Travel Destinations: San Antonio

Where will your next travel nurse assignment take you? Whether you prefer a quaint town or a bustling city, this series from TaleMed introduces hot destinations for travel RNs. Our goal? To help you find a travel RN placement you’ll love in some of the best cities for travel nurses. And if you’re looking for a Texas travel nurse assignment, the next stop on our tour is San Antonio!

History

As one of the best travel nurse placements, San Antonio is rich in heritage that has influenced the entire world. Dating back to the 18th century, five Roman Catholic missions were established along the San Antonio River. These are a large part of the culture of San Antonio and can still be toured today. Remember the Alamo? You can learn more about this historic tale firsthand as you tour the legendary fort itself.

Arts and culture

From performing arts to museums to downhome cowboy culture—San Antonio has plenty to share! You can get a taste of the local art scene through a variety of outdoor sculptures and art galleries, or attend an art walk through downtown neighborhoods. You may also wish to visit one of 25 museums featuring modern, classic and Native American art. If you wish to attend a live performance, you can choose from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the lovely art deco­–style Majestic Theatre or the restored relic Aztec Theatre, among many others.

Sports and the Great Outdoors

If you’re sporty or active and wondering where to go for travel nursing—San Antonio just may have what you’re looking for! Into basketball? Check out the San Antonio Spurs. What about hockey? You can attend a Rampage game. And for baseball fans, San Antonio offers Mission minor league games. You can also golf, bike, hike, canoe and explore parks and wilderness trails.

What to eat

A San Antonio travel RN will surely get hungry from time to time! And when you’re looking for something to eat, San Antonio won’t disappoint. You’ll find the ever-popular Tex-Mex cuisine, as well as the new Tex-Next—a modern spin on an old favorite. Outdoor patios, bistros and cafes will greet you come mealtime in downtown San Antonio, as well as high-end restaurants. And the River Walk is not to be missed for its choice of dining establishments, as well as shops and other exhibits.

Shopping

Some tourists don’t feel complete until they have secured a souvenir or two to bring back as a reminder of their time in San Antonio. If you’re of this mindset, you won’t be disappointed—San Antonio offers shopping variety that’s hard to beat. Whether you prefer antiques and bargain hunting, or upscale brands and boutiques, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this busy Texas city.

Getting around

You may decide to travel to San Antonio with your own car, but this isn’t necessary. San Antonio’s VIA public transportation system offers travel options throughout the city, including “bike and ride,” which allows you to bring your bicycle along. You also have ample options for car rental, double decker bus tours, pedicabs and much more.

Looking for a San Antonio travel nurse recruiter?

Working with a recruiter can help you find travel nurse assignments in the San Antonio area, as well as across the country. TaleMed is an industry-leading healthcare staffing firm that places travel nurses with rewarding jobs best matched to your career goals. To learn more, visit our job search page or contact our experienced recruiters today.

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