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7 Summer Locations for Travel Nursing Jobs

By Aubrey Schieuer

Sweet summertime! Lots of incredible Travel Nursing jobs open up around the country this time of year. With farmers markets aplenty, music festivals galore, and plenty of sunshine, this is the perfect season for Travel Nurses to start a new adventure.

Check out these 7 Summer Locations for Travel Nursing Jobs to start a summer you’ll never forget!

Minnesota

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Just one of the 10,000 reasons to land in lovely Minnesota!

Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes filled with summertime fun. You can go fishing for walleye, northerns, muskie, and the Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily — a species unique to Minnesota! Paddle away with a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard, or take it easy with a guided tour on a boat cruise.  If you’re looking for an urban vibe, be sure to visit the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Also in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are must-sees like the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Guthrie Theater, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. And nothing says summer like a baseball game — you can catch the Twins at Target Field or the Saints at CHS Field. You’ll be blown away by all the things you can enjoy spending the summer in Minnesota!

Learn more about this awesome state in our Minnesota State Spotlight.

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Virginia

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You won’t believe these Virginia summer views!

With mountains and beaches, Virginia is the perfect summer spot for outdoorsy Travel Nurses. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains are world-famous for their breathtaking beauty. One fourth of the entire Appalachian Trail is situated in Virginia, giving you so many miles of hiking you’ll never be bored! You have to see the beautiful Atlantic beaches of Virginia for yourself, like Buckroe Beach, Colonial Beach, and Chesapeake Beach. Treat yourself to Buckroe Beach’s Sunday summer concerts and Tuesday outdoor movies. If a stroll through a vineyard is more your style, surround yourself with almost 300 wineries and dozens of beautiful wine trails. Some wine trails incorporate American history with their gorgeous vineyards— like the Monticello Wine Trail of President Thomas Jefferson’s family home.

Check out our Virginia State Spotlight to learn more about this great state.

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California

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California in the summer is a dream come true!

The Golden State is your golden opportunity to hit a ton of major attractions. Always wanted to go to Disneyland or Universal Studios? Now’s your chance! Do you dream of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the famed Hollywood sign, or Venice beach in Los Angeles? California has it all! Along with a ton of urban hotspots, nature abounds in the awe-inspiring Redwood National Park and Sequoia National Park. And of course, there are countless beaches in California that are perfect for swimming, whale watching, hiking, snorkeling, and surfing. Wind down in wine country by traversing Napa Valley and Sonoma County for fabulous food, stunning views, and world-famous wine.

Check out our California State Spotlight to learn more about The Golden State.

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Massachusetts

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts is one-of-a-kind!

The Bay State is full of historical sites you can’t miss, like the Freedom Trail, the JFK Presidential Library, Adams National Historical Park, and the Plimoth Plantation. Also, you know that summertime means movie time! Every Friday, the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and the Hatch Shell offer free outdoor movies. For a far-out destination, get yourself to Cape Cod. Filled with quaint little villages, lighthouses, seafood shacks, island ferries, and ocean beaches, this laid-back, near-island has something for everyone. No matter where you go in Massachusetts, there’s plenty to do and see!

Learn more about The Bay State in our Massachusetts State Spotlight.

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New York

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Iconic moments await you in New York!

Is a whole summer enough to see all of New York? It’s worth a try! First of all, there are monuments everywhere in the Big Apple: you can’t miss the Statue of Liberty, Charging Bull, and Fearless Girl. Central Park and Times Square are so much more than what you see in the movies. And of course, you’ve got to fill up on all the flavors of NYC. Explore Chinatown, eat around the Chelsea Market, and grab yourself a slice of authentic New York pizza. Just don’t forget about upstate New York! Niagara Falls is a destination in its own right. Beer-lovers will rejoice at Buffalo’s more than 35 craft breweries and 5 distilleries. If you go far enough north, you can even drive right into Canada!

Learn more about this great state in our New York State Spotlight.

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Texas

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Don’t miss out on Travel Nursing in Texas!

Along with vast deserts, mountains, and lakes, Texas is home to significant cultural sites. Take a trip to San Antonio to tour the Alamo, sample incredible food while you meander along the San Antonio Riverwalk, or see a video art installation at the San Fernando Cathedral. Are you itching to make a splash? Check out SeaWorld, Schlitterbahn, or Six Flags for a day of wild water rides. If you’d rather have a day of sun, sand, and seashells, you’d be better off to venture out to South Padre island or San José. Texas is also filled with incredible museums: ponder Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and more at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, see sculptures and pieces from African-American, Chinese, and Native American cultures at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, or witness real dinosaur skeletons and gorgeous gemstones at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Check out our Texas State Spotlight to learn more about the Lone Star State.

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Colorado

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Gorgeous natural scenery abounds in Colorado!

The best time to see Colorado is definitely the summer. Enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is full of trails to hike, lakes to fish, and mountain animals to watch. If you love being among natural beauty, but don’t want to get yourself lost, see the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs! There are easy-going, paved trails for you to explore. For road-trip enthusiasts, there’s the San Juan Skyway, the Alpine Loop Byway, Phantom Canyon Road, Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway, and Trail Ridge Road to drive around. Want to sing along to your favorite songs in the fresh mountain air? Catch a concert at the Red Rocks Theatre in Denver. No matter what you like to do, don’t forget to eat! Classic Colorado summer treats include Palisade peaches, Olathe sweet corn, and Rocky Ford cantaloupe.

Learn more about the Centennial State in our Colorado State Spotlight.

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