By Sarah Wengert
Georgia is a peach of a state for travel nurses and travel allied health pros! Many travelers tend to have Georgia on their mind especially when temps cool, and they can take advantage of the state’s mild climate in addition to its preferable wages and cost of living, traveler-friendly facilities, and vast cultural and historical offerings. Actually, when it comes to travel nursing jobs in the south, The Peach State is a consistent, year-round traveler favorite. While there are incredible travel nurse assignments throughout Georgia, here are some locations that are always extra popular with travelers like you!
This southern gem is perfect for water lovers and history buffs. Savannah is a coastal city right on the Savannah River and the South Carolina border, meaning there’s water, water everywhere — and plenty of watersports, beaches, and riverfront activity to drink in! The city is known for a quaint, charming aesthetic, with its iconic parks and cobblestone squares, old-fashioned lampposts, and oodles of old oak trees famously draped in Spanish moss. Foodies will flourish here, as Savannah has a nationally known culinary scene. Whether visiting an experimental, upscale eatery, down-home diner, or anything in between, you’re sure to enjoy this city’s famous eats. Savannah is famously haunted, or so they say, with Gothic and other period architecture accentuating that vibe. There are many ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and other such opportunities to explore the city’s iconic paranormal activity.
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Albany is located in central, southwest Georgia, right on the banks of the beautiful Flint River. With a population of about 73,000 and a cost of living approximately 14% lower than the national average, this is a perfect location for cost-conscious travelers who love to enjoy nature and explore history. This region holds historical significance to early Native American culture, the railroad system, and the Civil Rights Movement, which you can explore at the Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany Civil Rights Museum, and Chehaw Park. You’ll also find the Albany Museum of Art and plenty of culture, dining, and shopping here. For the outdoorsy, this place is a wonderland for all kinds of activities! The Floridan Aquifer is an underground, freshwater ocean that feeds all of the area’s rivers and creeks with clean, beautiful water for all to enjoy.
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This petite city of approximately 42,000 has been dubbed the “Queen City of the Mountains” as well as the “Hospitality Capital of the World,” making it a fantastic location for your next travel healthcare job! A lot of the action here centers on the 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Dip your toe into the great outdoors and rent a kayak or canoe, or partake in one of the area’s 76 recreational areas, including 46 parks, 10 marinas, and the Lake Lanier Islands. This area was even chosen to host the 1996 Olympic rowing and kayaking events, making it a great spot for beginners and veterans alike. Gainesville is also a college town brimming with great energy, shops, museums, and more. Downtown is filled with cobblestones, cafes, bakeries, and so much more to explore during the day or for the nightlife. Other must-sees include the 34th Street Wall, Gainesville Raceway, West University Ave, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Lake Alice, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, and more.
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This town of approximately 13,600 is a great fit for travelers seeking a slower pace of life and a lower cost of living! Spend some time here getting away from the big city hubbub and enjoy some Southern hospitality and down-home cooking in this charming town, which is a nationally recognized Main Street City and the birthplace of Burt Reynolds. Waycross sits in the heart of southeastern Georgia at the northern entrance of the Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge, which has such a unique habitat and ecosystem that its international significance has landed it on the list of tentative, future World Heritage Sites. Visitors also enjoy the historic Downtown District and Historic Passenger Rail Depot. Plus, Waycross is only about an hour-long drive to the Atlantic coast.
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This world-class city is the capital of Georgia and the epicenter of so much history and activity. So, raise a glass of sweet tea and let’s toast to your next career adventure in Atlanta! Downtown is the city’s heartbeat and many of its big, must-see attractions are there, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and Centennial Olympic Park. In addition to Atlanta’s substantial skyline, the city is chock-full of beautiful parks and other green spaces, as well as dozens of charming in-city neighborhoods. The arts are alive here, especially when it comes to visual arts, film, and music. You can even take movie tours that bring you through film sites attached to franchises like The Hunger Games, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and “The Walking Dead.” This is, after all, the Hollywood of the South, and that also means incredible boutiques and shopping all around. Atlanta is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park, and many additional cultural and Civil Rights historical locations.
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This city of about 200,000 is located in east-central Georgia, right near the South Carolina border and just a little over an hour’s drive to Columbia, South Carolina. Situated on the Savannah River, the Augusta Riverwalk is a big favorite among both locals and travelers. Augusta is best known as home to the famous Masters Golf Tournament, which takes place the first week each April and draws visitors from all over the world. As the second-oldest city in Georgia, Augusta sees itself as a historic place with a modern edge and burgeoning tech scene. It’s also home to hundreds of galleries, museums, concert venues, restaurants, shops, cafes, and other hotspots. Plus, the iconic James Brown grew up in Augusta, so you know this city has soul!
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Maybe one of these traveler-favorite Georgia locations will be the right fit for your next job. If not, you can keep exploring other options with our travel healthcare job search tool, which lets you search by any combination of job title, specialty, and/or location. If you want an expert partner to help you find your next career adventure, our ultra-responsive recruiters are fantastic resources for you. If you don’t already have a Medical Solutions recruiter, just complete our simple quick application and we’ll get you connected right away!