Find Good Food and Fun this Cinco de Mayo and the Rest of Spring 2014!

Spring is well under way, which can mean only one thing: time to usher in one of the more fun holidays of the year: Cinco de Mayo! For Mexicans, this historic day marks the Mexican militia’s victory (in 1862) over the French Army in the gorgeous city of Puebla—for RNs in love with travel, Puebla is a trip worth contemplating over a round of ice cold drinks…But for the here and now, ilovetravelnursing is pleased to offer a shortlist of 3 states that have it going on this 5/5/14.

If you work in nursing jobs anywhere near these highlighted cities, leave the weekend of May 3 and 4th free and the following weekend, too!cinco de mayo location for nurses

  • Milwaukee travel nurses should check out “5 de Mayo”, a restaurant in Euclid Park! If you’re a foodie and looking for the right place for honest reviews on super spicy, wonderfully authentic, Mexican food, check out Yelp’s entry on the 5 de Mayo restaurant in Euclid Park—they are known for doing up Cinco de Mayo BIG!. For travel nurses who love to run, the Wisconsin Trail Assail, is the place to cheer on thousands on their course through the lush forests of Nashotah Park, but if you’re busy, things are still happening in Wisconsin next weekend, too. The Spring Festival and Folk Fest in Gays Mills is May 9-11, and features rodeos and Maypole dancing—plus folk artists who play a mean fiddle!
  • RNs in Massachusetts Feel “The Beat” of Cinco De Mayo – at the world renown Beat Hotel in the heart of Harvard Square that is! Every May 5th, the mariachi bands enchant the city of Cambridge, and food vendors reach everyone’s heart through their stomachs! The music and fun start at 4pm on Monday, May 5! For those who are sea worthy, it may not be too late to book passage on the “Cinco de Mayo Party Cruise” now in its 3rd year of operation. The boat launches off the docks on Seaport Boulevard in Boston.
  • Washington RNs Should Download the “Seattle Pipeline” app for event info this Cinco de Mayo and year round! Check out event info on the big annual Cinco de Mayo race in the Emerald City! Runners wind through the steep streets near Capitol Hill and finish the race in Volunteer Park, all the while surrounded by taco trucks and fun live music. But a day-trip away lies Yakima Valley—the spot that boasts the largest Mexican celebration in the Pacific Northwest. It’s worth it to Seattle and Portland travel nurses alike to hop in the car and check in with Yakima’s dancing horses, antique car show, and crazy good authentic Mexican food, May 3rd and 4th!

Wishing Travel Nurses the Best Cinco de Mayo Yet!

Please enjoy the fine May weather this upcoming holiday weekend, and make sure you check back for posts on Memorial Day fun that awaits us all on the summer horizon. Be safe and enjoy yourself, friends—Ole!