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Highlands overview

Highlands is a romantic getaway, unique for its beaches and known for art and museums. You'll enjoy 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. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Highlands is for you.

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
  • • Blue Heron Park
  • • Salt Marsh Nature Center
  • • Dyker Beach Golf Course
  • • Mount Loretto Unique Area
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 and bird watching offer a glimpse of the area's natural beauty. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
  • • Hartshorne Park
  • • Keansburg Beach
  • • Deep Cut Gardens
  • • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Monmouth Mall
  • • Staten Island Mall
  • • Bricktown Centre Shopping Center
  • • Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
  • • Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall
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
  • Business-friendly