It’s almost summertime, and the Travel Nursing jobs are as plentiful as the “livin’ is easy.” For many, summer is actually the most wonderful time of the year — when the nation comes alive with festivals, activities, and gorgeous weather from coast to coast.
With so many great Travel Nursing jobs nationwide, have you decided where you want to explore this summer?
Well, find a sunny patio somewhere and grab an ice cold beverage, because here’s our list of 7 sweet summer locations for Travel Nursing jobs, to help get you brainstorming on your ultimate summer spot:
Vermont and New Hampshire
OK, so technically Vermont and New Hampshire are two different locations, but with their proximity and the way they even appear to be hugging each other on the United States map, just consider this a 2-for-1. Whether you’re interested in Vermont’s rolling hills and artsy bent or the forested, salt of the Earth splendor of New Hampshire, you’re in for a New England treat. The region is perfect for summer assignments, with its charming towns and summer festivals, plus plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, and other outdoorsy pursuits across the gorgeous land. You really can’t go wrong with either of these great states. After all, poet Robert Frost once wrote of New Hampshire, “She’s one of the two best states in the Union,” then quickly added, “Vermont’s the other.”
While the Beaver State is gorgeous year-round, summer is perhaps the best time to take in everything it has to offer. The outdoors adventures are many, with rafting the Rogue River and exploring the amazing Crater Lake, just two among so many opportunities. Foodies will love the Willamette Valley Cheese Trail, the fresh seafood, and ripe summer cherries — not to mention the abundance of wineries and craft breweries. Whether you prefer to get your weird on in urban “Portlandia” or take a job in a more rural area, the gorgeous state of Oregon will not disappoint!
It’s true that the splendor of New York state knows no season, but summer does seem an especially fantastic time to dwell in the Empire State. From The Big Apple’s multitude of activities, parks, festivals, farmers markets, parties, events, and sights to see, to Upstate’s charm and gorgeous abundance of land, summers in New York are unforgettable. Whether your scene is more beach view or rooftop pool view, you’ll be saying “I Love New York” in no time. And don’t forget, New York is an awesome base for all kinds of great day trips and getaways throughout the region.
Besides amazing cheese, which, let’s be honest, is a very important part of life, Wisconsin also offers amazing natural beauty in spades. It is a great state to summer in, especially considering Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes, which makes it a hotspot for fishing, boating, kayaking, water sports, swimming, and just plain kicking it beachside. It’s also water, water everywhere on the many rivers known for great tubing adventures and at the famous water parks of the Wisconsin Dells. You’ll be blown away by the beauty of Wisconsin’s state parks, like Copper Falls State Park and the awesome rock formations at Devil’s Lake State Park. Culture is also huge here, with lots of history, heritage, and arts. For example, the state hosts a number of music and other festivals, including Milwaukee’s Summerfest.
A lot of Travelers have Georgia on their mind for summertime. There’s, of course, “Hotlanta” which heats up in the most wonderful way in summer months. And though the temp rises creating the perfect swimming weather, I’m talking attractions and events! Atlanta’s summer dance card is chock full of festivals celebrating all kinds of things like BBQ, ice cream, beer, arts, butterflies, and more, not to mention the many excellent summer concerts and also the world-class shopping, dining, sports, and other opportunities the city offers. Georgia also has tons of outdoor beauty, including everyone’s favorite: Stone Mountain Park. This very special, massive park has everything, including shows and entertainment, golf, history, trails, fishing, a skyride, railroad, and, as the name indicates, an actual mountain!
With so much to see and do in the Golden State during summertime, why wait for winter days to be California Dreamin’? California is a super popular destination for Travel Nursing, maybe because it’s got a little bit of everything you could ever want in a place. Beaches, wineries, and some of the world’s greatest cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, just to name a few) are merely a quick sampling of California’s many features. But whether you prefer a rural or urban setting, California’s got you covered, with tons of great city perks like arts, concerts, shopping, pro sports, dining, and more as well as an abundance of quaint, charming towns. California is the perfect place for the perfect summer adventure!
Even summer is bigger in Texas! Choose from exciting cities like Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and more, as well as vast rural areas and cute small towns where you can relax and explore the summer away in grand Texas style. The state is chock full of historic sites (remember the Alamo?) as well as beautiful state park and ranches galore. You will have a blast and learn a lot while getting your fill of southwestern culture. And while it does get good and hot — just like summer is supposed to! — Texas has plenty of water for you to make a splash in, like Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Canyon Lake, Toledo Bend Lake, Sam Rayburn Lake, Lake Texoma, tons more lakes, rivers, and waterparks, and of course, the gorgeous Gulf Coast!
Did these 7 Sweet Summer Locations for Travel Nursing Jobs skip over your desired destination? Not to worry — there are plenty more great jobs across the nation to choose from. Click here to search by state, specialty, and/or job title to find your perfect summer 2015 adventure.