The Edge Hudson Yards Observation Deck

This post is about tips on visiting The Edge, an observation deck located in Hudson Yards Manhattan, with tips on tickets, discounts, and how to plan your visit.

 

 


WHAT IS EDGE OBSERVATION DECK?

Edge is the observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards, a skyscraper that opened in March 2019.

The building is one of several in the complex known as Hudson Yards, a mix of residential apartment buildings, commercial space, and public green space.

Edge is on the 100th floor of the skyscraper, at a height of 1,131 ft. (344 m). It measures 7,500 sq ft (696 sq m) and juts out from the building 80 feet (25 m), somewhat like a balcony.

Some of the deck has a glass floor that allows you to look down at the street more than 1,000 feet below. Not for the weak of heart!

 

 

The observation deck was named the Edge because you will feel as if you are on the edge of New York City.

On a crystal clear day, views extend 80 miles, including views of New York City, New York State, and New Jersey.

It is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere!

It is the fourth public observation deck in NYC, along with the Empire State BuildingOne World Observatory, and Top of the Rock

 


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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Where is Edge?

At 30 Hudson Yards, on the west side of Midtown Manhattan at the southwest corner of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue, right on the bank of the Hudson River.

Use this Google link to map directions from your starting location.

 

 


Visiting Hours

Starting March 11, 2020, Edge will be open every day 365 days a year from 8 am – Midnight. 

The nearby Vessel at Hudson Yards is worth a visit! It is open every day from 10 am to 9 pm. 

Read our post on how to get tickets to The Vessel.

 


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TICKETS

Though not yet open to the public, tickets are already on sale so you can book ahead online. Tickets will also be available at the observatory once it is open.

There are two types of tickets: General Admission and Edge Flex Pass.

Both types of tickets include:

  • a 360° New York views from the indoor deck on Level 100
  • access to the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere
  • access to the Glass Floor, Angled Glass Walls, Skyline Steps and Eastern Point
  • a free digital souvenir photo 
  • unlimited time to visit 

General Admission tickets give you a specific date/time slot that you can enter the Edge.

The Edge Flex Pass allows you to enter at any time on your selected date.

There are also add-ons available, like a glass of champagne for $16 and a personalized photo book for $22.


PRICES

The prices below are for online, in advance tickets. You will also be able to buy tickets on-site.

The cost will be $2 more, so we suggest you buy online from their website.

General Admission

  • Adult (13-61) $36
  • Child (6-12)  $31
  • Child 5 and under are free
  • Senior (62+) $34

Edge Flex Pass Prices

  • Adult (13-61) $56
  • Child (6-12)  $51
  • Child 5 and under are free
  • Senior (62+) $54

All tickets are subject to the NY Sales tax of approximately 9%. All sales are final

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

TIP: General admission tickets are included for free with the purchase of the New York Sightseeing Pass and the New York Flex Pass. Read our discount section below. 

 


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DISCOUNTS

NYC City Passes

Entry to Edge is free with the purchase of the New York Sightseeing Pass and the New York Flex Pass.

These passes work by bundling together dozens of attractions and tours into one discounted price. They can save you up to 55% off of retail ticket prices.

 

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Read our post comparing the various discount passes to see which one, if any, is best for you.


Military Discount

There is a discount for active and retired members of the U.S. military. To book, please contact customer service at (332) 204-8500. You can also email them via their website.


New York City residents

Receive a $2 discount when you buy an adult ticket online.

 


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RESTAURANTS BY THE EDGE OBSERVATION DECK

There will be plenty of retail, dining, and other amenities in the Hudson Yards complex. The restaurants will be a diverse mix of cuisines from around the world brought by big-name chefs.

The high-class Rhubarb will have two spaces in the complex, one of which will be on the Observation Deck. The restaurant is well-known throughout London and often caters upscale events – even for the royal family.

A more down-to-earth dining option will be The Grill, which will boast a mouth-watering burger, salads, sushi, and pasta.  

Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee will offer ethically-sourced, organic coffee and vegan bakery items.

Other restaurants will include Spanish tapas, Greek seafood, and Japanese cuisine.

 


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About the author

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others.

She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.