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Travel Nurse's Guide to Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine is a quaint, artsy city packed with things to eat, drink, do and Instagram while you’re on a travel nurse assignment with Cross Country Nurses. Downtown Portland, also known as The Peninsula, is the heart of the city and where many of the most popular restaurants, bars, shops and attractions are located. Portland is the most populous city in Maine, with more than a third of the state’s total population calling it home. When most people think of Maine, they picture the epic, rocky shoreline, lighthouses and lobster rolls, and you can find all that and so much more in Portland. Here’s our guide to help you get acquainted with this charming city.


Travel Nurse's Guide to San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most beloved locations in the world, with plenty to eat, drink, do and Instagram while you’re on a travel nurse assignment with Cross Country Nurses. With its year-round mild weather, close proximity to the beach, and vibrant arts and culture scene, nearly eight million people from around the world choose to call the Bay Area home. Numerous technology companies are headquartered here, and it is also the location of one of nation’s premier not-for-profit hospital systems. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island and world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf, it would take several weeks to see and do all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, which makes it the perfect location for a travel nursing assignment. Here’s our guide to help you get acquainted with this charming city.


Travel Nurse’s Guide to Chicago

Positioned on the shores of magnificent Lake Michigan, Chicago is like the New York City of the Midwest. Those who find themselves in Chicago for a travel nurse assignment will be dazzled with all the city has to offer when it comes to art, entertainment, sports, dining and so much more. Some of the country’s most iconic skyscrapers line the lakefront, including the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. Surrounding the ground floors of these architectural masterpieces is a bustling downtown scene just bubbling with international flair and big-city adventure, as well as a ton of polite Midwesterners. Here’s our guide to help you get acquainted with The Windy City.


Travel Nurse’s Guide to Austin, Texas

Are you considering a travel nurse assignment in Austin, Texas? If you’re into live music, outdoor activities, and a vibrant dining, arts and entertainment scene, you should go for it! Austin is known as The Live Music Capital of the World, so the city is a paradise for music lovers. Some of the most popular music festivals in the world take place here, including SXSW, Austin City Limits (ACL), Urban Music Fest and many others. Additionally, numerous venues throughout the city feature live music nightly. But travel nurses on assignment in Austin will find lots more than music to fall in love with. Here’s our travel guide to help you get to know the culturally rich capital of Texas.


Travel Nurse's Guide to Anchorage

The saying, “no pain, no gain” can be applied to all kinds of situations in life. When it comes to travel nurse jobs in Anchorage, Alaska, it speaks to the monumental rewards you will reap if you are able to endure the extreme climate, if only temporarily. Yes, it’s cold. But not unbearably so. And the opportunities you will have to experience Mother Nature in her purest form will make it more than worth your while. Anchorage is Alaska’s most populous city, with more than 400,000 residents, so it is by no means desolate. The city offers numerous outdoor activities, rich arts and cultural experiences and plenty to eat, drink, do and Instagram while you are there. Here is our travel guide for travel nurses heading to Anchorage for a travel assignment.


Travel Nurse's Guide to Boston

Are you thinking about taking a travel nurse assignment in Boston? Wicked good choice! Boston is the most populous city in New England, and its rich history makes it a magnet for visitors from around the world throughout the year. The city is home to some of the most brilliant minds in higher education, law, engineering, entrepreneurship, and of course, medicine. Boston features a number of world-renowned medical and research facilities. The city has plenty to keep you busy on your days off, whether you’re into history, the arts, professional sports, shopping, dining, bar-hopping, fitness, the outdoors and so much more! Here is our travel guide for nurses heading to Boston for a travel assignment.


Travel Nurse's Guide to New York City

A travel nurse assignment in New York City is the ultimate adventure for travel nurses. The City That Never Sleeps will keep you on your toes… both on the job and off! Professionally, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, supported by cutting edge technology and bright, passionate coworkers. Off the clock, you’ll have the world at your fingertips. The most diverse dining, shopping and entertainment possibilities on earth are located here. The New York City Subway, the largest rapid transit system in the world as well as one of the oldest, will get you where you need to be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here is our travel guide for nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram on a travel nursing assignment in New York City.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Gainesville, Florida

Are you thinking about taking a travel nurse assignment in Gainesville, Florida?? This college town is home to the University of Florida, and offers a small-town feel with a youthful, vibrant edge that shows in its assortment of bars, restaurants, cultural and entertainment options. Gainesville, the birthplace of Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is a haven for live music lovers. Additionally, Gainesville provides an opportunity for outdoors enthusiasts and fitness aficionados to experience a wide range of native Florida flora and fauna year-round. Here is our travel guide for nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Gainesville, Florida.

Travel Nurse's Guide to Los Angeles

Whether you like your toes in the sand or Hollywood-style glitz and glam, the Sunset Strip or Disneyland, you should consider a travel nurse assignment in Los Angeles! L.A. and the surrounding areas offer some of the most pleasant weather in the world, with a Mediterranean climate that is mostly dry and warm year-round. So, you know what that means – plenty of good hair days! Which is probably at least part of the reason L.A. was the birthplace of hair metal! And speaking of music, if you like it, you’ll find lots of it here, from hip hop and block rockin’ beats in the hottest dance clubs to live shows at historic music venues throughout the city. Here is our travel guide for nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram on a travel assignment in Los Angeles.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Tallahassee

Are you considering a travel nurse assignment in Tallahassee? While it is in Florida, Tallahassee is not a beach town, but it is the state capital and as home to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, it’s a vibrant, bustling college town with plenty to do while you’re here. The city has a young, hip vibe and offers a number of trendy spots for dining and drinking. Tallahassee is also perfect for outdoors and nature lovers, with sweeping tree canopies and wide-open spaces to walk, skate, bike and jog. Unlike most of the state, Tallahassee is lucky enough to experience all four seasons, although winters are quite mild, with the average daytime temperature hovering around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Tallahassee.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Tulsa, OK

When you think about Tulsa, Oklahoma, you probably picture cowboys riding across a wide swath of open plains while tumbleweeds bounce and roll off in the distance. Fortunately for nurses heading to Tulsa on a travel nurse assignment, nothing could be further from the truth! Tulsa, or T-Town as the locals call it, is actually quite hip, and offers a variety of things to do while you’re there. With more than 130 parks and 50 miles of trails, Tulsa is perfect for outdoors lovers. But the city has numerous fun and interesting things to do indoors, as well. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Tulsa.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Portland, Oregon

If you’re a fan of the television series Portlandia, you probably think Portland is full of a bunch of hipster millennials working tirelessly to save the environment one vegan pork chop at a time. The truth is, residents of the “City of Roses” are extremely passionate about many things, including, but certainly not limited to, the environment. A travel nurse assignment in Portland, Oregon is the perfect opportunity to explore a city that truly offers travelers the best of both worlds: drivers so friendly they actually slow down to let you in when you put on your turn signal to change lanes, and, if you prefer not to drive at all, a public transportation system that is so clean, efficient and convenient that many people only use their cars on the weekends. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Portland, Oregon.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Miami, Florida

Miami is one of our most popular locations for travel nurse assignments, so odds are you’ve either taken one there already or are considering it now. When it comes to beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, a lively culture and plenty to do and see, you can’t go wrong in the Magic City. During winter, Miami is one of the only cities in the country that stays consistently warm and sunny, making it the perfect place for travel nurses looking to escape the winter blues. But the fun doesn’t stop during the warmer months, and because peak tourist season ends in April, you’ll enjoy lighter traffic, shorter lines and more room to salsa on the dancefloor at some of the city’s hottest nightclubs during summer. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Miami.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Long Island, NY

Are you a travel nurse seeking an island getaway? Why not consider an assignment in Long Island, the longest and largest island in the contiguous United States? Okay, so it doesn’t have palm trees and dolphins, but it does have sparkling beaches favored by the rich and famous, where you might just bump into the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Billy Joel or the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo. Plus, it’s only an hour away from New York City by car. But you’ll find plenty to do if you take a travel nurse assignment in Long Island, without having to leave town, even in the winter months. Aside from its fabulous beaches, Long Island features numerous points of interest for lovers of food, wine, art, culture and more. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in Long Island.


Travel Nurses Guide to South Coast, Massachusetts

Southeastern Massachusetts, often called “South Coast,” is not as populated or well known as the state’s Boston area, but for travel nurses looking for an assignment near Cape Cod without the hustle and bustle of the big city, it is an ideal setting. This area offers an opportunity to explore the coast within a small-town atmosphere while you work in a hospital setting in Fall River, New Bedford or Wareham. Enjoy the area’s wide-open spaces and fresh air, which is perfect for outdoors lovers and fitness enthusiasts. Here is our guide for travel nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel assignment in the South Coast area of Massachusetts.


Travel Nurses’ Guide to Burlington, Vermont

Are you a nurse considering a travel assignment in Burlington, Vermont? When you think of Vermont, you probably picture its famous foods such as cheddar cheese, maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Or maybe what comes to mind is downhill skiing at one of the state’s many ski resorts. You’ll find easy access to all of these things and so much more on assignment in Burlington, which is the state’s largest city with just 42,000 or so residents. Here is our travel guide for nurses wondering what to eat, drink, do and Instagram while on a travel nurse assignment in Burlington, Vermont.

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