9 Best Hot Spring Destinations in the U.S.
Regardless of the season, natural hot springs make some of the best relaxing getaways. Visiting a hot spring is a chance to unwind, take in the beauty of the natural surroundings and benefit from geothermal mineral waters. Even just taking in the beauty of some of the country's most unique hot springs can make for an unforgettable trip.
Fortunately, you don't have to travel across the world to enjoy the temperate benefits of a good soak. Some of the best hot springs are here in the United States. Whether you're looking to connect with the great outdoors or enjoy a rich hot spring experience in a resort spa, you can find a hot spring destination that's perfect for you.
Check out our countdown of the top 10 U.S. hot springs for inspiration for your next adventure:
9. Granite Hot Springs Pool in Jackson, Wyoming
Granite Hot Springs Pool is the ideal respite for sore skiing or snowmobiling muscles. More suited to adventurers, Granite Hot Springs Pool features some of the best natural hot springs in the U.S. Located just outside of Jackson, Wyoming, they're open year-round, but their natural appeal is in winter.
The stunning large pool of temperate water, surrounded by freshly fallen slow, is something to behold. Once you've eased your muscles and packed away your hiking boots, you can spend the night at one of Jackson Hole's stunning hotels.
8. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa in California
For a luxurious wellness experience, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa has so many luxurious experiences to offer, from exquisite accommodation to delicious dining experiences to an award-winning spa. Surrounded by the breathtaking views of central California, you can enjoy the healing waters, take part in a yoga class or bask in a private hot tub's relaxing, secluded ambiance.
7. Hot Springs in Calistoga, California
There are two hot springs you should explore when you next find yourself in central California.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs offers day passes for anyone who wants to sample one of their four geothermal mineral pools, including a hot whirlpool.
Anyone looking for a hot springs oasis with a rich history of small and Olympic-sized mineral pools should consider Indian Springs. This unique resort was established in 1913 and still boasts gorgeous accommodations with a distinctly bohemian feel today.
6. Castle Hot Springs in Arizona
Complete with unparalleled canyon views and pools maintaining temperatures between 85 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit, Castle Hot Springs is an oasis. You can tackle a desert hike and ease your aching muscles in the picturesque natural hot springs. This luxurious all-inclusive resort is renowned for its healing waters, stargazing and well-appointed rooms.
5. Ojo Caliente Mineral Resort and Spa in New Mexico
Ojo Caliente Mineral Resort and Spa is a prime hot springs destination if you want to make the most of the healing properties of geothermal water. It’s the only hot spring in the world with four different types of mineral water.
You can take a day trip to the public springs and pools or reserve one of three private pools, along with its fireplace, for a more intimate experience. Stay in one of the suites, enjoy some yoga or recharge your batteries in the spa.
4. Mammoth Hot Springs in Wyoming
If you're interested in seeing one of the most iconic hot springs in the world, you can't miss Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Although you can't swim in these hot springs, walking along the terrace to view them is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The rising steam, gorgeous colors and mountainous backdrop create a scene unlike any other.
3. The Inn at Benton Hot Springs in California
The Inn at Benton Hot Springs in California allows you to get in touch with nature from your hot spring-fed tub. You can rent one of the 11 private tubs with a fire pit and picnic table. These hot springs are perfect for campers, but if you prefer, you can rent a room at the inn. Still, staring out at the stars from your private hot spring is something to try at least once.
2. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
The ideal option for the outdoor enthusiast, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is packed with activities and features gorgeous hot springs to help you unwind after a busy day. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is home to the world's largest hot springs pool, but if you're looking for a more private experience, you can head to South Canyon Hot Springs for a change of pace.
If you're looking for a total resort experience, this resort has something for everyone.
1. Riverbend Hot Springs in New Mexico
Nestled within the heart of the desert in New Mexico is the aptly named town of Truth or Consequences. It may sound like something from a novel, but this little town is home to one of the most gorgeous hot spring destinations in the U.S. — Riverbend Hot Springs.
Nestled against the Rio Grande, this resort offers jacuzzi-like springs that provide a panoramic view of the mountains while you relax and soak up the rich minerals. You can rent one of the tubs for the day, but staying overnight is the best way to relax, and opting for a more private pool adds a more sophisticated feel.
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