Nature's Hot Tubs
We humans have been using the earth’s thermal waters to relax and heal for millennia. Whether or not you believe in all the physically and spiritually restorative properties that different cultures credit them with, there’s no denying the appeal of soaking in naturally heated mineral waters, especially in a scenic outdoor setting. (Some are clothing-optional.) With the seasons now warming up, we’ve compiled this list of some of the best — and (mostly) cheapest — natural hot springs available for soaking around the world and in the U.S., which is lucky enough to be one of the world’s most thermally active nations.
Note: Many locations still have pandemic precautions in place, please be sure to verify in advance if the location is accessible and what requirements might be in place before visiting.
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