Comprised of coastal beaches, vast farmland, and majestic mountains, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River and one of our nation’s original 13 colonies. Roughly 10 million people call it home, making it the eighth most populous state in the country.
From Tybee Island—where you can participate in activities like jet skiing and parasailing or simply luxuriate in the area’s beauty—to Stone Mountain Park, which boasts one of two gorgeous golf courses with spectacular views, there is a lot to see and do in the Peach State.
If you are currently working locum tenens in Georgia or considering an assignment in the southeastern part of the United States in the near future, here is a sampling of some of the incredible things you could enjoy between locum tenens jobs and/or during your days off.
- Visit Savannah’s most exclusive club. After an early evening stroll through historic Forsyth Park and dinner, perhaps at The Olde Pink House, pay a visit to the elite Mata Hari lounge. (It’s so select, it doesn’t have a website!) But first, you have to procure a key or password as that is the only way to gain access to this hidden gem. If you can’t get your hands on either, you could accompany a member, if you know one, or check with a few area B&Bs to see if they have exclusive membership and can get you inside. (Tip: The Green Palm House and Azalea Inn could be good places to start.) Once you walk through the door, you will be transported to the 1920s, a time of prohibition and speakeasies. Enjoy the club’s signature cocktail and be entertained by a lounge singer and burlesque show peppered with games and comedians. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Cost to enter: N/A (key or password required); cost of burlesque show: $20.
- Satisfy a need for speed in the ATL. If you have ever fantasized about driving a dragster, enjoy an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce. The most thrilling, top-of-the-line option is The Champion, which can get a driver to speeds up to 130 mph! It includes a smoky burnout and memorable launch; up to four runs down the strip; and two, adrenaline-pumping full quarter-mile passes. In addition, the package provides safety gear, safety instruction, track orientation, and a demo run. Drives may be booked online, and you should expect to spend approximately three hours at the track. Cost: $649.
- “Glamp” like a champ in the Appalachian Mountains. If you are doing locum work in or near the northern part of the state, you can enjoy the great outdoors in style with a respite at the five-star reviewed Geodesic Dome in Ellijay. Nestled among lush woodlands, trails, and streams, it has three beds, a private bathroom, and a well-appointed “cowboy kitchen.” Moreover, it can accommodate up to four guests, making it possible to take family or a couple of fellow locum tenens providers/colleagues along for the adventure. Bike, paddle, hike, fish, and/or explore the Appalachian foothills and surrounding areas. After dark, guests can socialize and stargaze from the Dome’s magnificent deck. Amenities include linens, Foosball, a fire pit, and much more. The season runs from the end of March through November. Cost: Starting at $128 a night, two-night minimum stay.
To learn more about locum tenens opportunities in Georgia or other parts of the country, speak with a knowledgeable Medicus Healthcare Solutions recruiter today.