 1:00 AM - imagine having this magnificent sky deck all to yourself for free!

Best Time To Visit

To truly witness the magic of Manhattan’s skyline from The Edge, plan your visit during sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, watch as Manhattan transforms with lights flickering on across the city creating an enchanting spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss!

The City Climb Experience

Experience a thrilling new adventure at The Edge with City Climb NYC. Launched in November 2021, this unique experience takes adventure seekers on a climb outside of the skyscraper while harnessed securely.

City Climb Edge
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City Climb, an exhilarating attraction at Edge NYC, offers an adrenaline-pumping adventure as climbers scale the building’s exterior to soak in breathtaking views of New York City from a unique vantage point

Once atop The Apex – which is also the highest outdoor observation deck in the entire Western Hemisphere – take in breathtaking views or if you dare lean out over ’the edge’ for an added thrill!

Tickets starting at $202 per person can be reserved online  - early booking is highly recommended due to high demand! Each ticket also includes access to The Edge sky deck which you can explore post your climb.

Please note that participants must be 13 years or older, measure between 4.9 and 6.7 feet tall and weigh between 65 pounds and 310 pounds. Pregnant individuals, those suffering from vertigo or heart conditions as well as anyone under influence of drugs or alcohol should not participate in City Climb NYC.

Also it’s worth noting that personal cameras are not allowed – all photographs will be taken by City Climb staff.

If someone in your group does not wish to participate, they can still cheer for you from The Edge with a regular ticket while you stand atop the apex!

What to Expect on Your Visit to the Edge NYC

Your visit to the Edge is not just about soaring heights and breathtaking views. It’s an immersive experience that goes beyond the usual tourist attraction, offering a range of experiences designed to thrill, awe, and even pamper you.

As soon as you step into this architectural marvel, you’ll be treated to a host of exciting features and amenities that will make your trip truly memorable. From its iconic Sky Deck with its clear glass panels suspended 1,000 feet in the air to its luxurious champagne bar where you can toast your adventure; every corner of The Edge has been carefully crafted for your enjoyment.

1. The Sky Deck

The star attraction at The Edge is undoubtedly the Sky Deck. As the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, it offers unparalleled views of Manhattan’s skyline, including landmarks like Central Park and Times Square.

Standing on its glass-paneled floor might seem intimidating at first - but once you muster up some courage (or gather all your friends for support), standing over a thousand feet above ground level with nothing but clear glass between you and streets far below turns out quite exhilarating!

Sky Deck at the Edge NYC
The sky deck at Edge NYC offers a thrilling experience with its glass floor, giving visitors a breathtaking view directly beneath their feet while providing a panoramic look at the city around them.

On busy days you can expect queues for popular photo spots, however the friendly staff ensures everyone gets their turn without too long wait times.

Besides panoramic vistas there are also Skyline Steps leading up towards 101st floor – climb them for an even better view over the entire cityscape along with the Empire State Building looming proudly in the distance.

2. The 101st Floor

After experiencing thrills at the sky deck head towards the indoor observation area located on 101st floor. Here enjoy unobstructed views stretching northwards till Central Park or look westwards across Hudson River towards New Jersey or southwards down Manhattan island.

Though less thrilling than the outdoor area due absence of open air exposure it still offers amazing vistas that are well worth your time. So take a moment to relax and enjoy the view before heading back down.

3. The Champagne Bar

What better way to celebrate your sky-high adventure than with a glass of champagne in hand? The Edge’s main champagne bar is located on the 100th floor, offering a selection of beverages and snacks for purchase.

During peak times, an additional champagne bar opens up on the 102nd floor as well as on the sky deck itself, ensuring you never have to wait too long for your refreshments. Do note prices can be steep - a glass of champagne costs around $20 while beer is priced at $9 and soft drinks like coffee or Coca-Cola cost $5 each.

4. Peak Restaurant

Take your dining experience to new heights at Peak – an upscale restaurant situated right alongside The Edge on 101st floor. With its floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views over Manhattan, it’s an ideal spot for a special occasion or simply treating yourself after an adventurous day out.

The quality of food coupled with remarkable views make it one memorable meal! To ensure the best experience do make reservations ahead and request a table near the windows for unobstructed cityscape vistas while you dine.

5. Sky-High Yoga

Kick-start your day in the most refreshing way possible with a morning yoga session atop The Edge! Priced at $60 per person these classes are held early morning before general public access begins allowing attendees exclusive use of the sky deck during class duration.

Tickets are sold online in advance due limited space available so do book early if interested in joining this unique workout session high above New York City streets!

Tips to Visit the Edge

Visiting The Edge can be quite an adventure, but like any other travel experience, it requires some planning and preparation to get the most out of it. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip and make the most of your time at this stunning attraction.

  • If you’re planning to dine at Peak, the restaurant on the same level as The Edge observation deck, you could potentially visit the observation deck for free!
  • Aim for about an hour here, which gives you enough time to take photos on the sky deck and from the 101st floor. If you want to try The Climb experience, expect 3 hours.
  • If weather conditions aren’t favorable during your visit and the sky deck is closed due safety reasons don’t worry – simply ask staff if they can reschedule your ticket another day or even process a refund.
  • Sunset tickets are highly sought after so consider booking the closest available time slot then stick around until sunset – remember once inside there’s no rush leave; take all time you need to enjoy breathtaking views changing hues as dusk settles over the cityscape.
  • While visiting The Edge  also explore the rest of the Hudson Yards complex - there’s much to see and do including Vessel (an interactive sculpture offering more great views), High Line (an elevated park built atop old railroad tracks), shopping malls filled with high-end boutiques perfect window shopping especially during festive season.
  • Visiting late afternoon or night? Be sure to bring a light jacket or layer as wind can get quite chilly up there!

Accessibility

The Edge has been designed with accessibility in mind to ensure that everyone can enjoy its spectacular views. This includes elevators that allow easy access for those who cannot use stairs or ramps for wheelchairs users who might find them challenging to navigate otherwise.

Service animals are welcome at The Edge making it easier for individuals who rely on them during their daily lives.

For additional assistance or information regarding accessibility features, guests are encouraged to contact The Edge  in advance of their visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck is an outdoor sky deck located at 30 Hudson Yards in Manhattan, New York City.

It holds the title for being the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.

The main viewing platform of the Edge stands at a height of 1,131 feet (345 meters) above ground.

However, its apex reached via City Climb NYC stands even taller at 1,271 feet (387 meters).

The Edge was officially opened to the public on March 11, 2020.

Visitors can expect breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline from its glass floor and triangular platform that juts out into space.

There are also options for dining and shopping within The Shops at Hudson Yards where The Edge is located.

You can reach The Edge by subway getting off at 34th Street – Hudson Yards on train line number ‘7’.If you prefer to take the bus, opt lines: M34-SBS, M12, or M11 which all have stops nearby.

Yes! Other transportation options include arriving via Penn Station if you’re traveling by rail; opting for a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour; or driving and parking your vehicle in one of the spots available along West 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

There are two types of tickets: General Admission and Flex Pass, each offering different levels of flexibility and access.

There are also City Climb tickets available for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

Tickets can be purchased online here .

Some tourist passes such as GO Explorer Pass, New York Sightseeing Pass, NYC City Pass and the New York Pass offer bundled entry into multiple attractions including The Edge.

City Climb NYC is a unique experience that involves climbing up the exterior face of the building while securely harnessed.

Participants reach The Apex - highest outdoor observation point in Western Hemisphere for spectacular views.

City Climb NYC tickets  start at $202 per person which also includes access to The Edge sky deck post your climb.

Yes! Participants must be 13 years or older, measure between 4.9 and 6.7 feet tall and weigh between 65 pounds and 310 pounds.

Pregnant individuals, those suffering from vertigo or heart conditions as well as anyone under influence of drugs or alcohol should not participate in this activity.

Yes! Non-participants can cheer you on from The Edge with a regular ticket while you stand atop the apex!

Sunset visits are highly recommended as Manhattan transforms with lights flickering on across the city creating an enchanting spectacle.

The Edge opens its doors from 9:00 AM till midnight daily.

However, if you’re dining at Peak Restaurant & Bar located on the same level then your visit can extend beyond these hours.

Where to Stay Near the Edge

Choosing a place to stay near The Edge offers a range of advantages. Firstly, the location itself is conveniently situated in Manhattan’s vibrant district - Hudson Yards. This means you’re within easy reach of not just The Edge but also other top attractions such as Vessel, High Line and Chelsea Market among others.

Secondly, staying nearby allows for flexibility with your visit time especially if you’re planning to catch sunset views from The Edge or dine at Peak Restaurant & Bar which can extend your visit beyond regular hours. Imagine enjoying an evening filled with breathtaking views followed by a short stroll back to your hotel - sounds perfect doesn’t it?

More Observation Decks in New York City

New York City’s skyline is best experienced from its various observation decks. Each offers unique vistas and experiences:

One World Observatory

Located at One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory stands as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere offering expansive views of New York City.

Empire State Building

The observation deck at the iconic Empire State Building offers classic New York City views and a rich history.

Top of the Rock

Situated atop Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock observation deck provides panoramic views of Manhattan including unobstructed sights of the Empire State Building.

Summit One Vanderbilt

Known for its all-glass elevators that provide thrilling upward rides revealing the cityscape below, Summit One Vanderbilt offers a 360-degree outdoor sky deck and immersive mirror-filled rooms creating illusionary effects.

Other Nearby Attractions

The Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck is nestled amidst some of NYC’s most popular attractions making it an ideal starting point for exploring more of what this bustling city has to offer!

Whether you’re interested in modern art installations, historic parks, bustling markets or cultural experiences – you’ll find it all within walking distance of The Edge.

Vessel

The Vessel is a unique architectural structure located at Hudson Yards.

Composed of interconnecting staircases that lead visitors upwards for views over the district and river; it’s an interactive artwork that invites exploration and engagement.

High Line

Once a freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line has been transformed into a green space where art installations, performances and food vendors can be enjoyed amidst lush plantings.

Chelsea Market

Housed in a former biscuit factory, Chelsea Market is now home to an array of gourmet eateries, boutique shops and fresh food vendors making it a must-visit destination for food lovers.

Little Island

This whimsical park floats above the Hudson River providing not just green spaces for relaxation but also performance venues hosting a wide range of programs throughout the year.

Intrepid Museum

Situated aboard an aircraft carrier docked on Hudson River, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum offers fascinating exhibits related to America’s military history including real-life submarines and spacecrafts.

Times Square

Known as “The Crossroads of the World’’, Times Square is renowned for its electronic billboards, Broadway theaters and bustling crowds - truly encapsulating New York City’s non-stop energy!

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  1. Introduction
  2. Practical Information
  3. The City Climb Experience
  4. What to Expect on Your Visit to the Edge NYC
  5. Tips to Visit the Edge
  6. Accessibility
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Where to Stay Near the Edge
  9. More Observation Decks in New York City
  10. Other Nearby Attractions