Hudson Yards

We love One World Observatory just as much as the next tourist, but this new spot will take your crew to jaw-dropping new heights. Edge, the highest observation deck in the Western hemisphere, is opening at Hudson Yards New York next month. You’ll see the Manhattan skyline from 1,100 feet above the street. See a full panorama, give a brief wave to NJ and take a brave walk 65 feet out into the sky on the highest public balcony in New York. If you’re not (too) scared of heights, walk all the way to the nine-foot-long wall of angled glass that’ll let you lean over the city. After you’ve snapped all your pics, take a ride up even higher to the 101st floor to grab a bite at a massive bar and resto.

Hudson Yards

You can also explore Vessel, an interactive art centerpiece to the Yard’s facility. Climb 154 flights of interconnecting stairs, and take on the vertical climb to see the Public Square and Gardens from unique angles and heights. Snark Park, a rotating exhibit installation space, and The Shed, an arts center located where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, are also so worth a visit.

Though Edge isn’t yet open, tickets are now on sale. For a specific date and time slot, admission goes from $31-36. For a flex pass that allows you to visit any time on the date you choose, tickets are $51-56. Both passes get you both access and a free digital souvenir photo. The facility is downtown in a spread between 10th and 11th Aves. along 34th St.