Need help with which observation deck to visit – Summit One Vanderbilt or The Edge?
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How to choose between Summit One Vanderbilt and The Edge
– Height of the observation deck
– Experience on the deck
– View from the observation deck (Daytime and nighttime view)
– Cost of tickets
– Dining options available
– Duration of stay
Height of the observation deck
The Edge is located on the 100th floor/level, almost 1100 feet above the ground, while One Vanderbilt Summit is spread across three levels (from the 91st floor to the 93rd floor) and is nearly 1400 feet tall.
Some adventure-loving visitors tend to experience Climbing The Edge.
Experience on the deck
The Edge is a triangular observation deck made entirely of glass suspended mid-air.
You can see through the glasses and gaze at the world under your feet or stand at the corner of this jutted-out deck, also known as Eastern Point, and enjoy the skyline.
However, at Summit One Vanderbilt, you’ll herald a memorable journey on three levels, passing through immersive rooms, galleries, and spaces.
This includes Transcendence 1. Transcendence 2, Levitation, Ascent, etc.
Summit One Vanderbilt’s observation deck has become the most trending skyscraper since its inception in 2021.
View from the observation deck
The view from both observation decks is totally unbeatable!
From The Edge, you get a 360-degree view of Manhattan City and see as far as the Statue of Liberty is.
From One Summit Vanderbilt, you can catch sights of the United Nations Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Observatory, and Central Park.
The Edge and Summit offer a fantastic experience at sunset and night, and we suggest you pick an evening time slot for the same.
Cost of ticket
The ticket prices for One Summit Vanderbilt and the Edge depend on the dates you are booking.
Summit One Vanderbilt tickets for visitors aged 13 and above cost US$52 in the first 15 days of the month, whereas they cost US$57 in the last half of the month.
Children between six and 12 years can get the tickets for US$46 in the first half of the month, whereas they are available for US$50 in the last 15 days of the month.
Infants under six years of age can get in for free.
The Edge tickets are priced at US$41 for adults aged 12 to 61, while senior citizens aged 62 and more can get the tickets for US$39.
Tickets for children between six and 11 are priced at US$35, whereas infants under six years get free admission.
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Dining options available
Aprés is a restaurant cum bar at Summit One Vanderbilt on the 93rd level, while Edge’s PEAK is on the 101 level (just one floor above the main observation deck).
Both restaurants offer an amazing dining experience, allowing you to take in the views of the city from the comfort of your seats.
But unlike Peak, Aprés has an outdoor terrace where guests can stand and have their drinks or snacks.
Duration of stay
The Edge takes around 1 to 2 hours to explore and take in the views.
Depending on crowd levels, it can take between 2 to 3 hours to enjoy all the offerings and experiences at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
Wondering which is the best time to visit The Edge?
If you’re short on time, we suggest you visit The Edge, which has only one triangular balcony, unlike Summit One Vanderbilt, which is spread across three floors.
Considering ticket prices, SUMMIT is slightly more expensive but offers a more comprehensive experience, making it a better value.
The view from the Summit is also clearer than from The Edge.
However, whichever observatory you decide to go to, make sure you book tickets online in advance for a much more relaxed experience.
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