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Highlands overview

Highlands is a relaxing place known for its beaches, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and rivers. You're sure to enjoy all of the coffee and bar options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Make plans to visit the popular Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Brooklyn College. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Highlands is for you.

Where to stay in Highlands

Highlands offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 1061 hotels in the Highlands area and you can shop as many as 597 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 60%.
  • • 157 2-star hotels with an average price of $56 per night
  • • 368 3-star hotels with an average price of $93 per night
  • • 374 4-star hotels with an average price of $116 per night
  • • 96 5-star hotels with an average price of $194 per night

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. New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport) is the next closest major airport, 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

What to see around Highlands

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Keansburg Amusement Park
  • • Runaway Rapids Waterpark
  • • New York Aquarium
  • • Staten Island Zoo
  • • Asbury Splash Park
A top draw is the area's theater, as well as places like:
  • • First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre
  • • Count Basie Theater
  • • Two River Theater
  • • Broadway Center
  • • New Jersey Repertory Company
Its beaches and riverfront offer a glimpse of the natural beauty, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
  • • Hartshorne Park
  • • Deep Cut Gardens
  • • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
  • • Great Kills Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Monmouth Mall
  • • Staten Island Mall
  • • Bricktown Centre Shopping Center
  • • Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
  • • Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • 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: 56°F day, 22°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 86°F day, 50°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.6 inches
  • • April-June: 11.9 inches
  • • July-September: 13.1 inches
  • • October-December: 11.4 inches