All the early telltale signs of spring are here: days are getting longer, fish fry Fridays are flourishing, Girl Scout cookie sales are in swing, and pitchers & catchers have all reported! In our neck of the woods, the birds are back in town and there have been several windows-open days — the kind where all that fresh air goes to your head in the best way and puts you right in sync with the promise of spring.
So, what kind of location do you want for your upcoming fling with Spring 2016? Here are six sweet spring locations for Travel Nursing jobs to get you excited for your next assignment!
This southwestern state is so full of scenic glory and so stacked with rich history that it’s rightfully been dubbed the “Land of Enchantment.” From White Sands to Carlsbad Caverns, nature’s beauty is on full display in this state that is also well known for arts, culture, museums, outdoors activities, southwestern cuisine, and so much more. And speaking of spring, New Mexico is home to some of the best hot springs and mineral baths on the planet! Whether your prefer to relax and enjoy a luxury spa style experience or your jam is hiking into a more rustic hot spring experience, New Mexico is the place to experience hot springs — and spring is the perfect time to do it.
The Golden State is gorgeous year-round, but spring is an extra special time here! You’ll find the clearest skies all year in the San Francisco Bay Area, snowmelt-fueled waterfalls flourishing in Yosemite, and bearable temps in desert destinations like Palm Springs and Anza-Borrego. All the typical reasons for taking an assignment in Cali also apply: beaches, wine country, plus world-class shopping, dining, and attractions. California here we come!
Much like California, springtime temps are just about perfect down south in the Pelican State. It’s also a great time to let the good times roll, as they say, with one of the many fun spring music festivals the state has to offer. The French Quarter Fest, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Festival International de Louisiane, and the Bayou Country Superfest are some of the top spring music fests at which to sample and celebrate the proud musical traditions of this great state. While you’re there you’ll also get to sample scrumptious Cajun and Creole cuisine!
The Cornhusker State is chock-full of Midwestern charm and the gentle natural beauty of the plains. Beyond the prairie, birdwatchers gather here in spring to see the world’s largest migration of sandhill cranes, and outdoors enthusiasts will also enjoy the Niobrara River and Nebraska National Forest. Omaha and Lincoln offer bustling metro areas with thriving arts, culture, music, and food scenes. Extend into June and you can catch the “Greatest Show on Dirt,” the College World Series.
In many areas, the Evergreen State maintains its emerald hue through winter, but it’s still a treat when the daffodils and tulips begin to bloom here. You can celebrate spring in floral style at the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival or the La Conner Daffodil Festival. Outdoorsy types will be in heaven with an abundance of hiking, biking, and boating to do, and all types will appreciate the state’s majestic mountain views whether you’re hiking on Mount Rainier or admiring it through a coffeehouse window from quirky, artsy Seattle.
Guess how Texas does spring? BIG, just like everything else in the Lone Star State! Texas never really goes to sleep in the winter and temps remain relatively warm year-round — but an assignment there this time of year means an earlier spring than you’ll see up north, as the fields come alive with bluebonnets and roaming Longhorns. Austin keeps it weird and wonderful as the capital city welcomes spring each year with the famed South By Southwest Festival in March. Stroll the San Antonio riverwalk, swim and surf along the Texas Gulf Coast, and don’t forget the Alamo as you explore the many attractions Texas has to offer.