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By Amber Pickler

January 10, 2021



Great Warmer Winter Travel Nurse Assignment Locations

One of the perks of being a travel nurse is the ability to spend your winters in warmer weather!  Now is the time to start looking for that warmer winter travel nurse assignment.  Finding the perfect travel nurse assignment isn’t always easy so we have put together some great information on 5 states that are great for winter travel nurse assignments.   They are listed below in no order


Florida is a great option for a warm winter travel nurse assignment because during winter the average daily temperature is 70.7 °F.  It offers not only warm weather but also many beaches to go to on your off days!  Florida offers the second-longest coastline in the United States, 8,436 miles 663 of that is beaches!  What better way to spend your cold winter months than on the warm sunny beaches?  Florida also offers many amusement parks to visit.  So many so that they are the top tourism state because of their amusement parks.  There is a lot to do in Florida and since it is warm there all year you aren’t limited by the weather!  If you are thinking Florida would be a great choice for your next travel nurse assignment click here for openings in Florida!


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Texas is another great option for winter travel nurse assignments!  It offers the 7th longest coastline in the United States with 3,359 miles.  It offers many beaches as well.  Texas offers mild winters with average daily temperatures ranging from 55 degrees to 72 degrees.  These temperatures can make for great days to walk or sit and enjoy the beaches.  Texas also offers many amusement parks as well.  Most known is probably Six Flags Over Texas, located in Arlington, Texas.  Six Flags Over Texas sits on 212 acres and offers 13 rollercoaster and 3 water rides.  Six Flags also offers a kid’s area with rides just for the kiddos, so if you have little ones with you, this is a great option; if Texas seems like the ideal place to take your next travel nurse assignment, click here for open Texas jobs.


Arizona offers something different than the other states on this list, as it isn’t a beachy state.  It is known more for its desert climate.   Arizona is the only state that contains part of the four North American deserts. The Great Basin, the Chihuahuan, the Mojave and the Sonoran deserts each touch part of the state, making up its diverse landscape. 

Arizona’s elevation varies depending on where you are in the state; because of this, the winter temperatures vary.  Winter temperatures average anywhere from 40 degrees to 75 degrees from November through February.  Warm up starts in the middle of February. Arizona does see an occasional frost as well.    Arizona has 194 named mountain ranges.  If you enjoy hiking or want to try it, Arizona would be a great option for you.  If Arizona seems to be a good fit for your winter travel nurse assignment, click here for job openings in Arizona.


California is an excellent option for winter travel nurse assignments.  Because California’s size is so large, the climate ranges from polar to subtropical.  Because of this, the average state temperature during the winter months is 60.5 degrees.  California’s coastline is the 5th largest in the United States, with 3,427 miles of coastline.   Like most of the other states on this list, they offer many beaches to visit.  They also offer many tourist places to visit, including; The Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Disney Land, Big Sur, Universal Studios, and many others. California also offers mountain ranges, deserts, and forests to visit.  So, there truly is something for everyone in California.  If you think you would like to spend this winter in California for your next travel nurse assignment, click here for open jobs.


When you think of Hawaii, you instantly think of gorgeous beaches and great weather!  Making Hawaii an amazing option for a winter travel nurse assignment.  With 1,052 miles of coastline, Hawaii offers the 18th longest coastline in the United States.  This is amazing considering the size of the state itself.  Hawaii also offers less extreme temperatures and humidity because of the almost constant trade winds from the east.  Because of these trade winds, the average winter temperature is 83 degrees.   There are many things to do while in Hawaii.  You can visit the Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, Volcanoes National Park, Princeville Botanical Gardens, and the list goes on.  Hawaii offers things to see and explore like no other state on this list.  If you think Hawaii may be where you would like to go for your winter travel nurse assignment, click here for open jobs in Hawaii.

Have you spent your winter in one of these warm-weather states? Comment below and tell us what you enjoyed about spending the colder months in a warmer climate.

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