San Diego Travel Nurse day Trip Suggestions • The Gypsy Nurse

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By The Gypsy Nurse

December 31, 2018



Day Tripping in San Diego

Get out and enjoy your San Diego travel nurse assignment!

San Diego travel nurse If you are a San Diego travel nurse, you’re in for a treat!

San Diego is California’s second largest city and offers more than 70 miles of white sand and sparkling blue waters.

San Diego boasts beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F. With over 4,200 square miles to explore, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy. Downtown you will find public transportation is readily available and you can choose from bus, trolley and train.

Day Tripping for the San Diego Travel Nurse

Here are just a few suggestions you might enjoy as a travel nurse working in the San Diego area.

  1. San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  2. Seaport Village
  3. Balboa Park
  4. Kendall Frost Marsh and Northern Wildlife Preserve
  5. Beaches

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Just 30 miles north of downtown the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a 1,800-acre reserve that is 365 days a year. With miles of trails and paths that meander through natural habitats, you’re sure to catch beautiful animals at rest and play.

Use the Park’s online feature to plan your itinerary with the specific animals you don’t want to miss. Check out behind the scene safaris and daily showcases for an up close and personal experience.

Seaport Village

This unique experience offers more than 50 shops, 17 eateries and outdoor entertainment. Browse through shops for clothing, souvenirs, art, and toys—get gifts for others and yourself. In addition, this is a great place to invite other San Diego travel nurse’s to join you for a day or evening out.

Enjoy the lagoon, a 1895 Loof Carousel with over 30 hand carved animals, marina and many sights to stimulate your senses. The Seaport Village offers a resident caricature artist, face painter, balloon artist, free concerts, and a breathtaking view of the Coronado Bridge.

Balboa Park

Visit the 1,200 beautifully landscaped and planted acres ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. It features 16 unique gardens including the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden that features more than 2,400 rose bushes.

The Botanical Building offers a Koi and Lily Pond outside and over 2,100 plants including collections of cycads, ferns, orchids and palms inside. Balboa Park also houses 15 museums and theaters.

As a travel nurse, sometimes you just need to get away from the craziness of the city and get back to nature. This is a great place for the travel nurse to unwind.

Kendall Frost Marsh and Northern Wildlife Preserve

Bird watching is a popular attraction in the San Diego area. Birders can take in four distinct bird habitats all in a single day. In fact, more than 480 species of birds have been observed in San Diego County, more than any other county in the United States. Kendall Frost Marsh and Northern Wildlife Preserve features about 20 acres of salt marsh and open waters is home to two endangered species of birds.

Sightings from the observation platform include the Light-Footed Clapper Rail and Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, as well as swallows, grebe, pelicans, and herons.


With 70 miles of beaches to choose from, some of the most notable waterfront attractions are Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, and La Jolla. The vibe at the beaches varies and it can change seasonally as well. Factors such as tourism fluctuation and school schedules can influence crowds.

Be sure to research before you go and investigate the aspects most important to you. Some of the variables include lifeguard staffing, open fire rules, dogs and off leash dog regulations, adjacent parking, retail options, eateries within walking distance, family friendly features, and surfing activity.

San Diego travel nurse’s have described the beaches here as some of their favorites! You’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you.

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