Top Spring Travel Assignment Locations
Was it a long winter for you? Are you seeking change? We’re looking for medical professionals for travel assignment locations in Northern and Southern California, Northern Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Southwest New Mexico. Consider one of these places for your next contract for the travel opportunity and for the nature and history these areas have to offer.
Let’s start with Northern California which offers sightseeing, hiking and camping, and world-class attractions, as well as Napa Valley’s wine country. We remind you to check the websites for Covid protocols at these locations, especially indoor locations.
Visit Napa Valley is the catch-all for wine country updates and planning. From wineries and restaurants to places to stay and non-wine activities, the website is a useful resource to visitors. Even if you’re not a wine drinker, you can enjoy the views and food throughout the area.
Founded in 1984 on the site of a former sardine cannery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has more than 600 species of plants and animals and is touted as one of the best aquariums in the United States. The aquarium features the three-story Giant Kelp Forest, jewel jellyfish tank, and more.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first West Coast museum to display only 20th-century art. The collection includes 33,000 objects from architecture, sculpture, painting, and media arts. Check out the rooftop garden and the glass pavilion.
If you’re looking to head outdoors, check out the Redwood National and State Parks as well as coastal hikes, each offering scenic views for hikers of all experience levels.
Southern California offers temperate weather, beaches, as well as outdoor and indoor activities. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles opened in 1935 and has been touted as a must-see FREE place to visit. Membership is also an option and will get you in for advanced shows and members-only content. Consider the membership if you’re a fan of the stars and plan to visit multiple times.
Santa Monica Pier was opened in 1909 and hosts the world’s first solar powered ferris wheel. On holidays the pier is lit up for festivities and you can enjoy street performers, other rides, carnival games, street food, and much more.
Head South to San Diego to visit historic Balboa Park. Founded in 1868, this National Historic Landmark is the West Coast equivalent to Central Park. 17 museums, 19 gardens, and the largest pipe organ in the world call this 1,400 acre park home. San Diego also offers beaches, sunsets, and the best Mexican food on this side of the border.
Northern Arizona is home to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, the red rocks of Sedona, and wine country in and around Cottonwood. Take the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon. Williams offers hotels and restaurants though keep in mind it’s a relatively small town, so we recommend planning ahead.
Sedona offers beauty, hiking, and shopping. Pink Jeep Tours is one of the companies offering guided tours of the area. Visit Sedona is the go-to resource for visitors with information about arts, spirituality, hotels, events, and dining. Sunrise, sunset, and day hiking are favorites. Nearby Clarkdale offers the Verde Canyon Railroad with views of the Sedona area.
New Mexico is another top spring travel assignment location. We’re specifically seeking professionals in Albuquerque as well as southwest New Mexico in Roswell and Mescalero. If you love the outdoors, the best hiking trails resource is All Trails as the guide to the 1,400+ trails for hiking, biking, and backpacking options. Favorites include Picacho Peak in the Santa Fe National Forest, Williams Lake Trail in the Carson National Forest, and Osha Trail in the Lincoln National Forest.
In Albuquerque, you can enjoy festivals, museums, southwest-style food, eco-tourism, and more. The city is known for its annual hot air balloon festival in the fall. With just over half a million residents, Albuquerque is the most populated city in the state. Just a few hours north is Santa Fe, a thriving artist town offering the work of artists from around the world, shopping, and New Mexico style food and drinks. Visit the Loretto Chapel to learn about the mysterious spiral staircase.
Head to southern New Mexico to Roswell. Most known for Area 51 and aliens, Roswell also offers visitors art galleries and historical sites illustrating the history of the southwest. For those more adventurous, we recommend visiting the White Sands National Park where you can enjoy outdoor sports and one of a kind nature. The 275 square miles of gypsum sand is the largest gypsum dune field in the world, as are the plants and animals you will find here.