SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York, NY

45 East 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10017
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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt blends elements of art and technology, taking the concept of an "observation deck" to entirely new heights. Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences and enjoy spectacular 360 views of New York City and beyond. Guests will get a sense of rush as they step out on two glass ledges that suspend 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue. Enjoy food and cocktails from Après, providing a relaxing and serene contrast to the city's energy. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a must-see attraction on your next visit to NYC!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • A great experience for the whole family.
  • Guests are welcome to take photos.
  • No selfie sticks or professional cameras and video are allowed.
  • Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted.
  • Food and beverages, including cocktails, are available for purchase onsite at Après.
  • Professional photos are available for purchase.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and luggage are not allowed.
  • Guests under 12 must wear a face-covering unless eating or drinking when 6' of social distance from others can't be maintained.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Stiletto heels, steel toe boots, sports cleats and other footwear that can damage mirrored flooring are not permitted.
  • Dress appropriately to avoid unwanted exposure on glass and mirrored floors. Wear pants, shorts or tights when possible.
  • If visiting during the day, we recommend bringing sunglasses.


from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
New York's most transformational experience is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. From Grand Central, your journey begins with a resetting of your senses. You ascend, breaking through into another realm.

You emerge into a boundless, structureless world, one with its own relationship to physics and time.

From a new perspective, you revel in the breadth of the spectacle and witness the ecstatic first moments of new visitors entering the space.

The experience evolves, becomes interactive, playful, as you connect physically to the space.

Finally, you become part of the space itself—your cloud portrait part of a mesmerizing, infinitely evolving sky.

As the sun sets, the magic of Air takes a new form as dramatic waves of color electrify Transcendence and Affinity, turning SUMMIT One Vanderbilt into a beacon of light and energy, visible to all of New York City and beyond.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Reviews

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Katherine K.
Springfield, MO
7 Reviews
"A Unique NYC Experience"
September 2023 NEW
An incredible experience that incorporates the beautiful NYC skyline with fun, interactive elements that make for amazing photos and videos. Balloon rooms with mirrored floors were incredibly fun for all ages.
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Tip: Be prepared to take a lot of photos and I would avoid wearing a skirt or dress with the mirrored and glass flooring.

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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
21 Reviews
"Incredible Experience"
September 2023 NEW
Summit One Vanderbilt was so unique and fun! I loved that each space had a different interactive experience and the view was unbeatable. Everyone should visit Summit when they are in NYC.
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Tip: Prepare to spend at least an hour exploring every nook and cranny of this observation deck.

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Karen Castro
Juncos, PR
1 Review
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"Summit Vanderbilt"
August 2023 NEW
Excelente experiencia y las entradas a super buen precio, servicio de excelencia.
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Tip: Confíen que no se van arrepentir , la mejor decisión

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Abhishek Aggarwal
Cambridge, MA
1 Review
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"Awesome experience worth every penny"
July 2023
Summit One Vanderbilt is an awesome experinece. The skyline view that you get plus the wholesome experience created through the balloon room, mirror floors and levitation balcony, is completely mesmerinsing. They organized everything very nicely.
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Tip: Charge your cell phones cause you are going to take a lot of pictures.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

What are the hours of operation?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open Wednesday through Mondays, 9 a to Midnight, plus some selected Tuesdays through the year. Doors close one hour prior to closing time. Operating hours are subject to change.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

Nearby parking garages for private vehicles are available in the area for an additional charge. Rates, hours, and space availability may vary.

What should I wear?

Guests are required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times while on the premises. Offensive or threatening language and messaging on apparel are not permitted. Due to the nature of the space and the presence of reflective and transparent flooring materials, we recommend wearing pants, shorts, or tights to enjoy the full SUMMIT experience. For guests uncomfortable walking on reflective surfaces, we do offer a non-reflective privacy path throughout the space.

Where is it located?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on the top floors of One Vanderbilt, New York City’s most exciting new skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Entry to SUMMIT is through the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, easily accessible by car, MTA subway, bus, and LIRR/Metro-North commuter rail. Address: 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017. The entrance is located on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?

Every level of the space is fully accessible to guests using mobility devices. While guests are encouraged to bring their own, a limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I bring my camera?

Guests are welcome to take photos with personal, handheld devices, however, professional photography equipment is not permitted. Professional photos of your visit are also available for on-site purchase through our photography partners located throughout the space.

How long is the tour?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is so much more than a great view. They recommend allowing two to three hours to enjoy all offerings and experiences.

Can I bring my pet?

While SUMMIT One Vanderbuit welcome service animals and service animals in training, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted on the premises for the safety and well-being of all guests.

Are there public restrooms available?

Restrooms are not accessible until reaching the first upper floor of the experience, about 15 minutes into your visit. Please plan accordingly.