5 Hot Summer Locations, Pt. 2
Are you still looking for some inspiration about which summer setting will suit you best? Here are five more hot summer locations! Be sure to use Wanderly to help connect you with jobs in cities you may be interested in. Browse all of our dreamy locations here.
Portland is a little more laid back, with a variety of cultural attractions within the city limits and beautiful scenery and outdoor activities just outside. The historic downtown neighborhood of Old Port is filled with cobblestone streets and delicious fresh-caught seafood. Excellent local restaurants are complemented by an assortment of microbreweries, many of which offer free tours. Inhabitants looking to escape the city for the day may head out to the Casco Bay Islands for some hiking or beach time. If you are looking for a low-key summer of exquisite food, charming neighborhoods, and easy access to nearby beaches and nature, Portland may be the city for you! Check out jobs at locations like the Maine Medical Center or Mercy Hospital.
After a freezing winter season, the Windy City comes alive in the summer, with warm daily temperatures ranging from the high 70s to low 90s. Locals enjoy laying out on the sandy lake beaches or renting jet skis and paddleboards to have fun on the water. Chicago also offers outdoor dining on rooftops or riverside patios, where restaurant patrons may witness a boat cruise passing by. You may also enjoy some of the many music festivals that come to Chicago annually, such as Lollapalooza or Pitchfork. With dozens of hospitals within the city limits, Chicago is definitely a fun and accessible location for travel nurses looking for jobs.
More outdoorsy nurses may enjoy spending their summer in Denver, Colorado. Situated in the Rockies, Denver is another location surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery and opportunities for outdoor recreation like white water rafting, hiking, and rock climbing. People visiting Denver may want to check out a live show at the incredible Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, proclaimed by Rolling Stone magazine to be the best amphitheater in the United States. Within the city, locals enjoy a high-quality outdoor food scene, a variety of exhibitions at places like the Denver Art Museum or Denver Museum of Nature and Science, or the fanfare of MLB All-Star Week at Coors Field. If you’re interested in working in Denver, look for jobs at institutions such as the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital or Porter Adventist Hospital.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
A classic summer vacation destination, Cape Cod abounds with seasonal entertainment. The most obvious attractions are the beaches along the Cape Cod Bay and the Cape Cod National Seashore. Different beaches offer opportunities for surfing, swimming, or witnessing a stunning sunset over the water, and many of them are connected by the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail and other bike paths. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins or seals along the shore, or buy tickets to go whale watching! You may also enjoy touring some of the many iconic Cape Cod lighthouses or taking a day trip up to Provincetown for an evening of art galleries, shopping, locally caught seafood, and live entertainment.
Can you picture yourself strolling through the historic streets of Boston this summer? You may like the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walk that connects 16 historic sites from the American Revolution like the Paul Revere house and warship USS Constitution. The city is packed with restaurants, parks, and museums, and for those who are looking for a night on the town, Boston’s many bars, clubs, and theaters make up its thriving nightlife. Other iconic attractions include the Public Garden swan boats, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, and the gigantic New England Aquarium. A diverse and historic city, Boston has something for everyone. It is also home to prestigious hospitals like Massachusetts General and the Tufts Medical Center.