Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Highlands

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Highlands. Well known for its surfing, fishing and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Brooklyn Museum and Statue of Liberty are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Highlands

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Highlands a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Keansburg Amusement Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Runaway Rapids Waterpark (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Riegelmann Boardwalk (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • New York Aquarium (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Luna Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Highlands

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Highlands is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Hartshorne Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Keansburg Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Deep Cut Gardens (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Highlands

Fly into Linden, NJ (LDJ), the closest airport, located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), which is 18.2 mi (29.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Highlands?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 115 holiday rentals near Highlands. From 90 Houses to 12 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Highlands for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Highlands?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Highlands:

  • Manhattan: 3,220 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,066 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 380 holiday homes
  • SoHo: 2,503 holiday homes
  • Chelsea: 1,831 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Highlands?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Highlands. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Twin Lights State Historic Site: 962 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Hook Lighthouse: 3,009 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area: 1,943 holiday rentals
  • Hartshorne Park: 920 holiday rentals
  • New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium: 2,868 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Highlands listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Highlands?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 90 Houses in Highlands. Our other popular types of Highlands holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 12 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 9 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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