Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Northern New Jersey

August 15, 2013
Located in the heart of Newark since its opening in 1997, the NJPAC is also considered to be the heart of the New Jersey performing arts scene, hosting more than seven million visitors.

While Manhattan is always in sight from Northern New Jersey, the Garden State’s most populated area has many features of its own to visit while you’re on your travel nursing assignment with Fastaff. If you don’t feel like crossing the river, here are several different attractions to check out in the Jersey part of the tri-state area:

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) – Newark, NJ
Located in the heart of Newark since its opening in 1997, the NJPAC is also considered to be the heart of the New Jersey performing arts scene, hosting more than seven million visitors. Besides regularly hosting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, NJPAC has had appearances by famous acts such as Bob Dylan, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld and many others.

Ironbound District – Newark, NJ
If you’re in the mood for various ethnic foods and culture, the Ironbound District if for you. Littered with more than 170 different types of restaurants with predominantly authentic Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian fair, there’s no doubt you will be able to find something that suits your taste. After you’re done eating, enjoy the music scene or perhaps take in a Major League Soccer match at Red Bull Arena.

Minor League Baseball – Various Locations
At the heart of summertime fun in Northern New Jersey, besides the boardwalks, is minor league baseball. Three teams, the Newark Bears, New Jersey Jackals and Somerset Patriots are all fairly close drives if your facility is located in the tri-state area and provide a fun atmosphere for a much cheaper price than going across the river to see the Yankees or Mets.

Woodhouse Day Spa – Montclair, NJ
Need to relax from all the hustle and bustle of the city life? Check out the Woodhouse Day Spa in Montclair. The multiple time winner of the Best of Essex (County) Spa Award, offers therapeutic massage therapy, including hot stone and signature four handed massage, award winning facials, skin care, microdermabrasion, waxing, Vichy shower body treatments, body wraps, and nail services.

Northern New Jersey is just one of the many places travel nurses get to experience when they work with Fastaff Travel Nursing. If you’re looking to learn even more about this great city’s attractions, be sure to check out New Jersey’s official visitor site.