As a Travel Nurse, you get to experience holidays and cultures in all different parts of the country. This Fourth of July, let the freedom of Traveling Nurses ring! Don’t have any plans for the holiday yet? Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate your Travel Nurse independence:
- Seek out the locals’ advice: Ask your neighbors or coworkers about fun things to do around your city or town. As a native, they’ll know where the best farmer’s market is, when and where a free summer concert is going down, which nearby festival has the best fireworks display, and/or any other local perks. When you follow their advice, you’ll be sure to feel like a native too.
- Experience regional holiday traditions: One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing cultures different from your own. So find out what makes your temporary home special during the Fourth of July and celebrate it. For example, if you’re anywhere near Washington, D.C., you should watch the fireworks show at the National Mall. It’s sure to make you feel super patriotic! In the South, Nashville, Tennessee has one of the largest firework displays in the U.S. The city follows that up with several free concerts, featuring a range of country music stars and the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony. For all you West Coasters, be sure to make your way to San Francisco. Pier 39 hosts a rocking live music concert this holiday. Others towns celebrate in less obvious ways. For example, Fort Ransom, North Dakota has a Fourth of July Rodeo.
- Soak up the outdoor activities in your area: OK, so maybe firework shows aren’t really your thing. No problem! No matter where you are in the U.S., chances are the big outdoors isn’t very far away. You can take a hiking adventure or picnic in one of our country’s numerous state parks, try paddle boarding on a lake, or visit an historic attraction. Really, the possibilities are endless here. The main thing is to get out and enjoy America!
- Try a new food: Each region in the U.S. has something unique to offer in the food department. At your Fourth of July potluck, be sure to relish all the local cuisine. This is your chance to act like Food Network star Guy Fieri and finally appreciate chicken and waffles, develop a yen for Rocky Mountain Oysters, or even taste test deep fried butter — you know you want to try it!
- Create a patriotic playlist: Still not in the Fourth of July celebratory mood yet? In honor of the land of the free and the home of the brave, make an American song playlist. After belting out tunes like, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “I’m Proud to be an American,” “Party in the USA,” and “American Pie,” you’ll be sure to feel ultra-patriotic.
From sea to shining sea, you can find several ways to celebrate your Travel Nurse independence this Fourth of July. No matter how you decide to celebrate our nation’s freedom, have a wonderful and safe holiday!
What are your plans for the Fourth of July this year?