One of the major perks – if not the best perk of a traveling nursing job – is the opportunity you have to visit fun and exciting locations (along with other perks like day one premium insurance, travel reimbursement, extra hours bonuses, guaranteed stipend, and paid time off). A coast to coast travel nursing job is perfect for someone with wanderlust who wants to visit places they might not be able to otherwise.
Northern California is a destination that many find appealing due to all of the things there is to do and the sights you can see. Here are just a few of the many things that Northern California has to offer its expats.
San Francisco. The City by the Bay is considered one of the best cities in the world. Whether it’s a visit to Golden Gate Park to take photos or heading over to Fisherman’s Wharf, you’ll find shopping, world class cuisine, museums, theater, cultural events, and shopping along the 50 square miles of this iconic city.
Yosemite National Park. No visit to Northern California is complete without visiting Yosemite National Park. There are plenty of sights to see, like three of the world’s tallest waterfalls, scenic hikes, and unique wildlife like the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep or the American Black Bear.
Mount Shasta. With all year snowfields, wildflower meadows, and majestic mountains, Mount Shasta is an outdoor lover’s dream location. If you’re feeling like tackling the mountain or just want to relax and enjoy the scenery, Mount Shasta is about as close to nature as you can get.
Lake Tahoe. According to Mark Twain, the air at Lake Tahoe was the same that the angels breathe. Summers are perfect for all-things water-related like boating, kayaking, skiing, and swimming. Winter means plenty of snow activities like skiing, tube runs, and scenic gondola rides. Lake Tahoe is on a lot of bucket lists for good reason.
Redwood National Park. Northern California boasts another of the world’s greatest: Redwood National Park protects almost half of the world’s largest trees. There’s hiking, camping, sightseeing, and plenty of wildlife at the park, and you can even take guided horseback rides throughout its forest. From sheltered bluffs to beaches and lush groves, Redwood National Park has it all.
Lassen Volcanic National Park. Along with sparkling lakes and lush forest to explore, Lassen Volcanic National Park has numerous volcanoes where you can still see steaming sulfur vents, splattering mud pots, boiling springs, and more. There are eight hydrothermal areas where you can take photos and experience the beauty of these prehistoric areas.
Those are just a few of the top things to do in Northern California. The people, the shopping, the food, and the sights and sounds all make up one of the top places in the world to visit.
California travel jobs are just part of our featured travel assignment destinations, and Northern California is an area that you’ll love. If you have at least one year of acute care experience in the last 12 months and love to travel, come see what we have to offer. You’ll enjoy doing what you love while visiting places all across the country – from coast to coast.