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The Northeastern region of the United States is home to beautiful landscapes, scenic outdoor activities, historic landmarks and museums, and plenty of nightlife and delicious fanfare. The Northeast also houses some of the largest and most exciting metropolitan cities in the nation, including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Newark. We’ve highlighted six destinations everyone should discover when visiting the Northeast.
This cozy island located off the coast of Cape Cod is a favorite summer destination for travelers. Nantucket has 82 miles of coastline, so if you love the beach, this is the place for you. Visit local restaurants for fresh cuisine, explore their historic museums, and shop in unique boutique stores. Finally, don’t forget to check out at least one of their famous lighthouses!
One of the most significant cities in the region, Boston has it all. Walk the Freedom Trail, and visit some of the historical sights along the way to discover the history of the American Revolution. If you’re an art lover, pop into the Museum of Fine Art known for its giant gallery of impressive art. For sports fans, there’s no shortage of successful professional sports teams to cheer on, including the Boston Red Sox, The New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, and more.
Located in northeastern New York State, Adirondack Park is the first and largest park protected by the government in the nation. For those that love the outdoors, ski and hike your way through the Adirondack mountains. Take a canoe or kayak for a day, go island camping, and view the majestic waterfalls. For a real adventure, you can even go rock and ice climbing, or experience the scenery in a different way on the Wild Walk trail in the Spring and Summer months.
While New York City offers no shortage of things to do, you can’t visit the Big Apple without taking the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most notable statues in the world. Free guided tours are offered on the island by park rangers. Each ferry ticket also includes an audio tour to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration for visitors to discover historical stories of the 12 million immigrants who entered the U.S. through Ellis Island.
Known as the Queen of the Seaside Resorts, this New Jersey jewel has even been declared a National Historic Landmark. Not only does this walkable seashore town have beautiful beaches, but they also offer history and art museums, and a whale and dolphin watching tour! After a day of walking the promenade and visiting beaches, head to the Cape May Day Spa for some pampering before checking out one of their wineries, and enjoy dinner at an oceanfront restaurant.
The Pittsburgh Zoo in Pennsylvania offers a variety of exhibits and events for every animal lover. In addition to a thriving animal population, they host unique events such as opportunities to try scuba diving in the Go Dive Now Pool and seasonal ZooBrew events where visitors sample craft beers, play games, listen to live music and enjoy catered appetizers. You can even schedule a “Wild Encounters” private group tour to get a behind the scenes look at wildlife behavior.
At #Travel Nurse Across America, we have an array of Northeastern nursing positions you can choose from for your next travel nursing venture. Whether you are looking for peaceful relaxation or active adventures, TNAA offers travel assignments in the Northeast that will enrich your nursing career and provide memories for years to come. With summer on the way and the region’s mild temperatures, now is the perfect time to find your dream assignment!