When fall finally hits, a new adventure is in the air! If you’re searching for your next big Aureus Medical Group travel assignment, check out these six fall-tastic states and start planning for delicious comfort food, colorful treescapes, and spooktacular festivals. So break out your flannel and order that pumpkin spice latte – here are a handful of the best fall destinations to add to your travel bucket list for an un-be-leaf-able autumn travel assignment.
There’s something absolutely magical about New Hampshire in the fall. Maybe it’s the vibrant colors, casual moose sightings, or rich colonial history, but NH is one of the best states to visit this time of year. Spend a weekend in a magical treehouse getaway, or take a day trip to catch sights up and down Kancamagus Highway, a stunning 35-mile route that snakes its way through the colorful White Mountains. Travelers from all over flock to “The Kanc” for camping, hiking, and a glimpse of one of 4 scenic waterfalls just off the road. If you snag a travel job in New Hampshire this fall, you’re surely in for a colorful visit!
When you see travel assignments around Kentucky, think of historic Victorian neighborhoods that housed the bourbon barons, racetrack royalty, and tobacco titans of the 18th century. The rolling hills of KY are lively all autumn, and spooky celebrations like haunted houses and ghost tours are in no short supply. For the faint of heart, you can instead spend your weekends chasing different kinds of spirits on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, zip-lining through caves, or strolling through Louisville’s JackO’Lantern Spectacular – an enchanting outdoor pumpkin trail with more than 5,000 hand-carved gourds illuminating your way.
Don’t sleep on travel assignments in Idaho! This state is ideal for traveling any part of the year, and the fall is no exception. This weather-esque and uniquely shaped state is the Pacific Northwest’s lesser-known child, which makes a few months there quite the mystery! Take in the natural beauty of Sawtooth National Forest, where mountain ranges, aspen woods, and sparkling rivers collide into a 2.1-million-acre outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Or head into one of the many charming cities, like Boise or Coeur d’Alene, for some fine dining and nightlife. The unexpected charm and beauty hidden throughout the state make it the perfect place for those who crave adventure this fall in the Pacific Northwest.
For travelers wishing to be coastal, California in the fall might be the best time to visit! The weather is still warm and pleasant, the fog is minimal, and the crowds have thinned from the summer peak season. Whether you’re looking for some last-call sun and sand on the beach, trees and trails in Redwood National Park, or some Halloween fun at Disneyland, California has it all. One of the largest states on the West Coast, Cali’s good vibes are home to many fall festivals and fairs! Check out some bluegrass in San Francisco, spot some unusual activity at the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, or eat your way through Big Bear Lake Octoberfest.
Technically a region that encompasses Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, The Ozarks has such an undeniable country charm you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to your best years at summer camp. A drive through the Ozark Mountains in the fall is a vibrant display of bright orange, deep red, and warm golden hues. Spend a perfect autumn day exploring any one of the 300 tourable cave systems dotting the region, like Fantastic Caverns or Marvel Cave. Or experience thrilling rides, home-style charm, and ginormous pumpkins at Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival. Kayak the crystal-clear spring-fed Currant River down into Arkansas, then make your way over to progressive Bentonville, the birthplace of Walmart and home of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. A fall travel assignment in The Ozarks is definitely the icing on the funnel cake!
Grab your sweaters and hiking boots! We hope this list inspires you to hit the road and explore these (and more) charming fall-forward states in the next few months. As you search for travel assignments, remember that new job postings are added daily. Check this page or the Aureus Medical Group website regularly to see if a position in your specialty has been posted in these fun states.