Ahhh, fall. That magical time of year when pumpkins turn into lattes and leaves show their beautiful, true, fall colors. As a travel nurse, you get the chance to experience the beauty of fall in any location you desire, so wrap up in a cozy cardigan, pull on your finest fall boots, light up that mulled cider candle, settle in and check out our list of the Top 5 Fall Travel Nurse Job Destinations.
While the East Coast in general is known for lovely fall colors, the Bay State’s stunning fall foliage particularly stands out. From Cape Cod, to the Berkshires, to the lovely Route 133 just north of Boston, a Massachusetts fall drive is a must. Besides the gorgeous leaves, you can see cool, crimson cranberry bogs just before harvest, charming New England towns, and beautiful back roads. And, if you’re feeling witchy, October is the perfect time to take a trip to Salem. Click here to view Massachusetts jobs.
Another beautiful spot in the East is New York. Whether you’re upstate or in The Big Apple, New York is a great place to experience fall colors. Speaking of apples, The Empire State is known for its plentiful apple orchards. The Adirondack Mountain and Lake George areas are especially great for fall activities, including hiking, scenic drives, apple orchards and pumpkin patches, and more. Click here to view New York jobs.
Portions of the Centennial State have had it kind of rough in the past month, and as a nurse your services may be needed there even more than ever. In addition to that, Colorado’s famous Aspens are currently putting on their dazzling display of gold and the mountain air takes on a special kind of crisp this time of year. It’s also a great place to do a fall-to-winter extension: Enjoy all the spoils of a colorful Colorado fall, and then stay on in a great skiing state for winter. Click here to view Colorado jobs.
Virginia & North Carolina: Smoky Mountains
Fall is amazing throughout the Smokies. The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the U.S. year-round, but it is especially gorgeous in autumn. Virginia hosts an abundance of fall-themed festivals. North Carolina, from quaint mountain towns such as Asheville in the West to the beautiful beaches in the East, is just busting with fall fun and beauty. Click here to view Virginia jobs and here to view North Carolina jobs.
There’s more than one reason that the Evergreen State is the perfect place to don a fall flannel. It’s also an amazing location to take a quintessential fall favorite day trip (or two … or more!) to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Click here to view Washington jobs.