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Summer is just around the corner, and the nation’s parks will soon be prime locations for outdoor fun.
For Travel Nurses, a summertime visit to the park can be an entertaining, yet relaxing way to discover your city. That’s why we’ve created a list of parks offering natural beauty, local attractions, and plenty of ways to beat the heat.
Read on for a list of 6 great parks for Travel Nurses to visit this summer!
City Park | New Orleans, LA
City Park is a beautiful Southern oasis in the heart of New Orleans. The park features a long list of cool attractions nestled within 1,300 acres of the nation’s oldest live oak trees.
Relax by strolling in the Botanical Garden, which offers over 2,000 varieties of plants for your viewing pleasure. Explore the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, one of the highest ranked sculpture gardens in the world. Or treat yourself to a classic NOLA summertime snack at City Park Snoballs.
Lincoln Park | Chicago, IL
Lincoln Park is a gorgeous space that stretches along a large portion of Chicago. Lincoln Park features a diverse array of activities, from the 18-mile-long Lakefront Trail to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Chicago is known for its cold and windy winters, but summertime in Lincoln Park is a different world. The park features many beaches, including tourist favorite Oak Street Beach. For some tranquility and time to reflect, Belmont Harbor offers the best skyline views available in the city.
Mission Dolores Park | San Francisco, CA
Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most unique public spaces. Located in the Mission District, its 16 acres look out over an incredible view of the San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge.
Dolores Park’s grassy hills and tall palm trees provide the perfect environment for picnics, reading, or afternoon naps. An added bonus: check out the Mission District for great shopping, delicious restaurants, and quirky cafes.
Zilker Park | Austin, TX
Zilker Park is located along Lady Bird Lake, right across from Austin’s beautiful skyline. It offers plenty of green space for summertime leisure, along with water and natural springs.
Take the Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail down to Barton Springs, a great spot to swim and the best place to people-watch in the city. During the summer, check out the Blues on the Green concert series to experience Austin’s renowned music scene.
The Gathering Place | Tulsa, OK
The Gathering Place is a brand new, 66-acre park located along the Arkansas River near the center of Tulsa. Opened just last year, The Gathering Place is a state-of-the-art public space featuring beautiful artwork, modern architecture, and great dining options.
Visit The Landing for incredible views of the park’s Wetland Gardens as well as and Tulsa’s sunsets. Mist Mountain is specifically designed to help guests cool off, featuring public mist areas and interactive water fountains.
Prospect Park | Brooklyn, NY
Escape from the bustle of the Big Apple this summer in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. You’ll find a zoo, ice rink, and plenty of ways to take it easy within its 500+ acres of lovely green space.
Stretch out with a book and blanket on the Long Meadow, one of the longest open stretches in any park in the nation. Find some peace and quiet near a waterfall in the Ravine, a section of the park designed to resemble the landscape of the Adirondack Mountains. Or, check out live music from world-class acts at the Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series.
Summertime brings plenty of opportunities to relax, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re traveling to any of the cities on our list this summer, be sure to check out these great parks!