Free elevator ride to the restaurant
You may have heard of this tip before, but if you eat lunch in the restaurant you get a free ride. Is it overpriced food? Yes. But, if you pay for the observation area, there really isn't much to do after about 10 minutes. The walk-up price for the observation deck is $22; while the minimum lunch charge is $25. This trick works well for weekday lunches - the weekend options are only a $50 brunch or a more expensive dinner with a $35 minimum.