The Best Locations for Travel PT Jobs this Spring
The Best Locations for Travel PT Jobs this Spring
by Tiffany Aller
Traveling healthcare professionals, including those in allied health positions, can choose between many locations to accept their next contract or begin their travel healthcare adventure. Spring is a particularly advantageous time for professionals to accept assignments in areas that boast beautiful vistas. As flowers awaken from dormancy, local festivals and events celebrate the return of warmer temperatures and showcase the beauty of blooming landscapes. Consider these seven cities to visit for travel PT jobs this year during spring.
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The seven best areas that combine travel PT jobs and the beauty of spring
Many states boast of having the most beautiful spring weather and nature scapes, but only a few truly live up to that claim. These seven areas rise to the top of the pile and offer a spring you’ll never forget.
New Orleans, Louisiana
While New Orleans' primary claim to visitor fame is Mardi Gras, visitors who arrive a few months after are treated to delightful springtime weather and events. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, scheduled for the intersection of April and May, has showcased the best of the NOLA experience for the past 50 years. With artists ranging from obscure to headline toppers, JazzFest offers a total immersion experience for music-loving visitors. In addition, the weather in New Orleans during this time of year offers mild highs and lows in the 70s and 80s and a reprieve from the humidity waiting to explode during the summer.
Texas Hill Country
Each year, the Lone Star States experiences an explosion of beauty when the state flower, the bluebonnet, returns from dormancy to blanket most of the state. Accompanied by the lovely red bloom of Indian paintbrushes, the bluebonnets are so iconic of Texas that residents and visitors alike often abandon their cars on the shoulders of busy highways to capture family or selfie pictures in the blanket of blue blooms. Considered the true sign that spring has begun, Texas bluebonnets also go hand-in-hand with relatively mild temperatures to enjoy before the advent of sweltering summer months. The Texas Hill Country begins just south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and extends south to the state capital, Austin. If your travel PT jobs lead you to Austin, you’ll also get to enjoy the iconic South by Southwest Festival held there each March.
After winters prone to snow and before summers fraught with humidity, spring in Washington, DC, serves as a reminder of how beautiful the nation’s capital can be. Traveling PTs and other healthcare professionals can experience the breathtaking National Cherry Blossom Festival while there, when countless trees feature gentle pink blossoms first gifted by the Japanese in 1912 and spectacularly dotting the landscape ever since. While in DC, you can also take advantage of the pleasant spring weather and enjoy incomparable eateries while seated in front patios that offer an intimate glimpse inside the political and cultural hubbub that infuses the city.
The Florida Panhandle
Once the snowbirds fly home and between spring break weeks that suffuse the area with coeds, traveling physical therapists can enjoy the white sand beaches and gentle Gulf Coast tides that dot the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola and Panama City bookend this area, with welcoming towns like Destin and Fort Walton Beach between. During spring, the Panhandle offers many events and festivals including Santa Rosa’s lively St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Gulf Breeze’s Art Festival, Pensacola’s Jazz Festival and the southern-tinged Down Home Street Festival in Bonifay. Adventurous visitors can make relatively short drives over to Orlando, Cape Canaveral and Daytona for even more opportunities to explore the Sunshine State.
Although Alaska may be better known for its all-day sun in the summer and all-day darkness in the winter, springtime offers visitors memorable opportunities to view the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, that paint the sky with vivid colors and intricate designs. The best view for this natural picture show is near Fairbanks, where the temps remain cool but the landscape rapidly turns from snow-covered to vivid green grasses. The enormous Denali State Park offers premium wildlife sightings as hibernations come to an end. Alaska celebrates the return of various bird species after the long winter months with events like the Stikine River Birding Festival, the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival and the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. Whether travel PT jobs take you to Fairbanks, Anchorage or anywhere in between, spring nature opportunities abound in this state that’s first in size but last in population density, leaving millions of acres of wide-open territory.
Whether your PT travel jobs bring you to the Florida coast or the wilds of Alaska, enjoy adventures that uniquely personify spring throughout the nation.