Travel Nurse Approved: Top Spots for Fall

October 15th, 2018 | Posted by bbarr in Travel Nursing, Travel Tips, Traveler Tips

We polled our experienced travel nurses for their favorite locales to call home for Fall. They answered back with their top four regions:

  1. Pacific Northwest
  2. Florida
  3. New England
  4. Southern California

Pacific Northwest

Fall is the only season with two names, and we think it’s because the scenery is just that exquisite that one name just wouldn’t do. If changing leaves is your jam, the fall colors in the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington might be your cup of tea. Rich, vibrant colors are on display at these top spots for viewing fall foliage – and right out your front door.


You don’t have to hop across the pond to Germany to celebrate Octoberfest. Beaches Oktoberfest is a two-day festival in Jacksonville Beach that boasts an extensive variety of German beer, performances by national musical acts, food trucks, a 110-foot Ferris wheel and arts and crafts vendors. If nature is more your speed for taking in Fall, there’s paddle boarding, prime camping weather and manatee sightings throughout the Sunshine State.

Plus, as most of the country braces for Old Man Winter to set in, Floridians know there’s a good chance Christmas at the beach is on the horizon.

New England

Whether you’re on a “leaf peeping” road trip in New Hampshire, whale watching in Cape Cod, or getting pampered at the rural retreat, Twin Farms, in Vermont, there’s a plethora of Fall fun in New England. Apple orchards across the region are ripe for the picking, and if pumpkin slinging has you curious, see the sights for yourself. At the Yankee Farmer farm stand in Greenfield, New Hampshire, crowds gather to watch as a medieval trebuchet catapult pumpkins up to 2,400 feet through the air.

Southern California

Don’t leave Southern Cal out of your options to see Fall colors in full bloom. Palomar Mountain State Park has an annual Apple Festival in October with horse carriage rides, live music and wool spinning. The largest event of its kind takes place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in October. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, combines ancient Mexican tradition with modern flair and fun to celebrate life and those who have passed.

If you’ve hoped to see Fall in new light or curious about how to embark on the life of a travel nurse, check out our current travel nursing opportunities or contact your recruiter. We’d love to help you experience all the season has in store.

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