4 Pacific Northwest Cities to Ring in the New Year

Thinking of giving travel nursing a try? Why not start with the New Year, and celebrate in one of these Pacific Northwest cities? Embark on a new adventure with a new job in one of the most gorgeous cities in the United States. Take on your first assignment in style when you apply for a job at one of these cities on the West Coast.


Seattle, Washington


Sign up for a New Year’s Eve party on Gatsby’s Yacht and sail into 2018 with a three-hour cruise. The Argosy Spirit Yacht is brand new and has two decks, each with one of the top Seattle DJs. The yacht offers a prohibition-style New Year’s Eve and stunning views of the Seattle coastline.


If you prefer to celebrate on land, experience the New Year’s Eve Classical Soul of Motown at the Seattle Symphony. After the performance featuring music by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and more, enjoy champagne and dancing. Chihuly Garden and Glass provides dinner, dancing and a glass ceiling through which you can view Seattle’s famous fireworks display.


Portland, Oregon


Enjoy water or land while you celebrate the New Year. The city itself doesn’t have a fireworks display, but Mt. Hood National Park has been hosting fireworks exhibitions for over 30 years. Their New Year’s Eve event offers live music, an annual parade, fireworks shows and a midnight toast.


In Portland, the Champagne Ball is a black-tie event at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. Choose from 17 bars and two bands while you await the midnight countdown.


Salem, Oregon


If you’re in Salem, Oregon try the New Year’s Eve Casino and Cocktails at Boulder Falls Inn. Sample appetizers, desserts and specialty cocktails, play casino games and dance to the live band.


If you’re not one to stay up all night, Salem still offers an option to celebrate. LAUNCH throws a family-friendly New Year’s Eve at Old Town Hall, with wreath hanging around the holiday tree and an early countdown.


Olympia, Washington


This Pacific Northwest town has a calendar of events that stretches for days leading up to the event. Pellegrino’s offers an Italian style party with a feast, live music and dancing and party favors. Wake up the next morning with the Polar Bear Plunge New Year’s Day.


Emerald City Medical Staffing helps qualified professionals find opportunities at some of the nation’s top medical facilities. Apply today to start the New Year with a job that’s the experience of a lifetime.

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