Are these two of the best cities for travel nursing? Well, we think so. Even though some might consider them to be polar opposites, they have one thing in common: an abundance of terrific travel nursing jobs.

Anchorage, Alaska

If you love nature and the great outdoors, there is absolutely no place like Alaska. From the crystalline waters of Cook Inlet to the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage offers a larger-than-life travel nursing experience. And contrary to common belief, Anchorage is quite liveable in terms of climate, with ocean currents and weather patterns that mellow out the northern weather. Besides all the glorious natural attractions, Anchorage is also a lively city, the state’s most populous, and offers travel nurses plenty of “indoor” options. Residents are diverse and independent-spirited, known as a welcoming and warm-hearted group. Many Anchorage travel nursing jobs, like these, pay well, and Anchorage travel nurses often renew and renew these unique and rewarding assignments –they’re really something to write home about!

Las Vegas, Nevada

Though it may be said that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” there’s no reason to keep quiet about the lure of Las Vegas travel nurse jobs. If you’ve ever vacationed in this city that never sleeps, you know it’s got enough attractions to keep you busy for months. And if gaming’s not your thing, there’s world-class dining, shopping, shows and just plain people-watching. Besides being an entertainment mecca, Las Vegas is smack-dab in the middle of some stunning western scenery. Rock climbing, biking, ballooning and more await the travel nurse who is willing to venture off “the strip.” Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada, with almost 2 million residents in the greater metropolitan area. And, as in lots of tourist destinations, healthcare employers in Vegas are hiring travel nurses. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in one of the nation’s most lively locales, why not give one of these Las Vegas travel nurse jobs a try?

Ever taken a travel nursing assignment in either of these spots? Let us know what you thought of them …