Travel Nurse Assignments: Live Like A Local – San Diego

Travel Nurse – Top things to do in San Diego, CA

San Diego is a town where people like to take it easy and a great place to take a travel nurse assignment. Surrounded by beautiful nature and blessed by great weather, this is the perfect city for a travel nurse who has been dreaming of the warmth of sunny California!  The second largest city in California, San Diego literally has something for everyone. Offering one of the most desirable climates in the nation, San Diego has an average annual high temperature of 70 degrees.

A surfer enjoying one of San Diego’s many beaches.

With over 70 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, San Diego is a surfer’s and beach lovers paradise. With 18 incorporated cities, San Diego also offers a rich culture across all interests.

Highlights include Torrey Pines, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and the San Diego Zoo. For the sports enthusiasts, you’ll find the home of the Padres, Chargers and the SDSU Aztecs.

Casa de Balboa, one of several historical sites in Balboa Park.

Around the city

Balboa Park

Famous throughout the world, San Diego’s own Balboa Park is much more than just an urban park: it’s a paradise where local travel nurses can escape from the city chaos and soak in nature in between nursing shifts.

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USS Midway Museum

This navy ship was converted into a museum dedicated to aeronautics and naval history. A fun attraction that is quickly becoming one of the most popular things to do in the city

Food & Drinks

Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab

This restaurant is a true local hotspot, consistently rated as one of the city’s best eateries. Its menu will make you happy, whether you enjoy seafood or a good ol’ steak!

You can get delicious tacos and ceviche from Oscar’s Mexican Seafood in Pacific Beach.

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood!

Fresh, tantalizing and relatively affordable, Oscar’s Mexican Seafood brings a regional twist to Mexican cuisine, heavily relying on fresh local produce from the sea and local farms!

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San Diego Zoo

The local Zoo is one of the most famous attractions of its kind in the world. Enjoy an incredible variety of wildlife from every corner of the world!

A Flamingo at the San Diego Zoo

Gaslamp District

The Gaslamp District is the city’s charming historical heart, characterized by trendy shops, great restaurants and lively bars, not to mention the opportunity to dive into an interesting piece of the city’s culture.



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