Choose from thousands of assignments in any of the 50 United States. From the East Coast to the West, from the mountains to the deserts, from bustling cities to rural communities, travel nursing can take you anywhere you want to go.
The following destinations represent just a small sample of the thousands of places you can enjoy as a traveling health care professional. Apply now to find an assignment in the destination of your choice.
What’s there to do in San Francisco? What isn’t there to do is a more appropriate question.
Start with the awesomeness of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s huge, it’s golden and it’s one heck of a landmark. Shore to shore, the roadway extends for a mile and a quarter without touching ground. By just driving over it you feel like you’ve entered into California history.
Of course there’s also the famed tour to Alcatraz—the federal maximum-security prison from 1934 until 1963. Over the years it was home to such famous criminals as Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud.
Of the many open green spaces in San Francisco, Golden Gate Park is the biggest and the loveliest, featuring gardens, lakes, numerous sporting facilities and museums. On Sundays the main drive is closed to traffic and becomes the playground for joggers, cyclists, roller-bladers and strollers.
San Francisco is a city brimming with both historic and modern attractions. Be you artist, computer programmer, restaurateur or nurse on assignment, you will not feel out of place here.
On a culinary note, David Myatt, a creative director and San Diego transplant says, “The best thing about San Francisco is the food and the wine.” The city is a restaurant culture and options abound at every corner.
“From little hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants, to the vibrant eating establishments in Chinatown, to the culinary creations of the country’s leading chefs…this city is full of taste,” he adds.
A Great Place to ‘Wine’
Napa Valley is an easy drive from the city and the best place to test some of the world’s premier wines. Each winery is incredibly unique.
Consider the Coppola Vineyards. This is the estate of the legendary filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola, and the tasting room is a treat for any fans of his movies. Or the Stag’s Leap, where you can try the Reserve tasting and pay particular attention to the wine labeled as “Fay.” This is the wine that rocked the foundations of the European wine world and put Napa on the map.
A Great Place to Start
Venture beyond San Francisco and you'll be amply rewarded. Drive north to Bodega Bay for fresh oysters or enjoy the quaint bayside town of Sausalito and the towering redwoods of Muir Woods.
“Yosemite National Park is a wonderful weekend trip,” says Myatt, “while Lake Tahoe is perfect in the summer for families looking for outdoor adventures. Its legendary ski and snowboarding slopes make it a great winter escape too."
The San Francisco Bay Area is a remarkable region. It has lived through earthquakes and fires and come back stronger every time. Today, the City by the Bay is truly one of the world’s great destinations. The basic pleasures of life are here—breathtaking views, splendid food, laid-back living and a culture of freedom and tolerance.
San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau
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The San Francisco Chronicle
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Golden Gate Bridge
Find out everything you want to know about one of the most beautiful and most photographed bridges in the world.
Alcatraz Island with its famous prison is one of San Francisco's most popular attractions.
Golden Gate Park
Get all the details you need on the many museums, gardens, recreational activities, playgrounds and other attractions in this beautiful urban oasis.
A city within a city, San Francisco's Chinatown offers colorful sights and sounds best seen on foot.
Biking and Hiking Trails
With sprawling parks and woodlands throughout the city, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy nature in San Francisco.
Rated as "the best science museum in the world" by Scientific American magazine, this exciting hands-on museum contains more than 650 permanent exhibits that explore everything from giant-bubble blowing to Einstein's theory of relativity.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The museum's permanent collection consists of more than 15,000 works, including close to 5,000 paintings and sculptures by artists such as Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and Willem de Kooning.
Cable Car Museum
If you've ever wondered how cable cars work, this nifty museum explains it all.
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