by Adam Kuban, 07/09/2013
Photo: Julienne Schaer
Manhattan Skyline from the Empire State Building
Here’s a fairly well known “secret” that’s worth repeating: a great time to visit the Empire State Building Observatory is, like Times Square, just before sunset. You’ll be able to take in views—and photos—of the City in daylight and then as millions of lights wink on with twilight. Just be sure to factor in wait times—or buy an express ticket online in advance, which allows you to skip the line.