8 Top Winter and Spring Destinations for Allied Travelers
Are you an allied health professional who is looking for a new place to hang your hat for a while? Want to travel while getting paid for what you love to do? Club Staffing recruiters report that there are plenty of travel assignments available this winter and spring for:
- Allied therapists and assistants, including PTs, OTs, SLPs, and RTs
- Sonographers, rad techs, and other imaging professionals
- Medical laboratory professionals across the spectrum
- Social workers, psychologists, and other allied providers
The main question: where do you want to go?
While every allied traveler will have their own bucket list, there are some destinations that stand out due to the number of allied travel job opportunities and the amenities available in that city and the surrounding area. Here are just a few cities that should be on your list for consideration this year.
8 Top Cities for Allied Travel Jobs in Early 2023
Nestled in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley of Central California, Fresno is known for its active arts community, farm-to-fork restaurants, 300-plus days of sunshine, and proximity to three national parks--including Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia, which are each within a 90-minute drive. You’ll enjoy quick access to skiing or snowshoeing this winter, and then hiking, white water rafting, and a myriad of other activities in the spring and summer. Allied health opportunities abound in the Fresno and Clovis area, with plenty of outdoor adventures, community events, and attractions to keep you busy on your days and evenings off.
America’s fourth-largest city has something for everyone, from the famous Space Center Houston to the celebrated Museum District, to a variety of festivals and recreational opportunities in Buffalo Bayou Park. This cosmopolitan city is also known for its world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping, and nightlife. Looking for rodeos or that famous Texas barbeque? Allied travelers will find that in Houston, as well. Sports fans can also cheer on the NBA Houston Rockets, the MLB Houston Astros, and a variety of other professional and collegiate sports teams in the coming months.
If you are lucky enough to get an allied travel assignment in Houston this winter or spring, you can take advantage of numerous outdoor activities in this warm and welcoming city. Plan your trip with this Houston visitors’ guide.
Syracuse, New York
From the spectacular New York State Winter Fair in early February, to a wide selection of outdoor sports and indoor attractions, Syracuse offers plenty to see and do throughout the winter and spring of 2023. If you take an allied travel assignment here, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, you can enjoy a great mix of urban and rural amenities. Consider yourself a foodie, a connoisseur of art, music, or theater, or an outdoor adventurer? Whatever your favorite pursuits, you can find your own version of nirvana in this vibrant and charming college town.
New York City, New York
Four hours from Syracuse, the Big Apple boasts its position as the country’s largest and most iconic city, with unique attractions and diverse neighborhoods scattered among the five boroughs. If you’ve never been, or haven’t visited in a while, this could be your year! No matter where you work and live in NYC, you’re just a subway or taxi ride away from world-class dining, museums, shopping, and nightlife. From visiting the Statue of Liberty to seeing a show on Broadway, allied travelers will want to book tickets early so they can fit in as much as possible during their assignment.
Want to learn more about one of the most visited cities in the world? Check out the NYC Official Guide. Then talk to a recruiter about allied travel jobs in New York City that include free housing and daily stipends to help cover your expenses.
History buffs are not the only ones who can find plenty to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Sure, the historic district could keep you busy for days, touring everything from Independence Hall to Betsy Ross’s house to the Benjamin Franklin Museum, not to mention the scattering of small cemeteries paying homage to the patriots who helped ensure America’s independence. But there are also plenty of fun dining spots, from famous cheesesteak sandwich shops to the myriad of choices you can find at Reading Terminal, the Italian Market, Chinatown, or scattered throughout this picturesque city. Exciting sports teams, museums, unique shopping venues, biking trails, and special events will also keep you busy throughout your winter or spring assignment.
Known to locals as simply “Big D,” Dallas is a truly 21st-century city with gleaming office towers, elegant restaurants, and top-rate museums. Everything is big here, including shopping and sports. Sports fans keep busy year-round, between the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Mavericks, and the Stars, which all draw huge crowds. Spring brings NASCAR to the Texas Motor Speedway and the bulls to The Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Allied travelers can find an intriguing mix of cowboys and culture in neighboring Fort Worth, including rodeos, honky-tonk bars, top art museums and galleries, a modern performing arts center, and phenomenal parks. With its endless variety of entertainment, sports, and recreation, the Dallas/Fort Worth area have something for everyone.
Visitors to the Mile-High City can enjoy big-city amenities mixed with the majestic Rocky Mountain charm that is continually calling people to experience the Great Outdoors. Winter sports are a way of life here, with dozens of top ski resorts within a short drive. When spring rolls around, opportunities open up for outdoor concerts at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and other activities including hiking, biking, and more. Looking for other things to do on your assignment? Denver’s zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, and natural history museum are favorites for visitors and locals alike. Baseball games with the Rockies, breweries, and bistros are also on the list to try, plus unique museums, fine dining, expansive urban parks, and more.
The nation’s capital holds seemingly unlimited attractions for visitors, including diverse neighborhoods, cultural offerings, fun eateries, and dozens of world-class museums that are free to explore to your heart’s content. Got your walking shoes on? The National Mall area boasts more than 100 unique monuments and memorials to explore, from the massive Lincoln Memorial to the sobering black wall at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. Award-winning restaurants, theaters, and professional sports teams are also popular here, as well as special events to fit every taste. The usually mild winters in Washington meld into glorious spring when the cherry blossoms erupt, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere to enjoy the sidewalk cafes, art galleries, and other attractions throughout the city. (The peak bloom dates are in early April, so plan your assignment accordingly). Whether you’re seeking the old or the new, the trendy or the historic, DC is a can’t-miss destination.
Don’t see your dream destination? Not to worry. Club Staffing, an AMN Healthcare company, has thousands of allied travel jobs across the country.
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