Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur

If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend backpacking experience to a secluded hot spring, you’ll want to visit Sykes Hot Spring in Big Sur. The trailhead is a couple of hours south of San Francisco and the Bay Area; these hot springs reopened in April 2021 after five years of closure, prompting mixed reactions. One Read more…

Tassajara Hot Springs and Zen Mountain Center

Tassajara Hot Springs near Carmel Valley Deep in the Los Padres National Forest in Central California is a resort filled with tranquility, peace, and beauty. Tassajara Hot Springs is the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia, and it opens its doors to guests each summer. You’ll need to drive here from San Jose or Monterey, California, Read more…

Esalen Hot Springs and Institute

The Esalen Institute is among the most picturesque oceanside hot springs you’ll experience. Multiple hot pools offer private access and regular cleaning, viewing the Pacific Ocean below. If you’re visiting the surrounding Big Sur region for the first time, you’ll see why it is considered by many to be the most stunning part of Southern Read more…

Hot Creek Geological Site

Hot Creek Geological Site Information The mountain region of Mammoth Lakes, California, sits on a thin surface of the earth, active with geothermal activity. As a result, this region is among the best in the state for visiting hot springs such as Hot Creek Geological Site and other Long Valley hot springs. The area is Read more…

Saline Valley Hot Springs

Saline Valley Hot Springs in Death Valley If you are brave enough to drive for three hours over a dusty, rock-covered 55-mile road in the hottest place on earth, you’ll be rewarded by a unique sight: the Saline Valley Hot Springs AKA the “warm springs”. You can soak in multiple natural hot springs at Saline Read more…

Travertine Hot Springs

With clear skies and views of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, Travertine Hot Springs is a special treat. Unsurprisingly, they are one of the most-visited mineral hot springs in California. Despite its remote location in northern California, this natural wonder is much-loved. Travertine Hot Springs Near Bridgeport Outside the small, rural town of Bridgeport, California, you’ll Read more…

Deep Creek Hot Springs

Adventure into the rain-shadowed desert foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to a cluster of undeveloped hot springs on the Deep Creek fork of the Mojave River. Surrounded by the lush vegetation of willows and other various trees, the natural hot pools transport you into a parallel universe. The cool waters of the Mojave River Read more…

Montecito Hot Springs – Hot Springs Canyon

Montecito Hot Springs is a delightful set of hot spring pools tucked into a leafy canyon. The hot springs are a historical site and now sit on protected National Forest land. They are increasingly popular on social media and are likely crowded even on weekdays. However, these hot pools are deserving of popularity: you can Read more…

Whitmore Hot Springs

Whitmore is a non-commercial hot springs located near Wild Willy’s Hot Spring and other hot pools in the Long Valley/Mammoth Lakes area of the Eastern Sierra and is surrounded by the Inyo National Forest. The hot springs are said to have been formed as a result of volcanic activity more than 760,000 years ago. The area Read more…

Photo of the Week – Esalen Institute and Hot Springs

The photo of the week this time around is of the lovely Kiara enjoying an ocean-side soak at Esalen Hot Springs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kiara McBain CMT, ERYT500, YACEP (@yogawithki)