Top Summer Travel Nurse Destinations

This is quite possibly the best season for traveling, there are so many options open to you. Experience the joy and energy of a lively resort in the midwest or enjoy a coastal experience anywhere along the fringe!

Boston, Massachusetts

Why Boston? At the risk of being cliche, Boston is wonderful because it truly has something for everyone. Searching for culture? Boston has renowned museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Museum and plays, ballets, and musicals at the historic Opera House. If you want to spend this summer out of doors, you can walk the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail, which guides you through the city’s - and our nation’s - history, kayak on the Charles River, or hike in Middlesex Fells Reservation.

Another huge perk to a Boston travel nurse job is that Boston is home to some of the most respected hospitals and medical centers. If you’re looking to add a facility with name recognition to your resume, this is the city to visit!

Denver, Colorado

Denver in summer is a sight to behold. If you love hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, rafting, or pretty much any other outdoor activity, there is no better travel nurse destination. When you’re ready for some city stimulation, you can head to Larimer Square, the oldest block in Denver, for award-winning food and adult beverages. Still have energy to spare? We recommend visiting Red Rocks Amphitheater, a stunning open-air amphitheater nestled into a red rock outcropping that hosts concerts, comedy shows, film screenings, and the like. 

If you’re considering a travel nurse assignment in Denver, here’s another tip - Colorado is a member of the eNLC, which means that if your nursing license has compact privileges, you don’t need a new nursing license to get started!

New Orleans, Louisiana

If you’re looking to live it up this summer, head to the party that is New Orleans. New Orleanians encourage visitors to come during the summer - the heat and humidity drive away the weak, meaning cheaper prices for food and fun! Numerous festivals take place in the Big Easy during summer, including a huge jazz festival, Bastille Day celebration, and fried chicken party - plus, the entire month of August is COOLinary New Orleans, which means three-course prix fixe meals at award-winning restaurants across the city.

As of July 2019, Louisiana is also a member of the eNLC! With the streamlined nurse exchange that comes with membership, it’s easier than ever to spend your summer on a New Orleans travel nurse job.

San Francisco, California

13 weeks in San Francisco is not enough time to see, do, and eat all that the city has to offer. Rent bikes for the day and bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to the quaint seaside town of Sausalito, take the ferry to the famed Alcatraz Island, or hike Battery Trail for stunning view of the bridge. If food speaks to you, consider taking one of SanFran’s food tours. They’ll take you off the beaten path to some of the best local haunts!

Like Boston, San Francisco is home to respected hospitals and research facilities. Whether you’re hoping to grow your skills at a Magnet hospital or to build your resume by spending time in a renowned facility, SanFran has the assignment for you!

Whether you choose to visit one of these top destinations or head somewhere else, don’t let Summer pass you by! Take a summer travel nurse job and make some memories.