Beautiful and Bustling
Located in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State is north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of British Columbia, Canada on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. In Washington, you really don't have to choose between nature and city life. From Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier—to cities like Seattle, Spokane, and Olympia—you can have both lifestyles all in one.
Surround yourself with water, mountains and evergreen forests...
in beautiful Emerald City!
Washington's largest city, Seattle may be located in the Pacific Northwest but the city's vibes aren't quite as laid back as Portland, Oregon or other mid-size cities in the PCNW. People hustle here. If you like a slightly faster pace of life, you'll appreciate Emerald City. As a travel nurse, you'll enjoy the Seattle Art Museum, rooftop bars, coffee (Starbucks calls Seattle home, too), cultural heritage, and more!
As Pacific Northwest geography goes, there aren't many mid-size cities in states this far west. No worries, though Washington has Bellevue (population: 140,00). This small town is your next best bet for the big city lifestyle, and that's because Bellevue has all of the amenities of a populous metropolitan community: public parks, nightlife, walking tours, spas, sightseeing, art museums and heritage centers.