It’s Time for an Assignment in Kansas City
When travel nurses and therapists put together their bucket list of great destinations to visit on a travel assignment, it’s a safe bet that Kansa City isn’t at or even near the top of the list. It isn’t surprising that this Midwestern gem flies under the radar, but it is time to consider Kansas City for your next assignment. In addition to a plethora of opportunities, Kansas City is annually ranked as one of the most stress-free cities, and they have amazing barbecue! Let’s look at why you should grab an assignment in Kansas City right now.
Entertainment and Nightlife. Say what? One of the first things listed in Kansas City is nightlife? Yes, unbeknownst to most of the continental United States, Kansas City is a great town for dinner, dancing, people watching, and shopping. In and around the city, Kansas City has a few really cool neighborhood locations that cater to different crowds. Westport is a lively neighborhood where folks go shopping, dine, and enjoy a night out. From piano bars to comedy clubs to upscale eateries, Westport is a great place to spend your night off. Another spot that is designed for strolling is Country Club Plaza. This outdoor district contains Spanish-style fountains and several chain stores to visit. Throughout the plaza is evidence of intriguing architecture, statues, and fine tile work to create a welcoming atmosphere and endless photo ops. If you are into live music and nightlife, you must plan a trip downtown to the Power & Light District. With more than 50 shops, restaurants and clubs, the district is a multi-floor entertainment mecca hosting more than 150 concerts a year. The variety of bars and restaurants located in the P&L District means that everyone will find a place to their liking.
Art and History. Now that you know about places to let your hair down let’s review the places in Kansas City where you can expand your understanding of history and culture. Rated the #1 place to visit in Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art appeals to visitors of all tastes and ages. The art museum is home to 35,000 pieces from Europe, Asia, and America and includes a massive sculpture park among the pristine grounds. For something a little different, visitors can enjoy a day spent at the Arabia Steamboat Museum, an homage to the mighty vessels that navigated the Mississippi River in the 1800’s. In addition to the remains of the steamer Arabia, there are galleries with recovered items from the day, a video history, general store and much more.
Splish, Splash. Whether you plan on bringing the kids or having them visit you while on assignment, Kansas City has plenty of fun in store. Don’t let the difficult to pronounce name of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark discourage you, this is a place your kids will not want to leave. From heart-pounding water slides to boogie board wave pools, Schlitterbahn Waterpark has rides and attractions for everyone. Another water park to visit while in Kansas City is Great Wolf Lodge. With rides and attractions located inside and out, Great Wolf is a fun place to visit no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Known for having rides, pools, and activities for swimmers of all ages, Great Wolf Lodge is great for a day, a weekend, or more.
The ‘Cue. There is no doubt that if you don’t stick to your workout regimen on your assignment in Kansas City, you may put on a few unwanted pounds from all of the amazing barbecue you will be exposed to. Whether you prefer beef, pork, brisket, chicken, sausage or anything else that goes into a smoker, there is a place that will serve the best you’ve ever had around every corner. Just think of all the places you will be able to try over the next 13-weeks.
If you are still reading this article, you should stop now and call your recruiter to tell them you are ready for some Kansas City ‘Cue. Then, once you have your assignment set up, come back here and share with us what you are most looking forward to on your trip to Kansas City. Let us know in the comment section below or leave us a comment on our Facebook page.