Being a travel nurse, you’re always on the move. It can be exciting and refreshing to pick up your stuff and stay in a place that maybe you’ve always wanted to go to or go somewhere that you didn’t really expect to go to, but you thought, “Hey, why not?”. While you’re living in your new home, you’re going to learn a lot about the new place you’re staying at and doing a job that’s making a difference in people’s lives!
For some Travel RN’s, the thought of what to do or see when you’re in a new location may cross their mind. If you’re a Travel Nurse who’s on assignment in Florida, the sunshine state, here are some fun things to do and places that are worth a visit:
Duval Street, Key West
Duval Street is located in downtown Key West Florida and by day, it’s a fun place to shop with something for everyone and offers boat tours. Also, only a few minutes away, is the Southernmost Point Buoy where people come to take a few pictures (and some selfies) at the Southernmost Point of the continental U.S. As the evening approaches, Duval street comes to life, and the variety of restaurants and famous bars are full of people who come to eat delicious meals, listen to live music and enjoy themselves.
Walt Disney World, Orlando
For those RN’s who want to let their inner kid out, welcome to the magical world of Disney, aka the happiest place on Earth. It’s composed of four different parks, so there is something for everyone. Magic Kingdom is the heart of Disney and has almost all the characters shown in Disney movies and has multiple rides. Epcot is where you’re able to experience a bit of the world in a day. 11 different nations are featured in this park so that visitors can learn and experience the culture of each place. Animal Kingdom features nature, animals, and pre-historic life with attractions and simulations. Hollywood Studios is that last park, and when you walk in, it feels as if you are on the set of different movies depending on where you are. In addition, every night, each park has its own firework show! A great option for a sunshine state city to take an assignment.
Wynwood is one of those places that someone has to visit while being in Miami. It’s known as the art or fashion district, so art covers most of the walls and is also scattered on the sidewalks. Street artists worldwide come down and create their masterpiece, which is influenced by all different types of cultures. There are art galleries, bars, unique restaurants, and one-of-a-kind boutiques seated in the area.
City Place, West Palm Beach
City Place is a hangout area where individuals and families eat at various restaurants and shops. For those who don’t want to have a whole dining experience, City Place has some places where you can grab a snack and relax. Also, there’s a large movie theater located in City Place. If you’re not really in the mood for a movie, there’s a not-for-profit art center that’s walking distance from City Place. There is a schedule on the Kravis Center website that shows what will be going on, on certain days. Some of the showings include ballets, concerts, plays, and orchestras.
Flea Masters Fleamarket, Fort Myers
For those who want to spend some time finding unique treasures, the Flea Masters Fleamarket is open Friday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. It’s an indoor and outdoor market where you’re able to buy almost anything, eat, and drink. Also, on certain days there’s some live music.
Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville
The Riverside Arts Market is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM with a selection of fresh produce and one-of-a-kind pieces. Each purchase allows you to support local small businesses and individuals! In certain months you’re able to participate in morning yoga or take a bike ride.
Busch Gardens, Tampa
For the adventurous ones out there, Busch Gardens is a must. Visitors can see different animals, go on a safari tour and ride some thrilling roller coasters. There are different dining options and shows available for those who still want to experience an amusement park without the adrenaline-filled rides. It’s a place for all ages to enjoy!
These are a few things that you should check out and do while you’re in the sunshine state! Hopefully, you can visit a place or two and even make your own discoveries. For more information on Travel Nurse jobs in the sunshine state (Florida), check out the job page on The Gypsy Nurse.