Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Highlands

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Highlands a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Highlands

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Highlands

Fly into Linden, NJ (LDJ), the closest airport, located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city center. 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.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Highlands:

  • Ocean Grove: 220 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 218 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 232 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 47 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 212 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Highlands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Highlands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area: 1,806 vacation rentals
  • Twin Lights State Historic Site: 902 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Hook Lighthouse: 2,746 vacation rentals
  • Hartshorne Park: 859 vacation rentals
  • Madison Square Garden: 5,214 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 88 Houses in Highlands. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Highlands include:

  • Cottages: 11 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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