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From sun drenched, golden sand beaches to the majestic mountains in its northern regions, there are too many must sees for California bound travel nurses to mention them all here. However, whether you want to see the sights of glitzier and nostalgic Golden state or experience its natural wonders, springtime brings forth the best sightseeing weather of the year statewide.
Sunny Southern California Calling Your Name?
Much more than just home to the Hollywood elite and some of the world’s most glamorous people, sunny southern California boasts miles of pristine coastline and intriguing desert landscapes sandwiched between mountainous terrain that beckons for a springtime trek. Warm waters and reliable surf create endless water sports opportunities from surfing to kayak excursions – it’s all part of the California lifestyle.
So Cal Must See and Do Activities
Whether you are in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or San Diego there’s no shortage of thrills and sights to seek out. As an entertainment mecca, must sees for California include the famous Hollywood sign and followed by a jaunt to the Sunset Strip to get a feel for the community’s fascinating history with guided and self-tours. Certainly, a well-deserved stop along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a must (if only to window shop and people watch) and who doesn’t want to see what kind of kicks await at the end of historic Route 66 in lovely Santa Monica? Some other great So Cal region destinations include:
Day trips to Palm Springs, Catalina Island, and Joshua Tree National Park
Explore Venice Beach and the city’s canals
Coronado Beach and Potato Chip Rock in San Diego
La Jolla Sea Cave tours
Tour Border Field State Park on the Baja boundary
Northern California – A Destination for Travel Nurses Seeking Adventure
Most noted for its amazingly diverse geographical features and surplus gorgeous landscapes, northern California is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. From the natural hot springs and the world-famous golf courses to the tasty array of reputable vineyards there’s something for a travel nurse on a California assignment to enjoy.
Yosemite Valley’s ancient glacial domes are a must see, and Yosemite National Park features several guided tours and planning activities during the springtime that allow you to soak in its tranquility and awesomeness. Heading to San Francisco ensures that trolley bells will be a part of the next few weeks of your life, and this city is filled with unique people, shops, eats, and sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Embarcadero Waterfront and the Coit Tower. Other must sees for California in the Bay Area include:
Shopping excursions at Fisherman’s Wharf
Concerts at the historic Fillmore Auditorium
Sporting events to cheer on the 49’ers, Giants, or Warriors
Tour the Mission District
As you can see, your adventure as a California certified travel nurse only begins with your arrival at your temporary home and fresh assignment! These must see and do sights will keep you entertained on those days off, so you can enjoy an authentic experience in the Golden State while you earn.