If you’re thinking about heading to Texas for your next travel nurse assignment, consider Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso as points of interest. We promise you won’t be disappointed. While each area is unique in culture, they each offer art museums, food to make a foodie drool, and outdoor activities.
Getting to Know Dallas
Let your inner foodie loose in Dallas. For greasy burgers and fries, check out one of five Rodeo Goat locations, including Dallas. If you like your burger served with a side of entertainment, check out Gas Monkey Bar and Grill. And if you like BBQ and fun, head to Pecan Lodge where live music and entertainment happen any day of the week.
If you’re a history buff, grab lunch at Pecan Lodge and head 1.5 miles down the road to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza which commemorates the assassination of President Kennedy.
For those seeking a unique atmosphere and one of the best steak dinners you might ever eat, head to Town Hearth. Described as sexy and edgy, this is not your average steak and seafood joint. You’re greeted by a 1961 silver MG parked outside and enter a space filled with 64 glowing chandeliers, a fish tank with a vintage 1950’s submarine, and more. Just sit back and enjoy the ambiance, craft cocktails, and deliciousness.
After all that food, it might be time for a walk around Dallas. The area offers urban strolls, hiking, window shopping, and everything in between.
If you’re more budget conscious, Dallas offers a variety of free activities. From neighborhood parks to the Dallas Museum of Art, there is something for everyone.
Getting to Know San Antonio
If you’re new to the area, start at The San Antonio River Walk. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the River Walk is more than an average park with its restaurants, bars, shops, and river cruise. Take a day off, find a good spot, and people watch.
Before leaving the house, check out the visitor website which allows you to choose what you want to see using their planner. Choose from lodging, music and entertainment, shopping, dining, arts and culture, history, and sports and recreation. From national historic locations like The Alamo and The Spanish Governor’s Palace to outdoor activities like Scooter Power Tours and the San Antonio Zoo, the area has a lot to offer.
Special events like Drift and Dine and Artisan Fairs happen throughout the year, giving visitors and residents opportunities to experience local culture. For those who are budget-conscious, visit the San Antonio Art Museum on Tuesdays 4pm – 9pm or The Witte Museum on Tuesdays 3pm-8pm, and admission is FREE!
Getting to Know El Paso
Slow down from the city life when you take a travel nurse position in El Paso, Texas. Located on the borders of New Mexico and Mexico, the area offers art, food, and outdoor activities. The El Paso Museum of Art is always FREE and is home to 7,000 works of art from the Byzantine era to the present with a focus on Mexican, European, and American art from the 12th to 18th centuries.
Feed your inner foodie when you visit The Kitchen @ 150 Sunset offering breakfast tacos, homemade meatloaf, and a variety of burgers and sandwiches. For the meat lovers, head to Cattleman’s Steakhouse, a legendary family-style restaurant where the steaks are cut on premises daily. And if you’re craving pizza, head to Ardovino’s, a local favorite since 1961.
Then head outside for a look at the El Paso skyline and the Franklin Mountains. Access the 27,000-acre Franklin Mountain State Park at the north end of the city where you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.