As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. It boasts the largest state capitol building and produces more crude oil and cotton than any other state in the country. What’s more, the Lone Star State holds the title for the maximum highway speed limit in the United States. (Drivers can go as fast as 85 mph on a 40-mile stretch of toll road between Austin and San Antonio.) And Houston, the largest city in Texas, is home to one of Medicus Healthcare Solutions’ three locations.
Not surprisingly, the 28th state abounds with deluxe diversions. If you accept locum tenens jobs in Texas, you can pursue a number of them—from a wild, picture-perfect excursion to a major league experience of your own—during your downtime.
- Go on a photo safari. The family-owned-and-operated Texas Safari Ranch is dedicated to the survival of endangered animals in the wild. A 1,000-acre wildlife park and active breeding ranch, it is located in Central Texas on the legendary Chisolm Trail (just a two-hour drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth area) and closed to the general public. As a guest at the ranch, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure, glimpsing and photographing species ranging from Nubian ibex to dama gazelle and camel and wildebeest, from daylight to sunset. Select one of three accommodations—the Seven Gables, Log Cabin, or Bunk House—all of which are beautifully appointed. To protect wildlife on the property, ATVs, four-wheelers, pets, and guns are not permitted on the premises. Cost: Average of $400 a night; minimum stay of two to three nights.
- See the Astros in style. If baseball is your passion, consider splurging on one of the best seats in the house. The Diamond Club at Houston’s Minute Maid Park provides an especially luxurious way to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. You may begin your game-day experience in the private lounge, which has a 30-foot projection screen, with gourmet fare from a menu created by celebrity chef Bryan Caswell and executive chef Tony Bergersen. Top-shelf refreshments and a fully stocked candy/snack bar are available for your pleasure as well. In addition to premium amenities and service, you will have a comfortable, cushioned seat right behind home plate. Cost: Season ticket holders pay $425 for a single game ticket. (According to a Diamond Club spokesperson, out-of-towners regularly use third-party sites such as StubHub and Craigslist, paying $425 and up per ticket.)
- Enjoy brunch at TRIO. Deemed one of the 2016 top 10 restaurants for brunch in the Austin area by GAYOT.com, TRIO is situated at the Four Seasons Hotel. The contemporary space is both chic and relaxing, and just a short stroll from the capital city’s lively downtown area. (Fun fact: The restaurant is a favorite haunt of Giada de Laurentis, chef, writer, and Food Network star.) Choose from a variety of superb offerings such as French Toast Casserole with fig chutney, Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple syrup and lime cream, Assorted Sushi, Old World Bircher Müesli, and a Cheese and Charcuterie Plate. Brunch takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes coffee or tea as well as juice, mimosas, or champagne. Cost: $56 per adult, $28 per child (excludes special holidays).
To learn more about locum tenens opportunities in Texas or other parts of the country, speak with an experienced Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter today.