Fall is the ultimate time to take your nursing career on the road to various locations throughout the United States. If you’re ready to sign your next or your first travel nursing contract: you may have a lot of questions about best places to travel in the fall!
From hot balmy nights, to cool afternoons and a plethora of fun activities to take part in: Fall is a travel nurse’s dream.
Travel Nurse Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
f you’re looking for something on the warmer side, but not too warm: Albuquerque might just fit the bill with cool temperatures during the day (mid 70s), and a little chill in the air as evening rolls in (low 50s).
Just like many places across the country Fall is a lively season with plenty to do. From pumpkin picking, to Old Town ghost tours to an epic Harvest festival you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see live music, parades (even a pet parade) all while enjoying various beer gardens and food tasting.
The best thing about Albuquerque in the fall has got to be it’s Balloon Fiesta, which occurs in early October, and is a must see! If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, you can always schedule your own hot air ballon ride, try an ATV tour that’ll please all Breaking Bad fans, or let a local guide you through some of Albuquerque’s top rated craft breweries.
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Travel Nurse Location: Napa Valley, California
A short 60 minute drive from downtown San Francisco, is one of the world’s top tourist destinations: Napa Valley, California, in Fall is hands down, the best time of year to visit. Otherwise known as harvest season, this is the one time of year you can see wine making in action, while enjoying wine from top-class wineries.
Fall is the time of year the vines start to change colors, much like they do throughout the Midwest, giving the entire region a majestic yellow and red glow. Temps during this time of year are also much lower than normal (in the 80s) and dipping down to low 60s at night.
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Travel Nurse Location: Dallas, Texas
One thing about Dallas, Texas is that it is mother f’ing hot in summer. In fall? Not as much, with temps hovering in the mid to high 80s during the day, and low 60s at night. And being a major metro, there are a ton of things happening to kick off the changing of the seasons.
From football games to hayrides, to state fairs there is literally never a dull moment in this big, bad, beautiful city.
If you choose this destination for your next travel nursing contract – you won’t want to miss the State Fair of Texas: one of the reasons they say: everything is bigger in Texas.
If overpriced beer and hordes of people aren’t your thing – check out Autumn at the Arboretum where you can bear witness to the world’s cutest little pumpkin village. And by little, we mean 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash.
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Travel Nurse Location: Denver, Colorado
Check out gorgeous Denver, Colorado right before winter settles in and you won’t regret it. Not only in fall do they have their world famous beer festival (comparable to Munich’s Oktoberfest by many connoisseurs) but fall is the perfect time to take a day trip Rocky Mountain National Park, feed all your cravings with a downtown Denver food tour, and place your ego in your back-pocket for a fun little Segway guided tour of Denver’s top attractions.
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Travel Nurse Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
This list would be seriously incomplete if we did not mention, world famous New Orleans. A major tourist destination – New Orleans is often crowded, muggy, and hot during peak season.
But in the fall – well in the fall it’s a whole other world. Better weather, less crowds, and some major friggin’ fun to be had. Check out the National Fried Chicken Fest, Boudin, Bourbon and Beer, or a spooky night cemetery tour!
And what trip to New Orleans would be complete without a hot, spicy bowl of gumbo? National Gumbo Day is October 12th. So head on over to the Gumbo Shop to taste their award winning okra gumbo.
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