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Travel Nursing Destination Spotlight: Maryland

Travel nursing in MarylandWith mountains to the west and peaceful waters to the east, Maryland is one of the smallest states in area but richest in opportunity. See why it should be the next stop in your next travel-nursing career.

A tale of two seasons

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is one of the most popular sites to visit during the summer. With quaint towns like Chestertown, the Shore is a great spot to explore friendly shops, bike through wilderness parks or eat crab cakes. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a family-friendly location with sights to see both day and night. Within the harbor is the National Aquarium, where they encourage you to touch the animals and appreciate more than 16,000 different species.

If winter is your time of year, Maryland will surprise you with the number of activities to experience. Get out your cold-weather gear and hit the slopes at Wisp Ski Resort, or head to the Gaylord National Resort for the annual ICE! attraction. Each year, the Gaylord National Resort creates a winter wonderland out of 5,000 blocks of ice as part of its Christmas on the Potomac celebration.

Water, water, everywhere

One of the best ways to see the state of Maryland is through its waterways. Unwind from the week with an evening cruise around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The city’s skyline is breathtaking while the sun is setting and magnificent at night. A Chesapeake Bay cruise is an excellent way to see the beauty and history of the state capital, Annapolis, which boasts more 18th-century buildings than any other city in the U.S. If you want a relaxing getaway, Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake and a top spot for boating and swimming. Leave port from National Harbor and head north up the Potomac River to see sights like the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. Be sure to break out your camera as you cruise by a few of our nation’s most popular landmarks.

Fun and fancy-free

Six Flags America is the place to be if you enjoy a bit of adventure and excitement. With more than 100 rides, this park is on every roller coaster enthusiast’s list. Outdoor movies are a staple throughout communities across the state. The Carroll Creek Amphitheater, in the city of Frederick, hosts free movie nights for adults featuring films like Anchorman and Office Space. Treasure a piece of music history when you attend a concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor venue that features a wide range of music acts and played host to legendary superstars like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. For outdoor exploration you won’t soon forget, spend the weekend hiking part of the scenic Appalachian Trail (and use these trail guides to get started).

Whatever your interests may be, the Old Line state is sure to provide you opportunities to create lasting memories. Check out our open travel nursing jobs in Maryland.

About the author

Eric Saylor

Eric Saylor is a recent graduate of Weber State University and a communication coordinator at CHG Healthcare Services. He enjoys hiking with his family, listening to music, doing DIY projects around the house and relaxing at the beach in California, his home away from home.


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  • I was at St Josephs hospital in Towson and loved it. I would gladly go back to the 2 central cardiac floor any time. I worked mostly days and it was a busy floor but everyone helped everyone and it was a supportive place to work. Maryland is also a very centrally located area that has a lot to offer for days off. The inner harbor and the Aquarium there was one of the places that I went to the most-if you get a yearly membership you can go as often as you like and I did- about 10 times in 9 months. We also went to the Pocono’s in PA-Atlantic city in NJ-New York City and Washington DC-all with in 3 hour drive-If you go you will enjoy it