It's up to you if you want to make the most of your next traveling nursing destination - but it would be much easier to make your weeks worthwhile if you chose a brilliant location. Madison, Wisconsin is one such spot; this jewel of a city offers the sort of lifestyle that's led to praise and respect from the entire surrounding nation. Whether you're looking for a mix of culture to lose yourself in, a place where you can enjoy a fresh breath of air, or the epitome of general amusement, Madison is the city for you.
The scenery in Madison is truly breathtaking. Olbrich Botanical Gardens features gorgeous, expansive plant life made easily accessible to the general public: The price is only $1 per person (children get in free!). Bring your camera because the luscious green accompanied by splashes of vibrant, colorful flowers makes an amazing subject; it will also make an exotic background for fun pictures of you and your friends. The garden also features art exhibits year-round so you can see beautiful paintings and stimulating photography for free.
If you love golf, you will quickly find your haven here. There are four excellent courses - Glenway, Monona, Odana Hills, and Yahara Hills - for everybody to use. Each one is well-taken care of and a prime location for beginners and professionals alike due to their unique setup. Whatever course you choose, you are sure to delight in clean and pleasant surroundings while you master the techniques of the game.
The city is well-known for hosting a multitude of events as well. Bike races, walks, and concerts are common points of excitement. You may be looking forward to the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Capitol Square or the Shamrock Shuffle coming up on March 15th. These events will get you into the spirit of things and make you start to realize how much the people of Madison love celebrating and being active. If you're in the mood for something a little different, be aware that the Wisconsin Film Festival will be held in downtown Madison April 2-5. The most touching, inspiring, and ingenious masterpieces will be on the big screen for your visual entertainment, making for an event no one will want to miss!
Most of the fun certainly does happen downtown, and here is where you can do all of your shopping. Madison provides a vast selection of retail shops meaning an assortment of goods catering to everyone's needs. You'll find that perfect outfit in chic stores like Legacy or Citrine. Goodman's Jewelers and Little Luxuries sell fascinating accessories that could complement any attire. If you love anything connected with the New Age you'll find your fix in exquisite locations such as Mimosa Books & Gifts or Shakti. And if you're a bit of a bookworm, you'll feel deeply rewarded upon discovering Bookworks, where you can find rare books not up for sale anywhere else.
Because of all the cultural diversity in Madison, it's not too surprising to see so many ethnic restaurants. You can try a little of everything from all over the world. The Takara Japanese Restaurant allows you to sample savory dishes from the land of the Rising Sun. Meanwhile, Buraka specializes in East African cuisine. Casa De Lara Mexican serves tasty, filling meals and is a point of interest for spicy food-lovers. Of course, you may just be in the mood for a delicious sub sandwich at Quizno's or a doughy favorite at Pizza Di Roma. Whatever you do, though, don't forget to stop at the Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream for a real treat.
In all honesty, there is so much to do in this city you may not have enough time for all of it. So if you're ready for the chance to explore the opportunities in Madison yourself, a travel nurse contract will get you well on your way.