You Can Now Greet the Dawn From the Top of the Empire State Building

We recommend pulling an all-nighter

By Diane Rommel

 
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19 September 2016

Truly amazing travel experiences? 

There really aren't that many. 

Balloons over Bagan

The Northern Lights over an ice field

The first time you see the Grand Canyon

New York City at dawn — as its delivery guys and yoga devotees can tell you — is spectacular: rosy-colored, peaceful, intimate. 

The best places to see it? A cab on the FDR, Battery Park, the Staten Island Ferry, and 1000 other places. 

But there's a new spot that's going to shoot straight to the top of the list: the Empire State Building. 

The iconic skyscraper's observation tower is one of the city's top attractions — but until now, it's never been open for the sunrise.

Tickets are now onsale (and at the moment, available) for a new, predawn opening — but move fast, because only 100 are available per day, and viewings will only go through November 20.

Mental Floss points out that the latest/most convenient session will see dawn at 7:32 a.m. on November 5 ... immediatley before Daylight Savings Time begins. 

Hop to it

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