5 DESTINATIONS FOR TRAVEL NURSES TO CROSS OFF YOUR BASEBALL BUCKET LIST
Opening day of the major league baseball season is less than two weeks away and that makes this an exciting time of year for baseball fans. If you’re a travel nurse who loves America’s pastime, the travel assignments you accept during the summer can put you in the same location as some of the nation’s most famous ballparks. So whether you want to support your favorite team out on the road or simply take in the famous locations that make baseball great, keep these five destinations in mind when considering your travel nursing options.
1. San Francisco. Home to the San Francisco Giants and AT&T Park, the Bay Area hosts several exciting places to visit. On the baseball front, AT&T Park has been host to plenty of recent baseball history and the park itself offers stunning views of the bay. Watch a game from the stands or grab a kayak and paddle out into McCovey Cove beyond right field. You may just catch your most unique home run ball ever.
2. Boston. Fenway Park and the Green Monster in left field are iconic Boston staples, but this stadium is chock-full of history. In fact, Fenway Park is 105 years old and it’s lost none of its ability to generate excitement over that time. Take a seat in the stands and feel the ghosts of past greats around you.
3. Baltimore. Oriole Park at Camden Yards first opened in 1992 and its sleek retro design revolutionized the way baseball stadiums were created while inspiring the look of parks like Comerica Park and Citi Field.
4. Chicago. The Windy City is the first location on our list to feature two major league ball clubs, but when people think of iconic stadiums, the Cubs’ Wrigley Field takes center stage. Nearly as old as Fenway Park, Wrigley is known for its famous ivy-covered outfield walls. Don't forget to throw the opposing team's home run ball back if you have the nerve. Wrigley is also famous for its weekday games, a great opportunity depending on your assignment schedule.
5. New York. Don’t worry, New Yorkers, we haven’t forgotten you or Yankee Stadium. Perhaps the most well-known franchise in all of American sports, the New York Yankees call this Bronx citadel home. Stroll through Monument Park and soak up the history of all the greats that have worn this uniform. Much of baseball’s lore is steeped in pinstripes.
That’s our list. Now we want to hear from you. Which stadiums are on your bucket list and where would you like to travel to watch a game?