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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 map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods 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 downtown 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 are at hand such as kayaking, kitesurfing, and sailing, 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, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
  • • Hartshorne Park
  • • Keansburg Beach
  • • Deep Cut Gardens
  • • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Some 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's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 55°F day, 24°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 37°F night
  • July-September: 85°F day, 53°F night
  • October-December: 70°F day, 26°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • April-June: 0.35 inches
  • July-September: 0.43 inches
  • October-December: 0.35 inches