With many attractive Hazard travel nursing jobs available, the team at Medical Staffing Options can help you find the opportunity that matches best with your clinical experience and skill-set. Our team also feels it’s important for nurses to understand all the perks of working in this small Eastern Kentucky city, with a population of about 5,300 tucked into the mountainous terrain.
One great thing about Hazard is the city’s proximity to so many vibrant Midwestern destinations. Many travel nurses, especially those on block schedules, enjoy day trips or long weekends to these nearby cities, all within easy driving distance. Here are five day trips you’ll want to take during a Hazard travel nursing assignment:
1. Lexington, Kentucky (2-hour drive)
Lexington is considered the horse racing capital of the world. Located in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, you’ll see hundreds of horse farms dotting lush hills. If you want to meet up with some of the city’s four-legged celebrities, you can take a horse farm tour. Lexington boasts four period homes that history buffs can visit, including the childhood home (now a museum) of Mary Todd Lincoln, the future first lady of President Abraham Lincoln.
2. Louisville, Kentucky (3-hour drive)
A destination with plenty of Southern charms and big-city amenities, Louisville is most famous for two things: 1.) the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs and 2.) the bat manufacturer that carries it’s namesake, Louisville Slugger. Plan a visit in early May to see the Derby in-person, or tour Churchill Downs nearly any time of year. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory showcases the bats of Cal Ripken, Jr. and Babe Ruth, and also offers factory tours. If history is more your thing, discover an architectural treasure trove in Old Louisville, the country’s largest Victorian district.
3. Cincinnati, Ohio (3-hour drive)
Located along the Ohio River, the “Queen City” offers plenty of delights to fill a day, weekend, or longer. Catch a Cincinnati Reds baseball game at Great American Ball Park or take a stroll along the Ohio Riverfront, crossing the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge to Newport, Kentucky, for one of the best views of the Cincinnati skyline, and then explore the Newport Aquarium. Sample a variety of beers in the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, get up close to animals at the Cincinnati Zoo, and browse or buy at the large, open-air Findlay Market.
4. Nashville, Tennessee (4-hour, 15-minute drive)
Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, and the renowned Wildhorse Saloon, popular for line-dancing after dark. Stick around a few nights and you can also take in just about every other genre here, with countless intimate live music bars and clubs hosting classic rock, indie rock, and hip-hop. Delve into history by visiting The Hermitage, the former home of President Andrew Jackson, or the Belmont Mansion, one of the city’s largest house museums. The Country Music Capital of the World is a popular destination for travel nurses!
5. Asheville, North Carolina (3-hour, 3-minute drive)
The picturesque artsy town of Asheville is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoys a thriving food scene, a growing brewery scene, and is also home to the exquisite Biltmore Estate. Step back into an era of refined elegance by joining a guided tour and learn about the secrets of the wealthy Vanderbilt family and their famous guests.
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