Top Travel Nurse Winter Destinations 2023

Are you open to going to a new destination for your next travel nurse assignment this winter? In our Top Winter Travel Nurse Destinations 2023 blog, we highlight the states that we suggest you visit this season and what you can unexpectedly find there.

Continue reading on to learn more about the locations that Axis Medical suggests visiting as a travel nurse this winter season!

Arizona Travel Nurse

Arizona offers unexpected attractions that can make any travel nurse assignment memorable. The Sonoran Desert, with its stunning saguaro cacti and wildlife, gives you something new to see while hiking.

For a taste of history, nurses can explore Tucson or visit the historic district of Old Town Scottsdale. The state’s lesser-known destinations, like Antelope Canyon and Havasu Falls, are full of adventure a photo opportunities.

Discover the Biosphere 2 which can be found near Tucson offering a fascinating look into ecological research. Arizona offers outdoor adventure, comfortable winter temps and hidden gems, providing travel nurses with a well-rounded and unforgettable assignment.

Colorado Travel Nurse

Looking beyond the majestic Rocky Mountains and bustling cities like Denver and Boulder, Colorado offers unexpected attractions that can make a travel assignment unforgettable.

Keeping the sense of adventure alive in winter, visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, where you’ll find massive sand dunes rise against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks— creating a surreal experience that will leave you feeling like you’re on a different planet.

In the quirky town of Manitou Springs you can experience the gravity-defying phenomena of the Manitou Incline and sneak a taste of the many different mineral water fountains. Locals will find their favorite fountains and mix in their favorite Country Time Lemonade!

Prefer the historical route and learning about Colorado’s past? Then look no further than the ghost town of St. Elmo which will provide a fascinating glimpse into Colorado’s mining history.

Arizona Travel Nurse

It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, but you will find so much more as a travel nurse in this location. The Emerald City is a hub filled with iconic landmarks such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, while also offering a wide variety of live music and world-class dining.

For those seeking outdoor adventures, the Olympic National Park provides the perfect backdrop for hiking and exploring no matter the season. A must visit is the charming town of Leavenworth, WA which transports visitors to a Bavarian village with its picturesque architecture, restaurants and seasonal activities.

The San Juan Islands offer a peaceful escape with whale watching and water sport opportunities. Washington State’s combination of urban sophistication and natural landscapes make it an ideal destination for travel nurses seeking a rich and varied experience.

California Travel Nurse

California is a picture-perfect location filled with attractions that make it a must-visit destination. A favorite go-to suggestion is to start your adventure by exploring the stunning landscapes along the Pacific Coast Highway, where views of the ocean meet rugged cliffs.

For outdoor adventure, California is filled with national parks like Yosemite and Sequoia, where towering trees and majestic waterfalls can be found. In the southern part of the state, consider a visit to Joshua Tree National Park, known for its extraordinary landscapes and stargazing.

You can’t go wrong visiting cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, where you can find many world-famous museums and theaters. Don’t miss out on paying a visit to the historical landmarks like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the enchanting wine country, California has something for every travel nurse looking to mix professional growth with unforgettable experiences.

Texas Travel Nurse

The Lone Star State offers a wide range of unexpected fun-filled cities including, yet not limited to Houston, Austin, and Dallas. Texas boasts natural wonders like Big Bend National Park, where the Chisos Mountains meet the serene Rio Grande.

San Antonio’s iconic Alamo and the charming streets of the historic district provide a fascinating journey into the state’s past. Texas surprises with quirky and unexpected attractions such as the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, where 10 graffiti-covered Cadillacs are half-buried in the ground making a perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post.

Travel nurses can also dive into the music scene in Texas and indulge in authentic Tex-Mex cuisine in almost every business district you visit. Texas is full of adventure, history and unique experiences, making it an ideal destination for travel nurses.

We hope our Top Winter Travel Nurse Destinations 2023 blog provided a little insight and gave you a few new ideas to consider as your plan out your next Axis Rockstar adventure!

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