Winters in Los Angeles tend to be on the gracious side of cold. Hitting the high 40's is this cities version of a winter wonderland. While it may not be as frozen as the rest of the country, us Los Angelenos can still feel down right chilled. Luckily there are plenty of warm wonderful adventures at LA's doorstep. Today's road trip focus: HOT SPRINGS. They're warm, they're bubbly, sometimes stinky, and they leave your skin oh so silky smooth. You know you want them and they most certainly want you! Here is a short list of LA's closest bub-tubs.
Ojai is where you will find some of the best free hot springs. The Sespe Creek Trail is a hidden pathway to paradise. It starts back in the canyons of Ojai and will take you along a beautiful creek filled with tumultuously sizzling hot springs. To get to the trail head take the 101 North to Ventura and take the exit for highway 33. This URL will explain the rest of the directions and everything you have to know about this trail. PLEASE read. This is not your average bear trek. That's right people, this is a camp over excursion.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is a divine mash of relax and rejuvenate! Located in San Luis Obispo, this beautiful resort sits on 100 acres of tree/meadow ridden central coast property. It is a beachside motel that funnels in natural Mineral water straight to your suite deck hot tub! The prices are reasonable and the luxury is exuberant! Check out their website for rates and reservations.
Wilbur hot springs will knock your socks off. It is an indoor hot spring facility that is pulsing with charm and beauty. This facility amplifies the healing qualities of mineral/sulfur hot springs. It is listed in the top 90 best hotel and resorts! This will be your farthest excursion; a whopping 140 miles northeast of San Francisco. It is worth every mile and every penny. Here is the website for rates and reservation.