6 Amazing Destinations for Travel Nurses

Travel nurses get tons of perks – great pay, flexibility in your schedule, and of course, a change of scenery! Plus, traveling can prevent burnout and provide great networking opportunities to further your career. Travel assignments allow you to care for new patients and care for yourself in a unique way.

After powering through 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, you owe it to yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and experience something new. Relocate. Rest. Recharge. Rise.

Not sure where to begin? From south Texas to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and everywhere in between, there are wonderful sights to see. Let us help spark your adventurous spirit.

1. Texas
If you’re looking for big fun, visit the second biggest state in the U.S. The Lone Star State is known for warm weather, amazing BBQ and entertainment. It is the live music capital of the world. In addition to food and fun, Texas offers a promising job market and plenty to do. Notable nuggets to check out include the Johnson Space Center Museum and the Mayan Ranch – guests can ride horses, learn to rope, and learn about the creation of cattle brands. And at the Fort Worth Stockyards, visitors can see a demonstration of traditional cattle drive twice a day. Yeehaw!

2. South Carolina
Have you ever seen the Palmetto tree on someone’s license plate? That’s one way you’ll know if they’re from South Carolina. Whether you’re interested in history, the beach, or family-friendly outdoor activities, South Carolina has a great mix. Visit the fort in Charleston harbor, where the Civil War began, or relax on the shores of Myrtle Beach. If you love biking or golfing, then Hilton Head is for you! Hilton Head has smaller crowds and is a laid back beach town, with miles of flat bicycle trails. If you prefer hills, check out Caesars Head State Park. Here you’ll find “The Overlook” with stunning views. You can also find Raven Cliff Falls, which leads you to the state’s largest waterfall.

3. North Carolina
When searching for things to do in North Carolina, Biltmore should be at the top of your list. Located in Asheville, visitors can get a tour of George Vanderbilt’s historic country estate. This attraction boasts America’s largest home, as well as gardens, a winery, historic farm, shops, and more. If you love to sight see, make the drive down Blue Ridge Parkway, nicknamed “America’s Favorite Drive.” Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all the way to Virginia. The 469-mile stretch offers dazzling scenery and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. If you’re more of a beach bum, check out the Outer Banks, known for being a family-friendly vacation spot sprinkled with adorable beach towns, like Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Avon.

4. Georgia
Enjoy warmer temperatures and southern hospitality throughout the state of Georgia. From historical districts in Savannah to 100,000+ acres of wilderness in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the State Botanical Garden, Georgia is filled with sites and activities for all ages. If you want to feed your adventurous soul, you can even dig for gold! Just east of the Mississippi River, you'll find the Consolidated Gold Mine of Dahlonega, where brave souls descend 200 feet underground to learn how miners collected deposits of gold out of quartz and gems.

5. Ohio
Depending on which area you’re in, Ohio offers a variety of nightlife, state parks, professional sporting events, and art exhibits. If you love a thrill, Ohio boasts two large amusement parks at the north and south ends of the state – Cedar Point in Sandusky, and Kings Island in the Cincinnati area. And don’t forget about Hocking Hills State Park, a hidden gem about one hour south of Columbus. From metropolitan cities to Amish Country, Ohio has it all. Don’t forget to yell out “O-H” on the street, to receive an enthusiastic “I-O” in response!

6. Michigan
A must-see in Michigan is the Detroit Institute of Arts. This location offers free live performances every Friday night, hands-on activities like drop-in workshops, gallery games, guided tours, exhibitions and more. If you’re a history buff, take a step back in time by visiting the historic Greenfield Village, which offers three attractions that focus on Henry Ford and the automobile legend’s life and work. You can even catch a ride in a Model T! If nature is more your style, check out the top rated waterfalls in Michigan!

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