Top 10 'Workation' Destinations — November Edition


Top 10 'Workation' Destinations — November Edition by Jack and Ferdi

Summer has slipped away, but we’re embracing the change in seasons. November is the perfect time to schedule a workation as the off-season brings peace to otherwise tourist-filled areas. 
Our ‘Top 10 November Workation Destinations’ are sure to appeal to your inner adventurer. While the picturesque sceneries are inspiring, you’ll also be treated to an opportunity to rejuvenate in the crisp fall air. 

Beyond the natural landscapes, each city is filled with quaint coffee shops and co-working spaces so you can remain productive. And if you’re anything like us, you have a fall bucket list that includes more than pumpkin spice lattes — come explore these health-conscious workation destinations!

Charlotte, NC

Enjoy Charlotte’s fall beauty by strolling through the many nature preserves, gardens, and parks the city has to offer. For an afternoon escape, explore Big Rock Nature Preserve and to see the city skyline, Romare Bearden Park has many walking paths and photo-op spots. 
In November, beautiful views and fresh air are abundant in NC. Spots like Hex Coffee Roasters and Novel Coworking, make staying productive enjoyable while visiting Charlotte.

Burlington, VT

Look up fall in the dictionary and there may as well be a picture of Vermont. Fall leaves, maple syrup, outdoor markets, and tasty food — the combination is the perfect setting for a fall workation. 
Take a drive through the winding mountain pass to Smugglers’ Notch — you’ll feel like you’re driving right through a postcard. For a bit of fun and activity — Waterfront Park is great for biking and it's the host to many markets and festivals. For a modern and inspiring workstation — head to Study Hall.

Boston, MA

There’s just something about New England in the Fall. The list wouldn’t be complete without Boston. Boston is fortunate to have a long Fall season, making November a prime time for a workation. 

Follow the running routes in the J+F app to see the city's highlights while remaining focused on your mental and physical health. Don’t miss out on the Lobster Rolls and sports fans may be able to catch a game at historic Fenway Park.
Consider Idea Space for long workdays. And on a more relaxed day, head to Tatte Bakery & Cafe for pastries, coffee, and wifi.

Colorado Springs, CO

Bringing the family along? Heading to Colorado Springs in the offseason will allow you to focus on your family’s well-being by exploring the natural landscape that is often congested during the summer. 
Workations are for remaining productive while enjoying some adventure and relaxation. Hike through the unique Garden of the Gods to reconnect with nature — carving out time for meditation with Mother Nature. For work-related collaboration opportunities, visit The Machine Shop.

Duluth, MN

The North Shore of Minnesota is a bit of a US hidden gem. Expect chilly temperatures, perfect for hiking and warming up by a fire. Head here in November for breathtaking cliff views covered in colorful foliage before Mother Nature turns this city into a winter wonderland.
Energize with a cup of coffee while you work at Amity Coffee or a favorite chain, Caribou Coffee. Take a tour through Glensheen to learn local history and visit Canal Park to watch the aerial lift bridge rise and fall while grabbing a bite to eat.

Hartsville, SC

Explore Centennial Park and enjoy this opportunity to practice yoga or meditation. If you have time, turn on your out-of-office notice and escape to Lawton Park where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and even fishing gear for a day of Hartsville adventure.
You’ll feel at home in Hartsville; for lessons on local history and culture, visit the Hartsville Museum. Thanks to its southerly location, Hartsville will appeal to those less interested in the brisk November breeze with temps often in the mid-70s in November. 

Kansas City, MO

Ready to awaken your senses? Head to Kansas City for world-class barbeque at destinations like Q39 South and Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque — Freight House. History buffs will enjoy exploring the National WWI Museum. 
If the sights and tastes of the city aren't inspiring enough — take in the sounds. Turn on our Spotify playlist to hear the city's genre — Kansas City Blues.  The restaurant and music industry light up this city — work by day and enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds by night in this unique workation destination.

Madison, WI

When you’re in Madison, you have to treat yourself to local beer and cheese curds — 2 things the state is known for. The city is bustling in the fall thanks to the presence of the University of Wisconsin — Madison. Catch a Badger football game to meld in with the locals. And for work, the university setting provides many coffee shops and libraries.
Stroll through the campus and stop at the Arboretum for an authentic look into Madison. And for those looking for a traditional midwest fall experience — throw on your flannel and head to the large farmers market located around the state capitol grounds. You’re sure to find locally grown crisp apples and homemade jams and locally spun honey — on top of the endless produce.

Portland, OR

As the colors change, Portland becomes more inviting than ever in November. And as far as work goes, you’ll be treated to endless options for locally operated coffee shops like Coffee House Five and Upper Left Roasters.
Portlanders are known for their health-conscious lifestyle. See for yourself by checking out Around Portland Tours for an urban hiking experience. And to take a piece of the city home with you, visit Pie Footwear where you’ll find vegan, eco-friendly shoes — a truly on-brand Portland souvenir. 

Richmond, VA

Our last but not least destination has us skipping back across the country to Virginia. The city is host to many festivals and outdoor events this time of year. The city is full of history and opportunities for reflection.  
Take in the Narrowback Mountain with a day of cycling and see the city from Church Hill Lookout. Those seeking inspiration should consider devoting a day to working in Gather Art’s District.
Your mind and body will thank you for escaping this November. The benefits of your workation are sure to spill over into your work life. A workcation can reduce your risk of burnout and the negative health consequences associated with stress and the sedentary life many have from working at a computer.   
Don’t overlook all November has to offer — start planning your bleisure workation today. For more on all these cities have to be over in terms of workstations, ways to unwind, and cultural adventures — head to the J+F app to start curating your itinerary.
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