While the temperatures may still be warm, many travel nurses are looking to cool off this fall. From alluring national parks, to stunning coastlines, there are adventures awaiting for those seeking out new experiences. Check out the best fall assignments for travel nurses.
Asheville, North Carolina
Nestled off the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina is a hidden gem for adventurous travelers. Between its rich history, dynamic art culture and stunning scenery, this eccentric mountain town has something to offer for everyone.
Known for its beautiful foliage in the fall, navigate the Looking Glass Rock Hike to experience over 3 miles of vibrant forest thickets. Relax on the French Broad River with tubing trips, kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing. French Broad Outfitters offers several different tour options to explore the best of what this beautiful river has to offer. Pedal your way around town with the Amazing Pubcycle to visit all of the amazing brews and views Asheville has to offer.
Known for being one of the most beautiful places in America, Sedona is full of breathtaking, colorful scenery. The vivid red rocks against the clear blue sky is a view unmatched. However, there’s more to Sedona than just big buttes.
Seek out the stunning landscape of Sedona with over 100 hiking trails, or take a guided Jeep Tour through Red Rock State Park. When you need a break from the trails, head over to the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village to shop a wide variety of local handmade goods, or enjoy the shade of the Sycamore trees at one of their many restaurants. To round out your Arizona adventures, take a trip to the Verde Valley Wine Trail to visit several of the area’s popular wineries and sample locally made wine.
Bar Harbor, Maine
For travel nurses who love great outdoors, this destination is sure to impress. Neighboring the iconic Acadia National Park, this quaint bay city is full of oceanside beauty.
Take a cruise on the water with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. to see amazing marine life and coastal scenery. They offer tours for seals, puffins, and of course, whale watching! For an easy trek through the evergreens of Acadia National Park, explore Jordan Pond to take in the crystal clear waters that mirror the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze at Schoodic Point and watch the waves crash against the craggy shoreline.
This one seems like a no-brainer. Radiant sunsets, dazzling beaches, and clear skies? What more could one ask for! The oldest island in the Hawaiian chain doesn’t resort to tourist traps, instead it appeals to travelers who prefer to explore without fuss and commotion. The fall is one of the cheapest times to visit the island and experience its natural beauty.
The Napali Coast is by far the most popular attraction in Kauai. One of the best ways to view this stunning coastline is by backpacking the Kalalau Trail. Hike through valleys, tropical forests, gorgeous waterfalls and cliffside ocean views. This trail has all of the natural beauty of Kauai wrapped into a whopping 22 mile expedition. For a more relaxing excursion, check out Tunnels Beach. Located on the north shore, go snorkeling among the abundant coral reefs, sea caves, tunnels, colorful fish, and sea turtles.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
For ski enthusiasts, this destination is sure to please. The allure of the Jackson Hole region has gone under the radar until recent rise in tourism. With miles of national forest in every direction, there’s something special about the quiet and peaceful beauty of this small town.
The National Elk Refuge is paradise for animal lovers. This enormous non-enclosed sanctuary houses many of the region’s herds of Elk in the fall and winter, when food becomes scarce. Observe the animals from the car, or tag along on a sleigh ride. Go skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort atop the Rendezvous Mountain, and experience the thrill of 2,500 acres of ski runs and over 4,000 feet of vertical drop.
These 5 destinations are only the beginning of the adventures travel nurses can experience this fall. If you are a travel nurse looking for the adventure of a lifetime, Squad is here to help connect you with the perfect assignment. Apply today!