4 Hot Spring Destinations for Your Next Road Trip

Interesting and unique spots across the US that you’ve never heard of but would love to visit.


From coast to coast, the United States has some of the most diverse geography in the world. Within a few days of driving anyone can experience majestic peaks, rolling deserts and tropical coastlines. Regardless of the season, the hard part isn’t trying to find a destination; it’s trying to find enough time to experience everything the country has to offer.

4 Hot Spring Destinations for Your Next Road Trip

What’s the best way to get the most out of your next road trip? Most travel experts will tell you that a surefire way to maximize your time is to pick a theme and use it to focus your journey. For example, a road trip that stops at hot springs can all but guarantee that you’ll experience an eclectic mix of people, places and activities. It’s also a great way to relax and reward yourself for a long day of traveling.

4 Hot Spring Destinations for Your Next Road Trip

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Not only are they fun and social, but hot springs are filled with therapeutic minerals and chloride, a naturally occurring germ killer that sterilizes the skin and ensures the purity of the water. When it’s time for your next road trip, set a course for one of these legendary hot spring spots:

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 58 Comments

  1. Avatar of Alice Montgomery

    Japan has been by far my best hot spring experience. Just go there and experience it for your selves. Really relaxing and just perfect.

  2. Avatar of Melani Kalev

    Bucket list worthy material, awesome!

  3. Avatar of Henry Mcintosh

    Added to the bucket list. Thanks!

  4. Avatar of Merry Robinson

    Merry Robinson

    So many amazing hot spring destinations. What gorgeous things hot springs are – beautiful and relaxing. I can’t even pick my favorite because they’re all so good. I want to see their breathtaking and gorgeous views and also enjoy a relaxing warm water. Thanks for this excellent post! 🙂

  5. Avatar of Rosemary Robles

    Rosemary Robles

    Passing through we stopped at the Conundrum to take in the views. Right at sunset was amazing. Yes! there are a few steep hills, but it’s great exercise. It was a great hike with a wonderful view. We would definitely do it again. Definitely recommended!

  6. Avatar of Cornelia Green

    Cornelia Green

    Interesting list, thanks. All these Hot Springs are a must see. I’ve seen Conundrum Hot Springs and it’s indeed so peaceful and beautiful. Pictures turnout amazing. The over looks at the top give you some grand photo ops. It would be great to go there in spring, i think.

  7. Avatar of Helen Dark

    Helen Dark

    I loved reading about your travel adventures. Makes me want to go book a trip to wherever you’re talking about now. I would love to do/visit pretty much all of the ones on the list – except getting near a dolphin. Almost envious of all the time you got to spend in those hot springs. Your travel experiences must have been sooo awesome.


  8. Avatar of Ashley Moore

    Ashley Moore

    Great article Hilary, thanks for sharing your experiences. I am gathering information because i’m planning on travelling alone this summer, and I am feeling pretty excited about it. I like your travels and the images in this article are stunning. You continue to inspire me with your stunning photos and epic adventures. You inspire me to be adventurous! 🙂

  9. Avatar of Lela House

    Lela House

    Gorgeous pictures! And such a diversity. I’ve visited some hot springs before, but nothing like any of these. I have to travel more. I want to get that close to a whale. Thank you for always sharing with us your travel experiences. Great read.

  10. Avatar of Jenny Garett

    Jenny Garett

    Beautiful.. I haven’t been to any of these hot springs. I really love your shots. The sights from the mountains, trees, flowers and all the different aspects of nature just took my breath away. Time to update the bucket list, perhaps! 😀

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