It’s finally here: Summer, summer, SUMMERTIME! The livin’ is easy, as is the ability to find a great travel nursing assignment in an awesome location. Here are 5 awesome states for summer travel nurse jobs:
To those in other climate zones California seems to offer an eternal summer. While that’s somewhat true, actual summertime in California is truly amazing. The sun, the sand, the sights — what better way to spend your days off while on assignment?! From North to South, the Golden State offers an overstuffed grab bag of culture, nature, and so much more. Go natural with spectacular sights like Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, or Redwood National Park. Foodies will love all of the top-tier California cuisine, which features some of the nation’s best dining. Something to drink with that? Wash it down with a tour through Cali’s famous Napa Valley wine country. Nearby San Francisco’s always a treat, with the landmark Golden Gate Bridge and more, as is a drive along the stunning Big Sur coastline; while Los Angeles offers amazing shopping, beaches, concerts, pro sports, Hollywood history, and even the chance to be a big kid at nearby Disneyland. Don’t forget beautiful, sunny San Diego, from which Mexico is just a day trip. With everything California offers, you may just need to sign an extension (or two) to even attempt to see it all! Click here to check out California summer jobs.
The Midwest is at its most beautiful in the summer months, and the Badger State is one of the best places to be. America’s Dairyland offers amazing opportunities for getting out in nature. Wisconsin’s north woods boast 15,000 gorgeous, natural lakes that are perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. You may experience some of the best hikes of your life within the state’s gorgeous National Forests, not far off the Great Lakes. The Wisconsin Dells offer endless attractions, such as waterparks, casinos, scenic tours, museums, zip line tours, horseback riding, amusement parks, and tons more. Metro areas like Milwaukee and uber-cool Madison are chock full of dining, shopping, and all kinds of urban culture. What’s more, you could even explore neighboring hotspots like Chicago and Minneapolis on your days off. Click here to check out Wisconsin summer jobs.
From upstate to The Big Apple, New York is an amazing summer destination for travel nurses. The warmer months facilitate travel around the region — and there’s tons to see in the Northeast in neighboring states likes Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, and others. Everybody knows that New York City offers some of the world’s best opportunities for culture — pro sports, world-class dining, Broadway shows, amazing sightseeing and history, museums, Central Park, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, and SO much more. But if you’re hankering to explore the rest of New York, you will be privy to amazing spots like the Hamptons, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Saratoga Springs, Niagara Falls, and tons more! Click here to check out New York summer jobs.
The Lone Star State may be known for hot summer temps, but luckily it’s also known for super cool scenery and great travel nurse job opportunities. If you’re a summer person, Texas is a great place to embrace beating the heat with great beaches like well-known Galveston and South Padre, or more tucked-away spots like Boca Chica and Port Aransas. Texas also has some awesome lakes for swimming, watersports, boating and more, like Austin’s Lake Travis, Dallas’ Lake Lewisville, and the popular Lake Conroe near Houston. Tubing is huge in the state where everything’s bigger, especially down at the popular Guadalupe River. Don’t forget the many great urban opportunities of the state’s metro areas, which feature excellent dining, shopping, music, sports, sightseeing, and much, much more. And, even in these more urban areas you are very likely to find a waterpark where you can take a dip and venture down awesome waterslides. Click here to check out Texas summer jobs.
If you prefer a slightly less scorching summer experience, Washington State might be the right climate for you. Average daily temps in the Seattle area, for example, are usually in the mid-to-upper 70s, sometimes the low 80s. That makes for excellent weather in which to explore Seattle’s amazing art, botanical gardens, dining (especially for seafood lovers!), shopping and cool destinations like The Space Needle, the Experience Music Project, and the iconic Pike Place Market. Take a ferry or drive the scenic route through the famous Deception Pass for a perfect day trip to beautiful Whidbey Island. Washington offers endless opportunities for hiking and enjoying nature on your days off; from mountains to beaches and beyond, there is so much to see here! Click here to check out Washington summer jobs.