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Highlands overview

Highlands is a romantic getaway, unique for its beaches and known for art and museums. You'll enjoy Highlands's parks and historical sites, along with activities like windsurfing and kitesurfing. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Brooklyn Academy of Music and Brooklyn College. Make plans to visit the popular Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. A family-friendly area, Highlands also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Highlands

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Highlands has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Highlands with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Highlands hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Highlands hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Highlands

Fly in to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from central Highlands. Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20 mi (32.1 km) away.

What to see around Highlands

Outdoor activities such as kayaking, kitesurfing and sailing are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
  • • Salt Marsh Nature Center
  • • Dyker Beach Golf Course
  • • Mount Loretto Unique Area
  • • Owl's Head Park
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Keansburg Amusement Park
  • • Runaway Rapids Waterpark
  • • Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
  • • New York Aquarium
  • • Luna Park
Its beaches, parks and bird watching are notable. Top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
  • • Hartshorne Park
  • • Keansburg Beach
  • • Deep Cut Gardens
  • • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • • Statue of Liberty
  • • Ellis Island
  • • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • • Brooklyn College

When to visit Highlands

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 13°C day, -4°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 3°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 12°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -3°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 9 cm
  • April-June: 9 cm
  • July-September: 11 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Historical sites