Happy September! A new month means another addition to our Travel Series and this week we are focusing on Texas! We will be changing up our Travel Series by highlighting two states per month, one being a blog post and the other a social media post. Make sure to head to our social media pages (IG, FB) to read up on our next addition to the series!
Texas is another great state where we staff facilities with Travel Nurses for specialties including ICU, OR, PICU, Med/Surg, and more! We staff metropolitan cities to smaller towns, so wherever you’re looking to go to Texas, KPG Healthcare can get you there.
Continue reading to learn more about some of the great Texas cities we staff!
Austin was voted the No. 1 Place to Live in America for three years straight since 2017 and has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with big tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook moving into its city limits. As the capital of Texas, Austin is a hub for entrepreneurship, with no shortage of outdoor/nature activities, so much amazing food and an incredible arts/music scene. Affordability is another great appeal to Austin with affordable housing and no personal income tax.
There’s no question the food in all of Texas is great, but Austin allows visitors to experience incredible and unique eateries from Tex-Mex to James Beard Award-winning chefs, Texas Barbecue to killer dives. Into food trucks? There’s no shortage of food trucks in Austin with a handful of food truck parks to choose from, but have you ever tried eating out of a trailer venue? Trailer venues are big in Austin – imagine a typical trailer you’d find attached to a U-Haul but a food stand!
While eating and getting exercise are great, there are also over 100+ attractions and activities to choose from including, museums, theaters, art galleries, walking tours and the occasional festival. Whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to go, Austin has something in store for people of all ages and all interests.
The birthplace of the convenient store we all know and love, 7/11, Dallas has become a top destination for travelers and those looking to move. The best way to tackle Dallas is to look at its five main districts: Central, North, East, South and West, each containing different aspects of what makes Dallas a top destination.
North Dallas, and for this blog we will include Northwest and Far North Dallas as “North Dallas,” is the wealthier part of Dallas is where you’ll find the suburban homes. Being more residential areas, these parts of town visitors will find golf courses and parks. South Dallas is a growing section and features a National Historic Landmark, which contains the nation’s largest collections of art and Art Deco architecture, Fair Park. You can also find a handful of rooftop bars, a collection of local eateries and fun for all ages.
San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas, and it comes to no surprise with all the great things this city has to offer. Being A World Heritage Site, San Antonio is a hub for multicultural experiences, a thriving culinary scene and never-ending fun.
Head to San Antonio’s #1 attraction, The River Walk, to experience live performances, eat more food, or take a nice boat ride down the river. You can start your River Walk journey at The Pearl, a brewery turned into a shopping area that also hosts an incredible farmers market, and hop on a boat to make your way south toward Downtown for more action.
Into outdoor recreation? You can make your way to the Government Canyon State Natural Area, the only known public land with known dinosaur footprints. Government Canyon is a 12,000-acre park with over 40 miles of hiking/biking trails, a campground and plenty of opportunities for photos. There are also plenty of parks within the city such as Confluence Park and San Pedro Springs Park, which is the second oldest park in the United States.
San Antonio is such a popular destination in Texas and with an abundance of things to do for visitors, it comes at no surprise.
Dallas’ next-door neighbor, Fort Worth started as an Army outpost over 150 years ago and grew into the complex, cultural city it’s known for today. In that time, Fort Worth became known as “Cowtown” because it was king of the cattle industry thus earning the nickname.
Since you’re in the Stockyard area, head a bit south to Panther Island Pavilion where you can find outdoor recreation and an outdoor venue along the Trinity River. The PIP hosts some events like Oktoberfest, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, local bands/artists and 4th of July Fireworks. If you’re into ale or distilleries, Fort Worth has its very own Ale Trail with 13 breweries from a local brewery to a nationally recognized brewery that produces over 20,000 barrels of beer a year. The Distillery Trail contains five distilleries that produce whiskey, vodka, gin and rum.
Fort Worth is a Texas treasure and is the cultivation where rich Texas and American history meets the modern era.
Once a small farm town, now a booming suburban city, Frisco has become another reason many are moving to Texas. Frisco was just another train stop along the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway until a community started to form resulting in the growth we see today.
If any of these wonderful cities caught your eye, KPG Healthcare offers Travel Nursing assignments in the cities above and more! Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can DM us on our social media pages! Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn