This autumn, Halloween falls on a Friday night, giving travel nurses a chance to start the weekend off right! Because so many traveling healthcare professionals work out West, ilovetravelnursing blog decided to zero in on what the great states of Arizona, California and Texas have to offer…

  • For You Travel Nurses Enjoying Phoenix and Other Cool Towns in Arizona: Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, costume contests and haunted houses by the block….you name it, Arizona has it! Spend some time clicking through AZHaunted Houses, and pick your poison. If you’d rather trick or treat amongst the lions, try “Boo at the Zoo” in Phoenix. Another sure fire bet, that’s touted as the best rooftop party in Paradise Valley is “Dia de Los Muertos” at the Lustre Rooftop Garden, downtown. And let’s not forget America’s most quintessential ghost town in Tombstone. Tours, shopping and fine dining, saloon duels and Old West plays are a feature every day, whether it’s the next “Tombstone at Twilight” event on October 25th or Halloween night!
  • Here’s Some Halloween Fun for Travel Nurses in California! The trick-or-treaters in downtown Santa Barbara don’t look so scary when you take in those stunning ocean views in the background. Travel to the northern tip of the state for the Halloween party of the year at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda — or stop by the Los Gatos Haunted Harvest Festival. Travel nurses are known to love Los Gatos, where the Goblyns Glen at Oak Meadow Park offers autumn lovers a ton of fun through November 1st. Further south, foodies will fall in love with the city of Ojai; here, the annual pumpkin patch and haunted hayrides at Bocalli Ranch define the season. Visit boccalis.com to learn more about the special buffet served on the ranch lawn. California travel nurses can access an A-Z list of seasonal things to do in every town in their state by clicking on SeeCalifornia.
  • Fun for Texas Travel Nurses through November 1st! For you ghost lovers traveling in the Lonestar State, it doesn’t get much better than Houston. Enjoy a night at the theater, when historic Station Theatre hosts its annual Halloween Show. Or join in on the Ghost Walks that start behind Houston’s Old Spaghetti Factory on Commerce Street, where every Friday night through November 1st, there’s a host tour of Floyd Hotel, a Confederate battle ship and Donnellan Crypt. For you Texans in Dallas, don’t miss Reindeer Manor’s Halloween Park, offering 3 haunted houses for the price of one! RNs in San Antonio will love the famous sportsbar “The Hangar” this Halloween, where a big party is planned. Austin RNs can find tons of free fun at the Domain II Plaza this October; find all kinds of seasonal events at freefuninaustin.com.

Travel nurses love all 50 U.S. States for unmatched culture, scenery and other defining events that make October so unique….

No matter where you work as a travel nurse, the Fall season is reason enough to fall in love with everything there is to do in your current stomping ground—fortunately, travel nurses get to do an awful lot of stomping—so crunch those autumn leaves and enjoy the heck out of your Halloween everyone! Be sure to check out this Halloween Pinterest Board for travel nurses everywhere!