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Five Spring Destinations for the Adventurous Travel Nurse

Looking to change it up this spring? We’ve got you covered. We’ve searched far and wide for the country’s most rewarding travel nursing placements, taking into account cost of living and opportunities for some extra-curricular fun. Here are five must-visit destinations that are calling your name.

With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start evaluating potential travel nursing opportunities. Here are five must-experience destinations Advantage has on offer—including the naturally beautiful, the high-paying, and the culturally engaging.

1. Tucson, AZ

Lay of the Land: Explore Arizona before it heats up for the summer! Beautiful Tucson, known as the “City of Sunshine,” boasts multiple hospitals and medical centers, young demographics, and lower cost-of-living than the national average.

For Fun: Explore the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for a look at the area’s fascinating natural history, animals, and plant life. Or check out the breathtaking Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the greatest examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in the country. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can road trip to the Grand Canyon, just five hours away!

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2. Houston, TX

Lay of the Land: For such a bustling city, Houston still maintains a relatively low cost-of-living, meaning that travel nurses can enjoy an excellent quality of life. Houstonians enjoy amazing food, friendly people, and low taxes!

For Fun: Houston, we have a Space Center! Check out the shuttles and learn about the history of NASA. Or spend a meditative afternoon at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall park, a manmade waterfall that makes for a perfect selfie background.

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3. Los Angeles, CA

Lay of the Land: There are plenty of reasons to consider heading west to California as a travel nurse. You’re never far from the beach, there are incredible restaurants, and you can engage in some serious celebrity-sighting. But did you know that the City of Angels also boasts one of the highest annual salary ranges in the country? While the weather is famously beautiful, spring is a particularly beautiful time to visit.

For Fun: You can get your thrills at the city’s myriad theme parks (Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Six Flags) or check out the rides at the legendary Santa Monica Pier. But for a truly unique LA experience, head to Wi Spa, a massive, stately, and 24-hour Korean spa complex with multiple saunas and even more treatment options.

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4. Albuquerque, NM

Lay of the Land: Travel nurses rate Albuquerque highly for its friendly people, gorgeous scenery, and top-notch medical facilities. Savor some spicy New Mexican cuisine, explore the cultural attractions, and take in the views from the Sandia Peak Tramway, a three-mile cable ride from the city up the Sandia Mountains.

For Fun: Famous for its hot air balloon rides, Albuquerque’s Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum is worth a visit for a history of the hobby. For the nature-lovers, ABQ BioPark combines a zoo, botanic garden, and a beach for a full day of family-friendly fun.

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5. Key West, FL

Lay of the Land: Famous for its sunsets, beaches, and hang-loose culture, Key West draws enthusiastic visitors the world over, making it an ideal destination for the adventurous travel nurse. You’ll have access to world-class beaches, snorkeling, fishing, and dolphin watching—so your days off will be packed with activity.

For Fun: For a relaxing day, visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory with its thousands of butterflies and exotic birds. If you’re feeling even wilder, Key West has dozens of bars and clubs with a vast array of tropical cocktails.

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Advantage has placements in all of these great cities! Are you ready to start your travel nursing journey? You can apply in minutes, and we'll follow up quickly!

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