The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit

The world’s hot springs have been attracting visitors since ancient times. With so many to choose from it can be hard to narrow down which hot springs to visit. Here are our seven top hot springs around the world that you won’t want to miss.

Terme di Saturnia


Terme di Saturnia The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit


The Terme di Saturnia thermal spa and Cascate del Mulino waterfalls are located in southern Tuscany near the town of Saturnia. These hot springs are a very popular attraction for locals but almost unknown to tourists. Admission is free and the temperature of the springs hovers around 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Its warm mineral waters are said to alleviate everything from acne to tonsillitis since Roman times!

Blue Lagoon


Blue Lagoon The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit


Iceland’s Blue Lagoon has a distinctly otherworldly appearance. Its blue waters stand in stark contrast to the black lava rock. The waters here stay approximately 100 degrees. Booking is required to visit the Blue Lagoon, but these hot springs offer an upscale experience complete with silica mud masks and optional spa upgrades. Visitors to the Blue Lagoon may also opt to stay onsite to explore more of this volcanic treasure. For the ultimate pampering experience, stay at the luxurious Retreat Hotel. The Lava Restaurant also located here offers fresh local cuisine and is built directly into a lava wall!

Travertine Hot Springs


Travertine Hot Springs The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit


The Travertine Hot Springs in the Eastern Sierras, California is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The location just off Highway 395 makes these spring easily accessible. The waters hover between 103-105 degrees. They start their journey near scalding temperatures but trickle down travertine rock on the way to the springs allowing them to cool to a safe temperature. These springs are free to use and are maintained by local enthusiasts and park rangers. Families should be aware that some of the springs are designated as “clothing optional” but most visitors opt to keep their bathing suits on.

Khir Ganga


Khir Ganga The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit


In contrast to the Travertine Hot Springs, the Khir Ganga in Himachal Pradesh, India is a bit more difficult to get to. Visitors to these hot springs must start in the village of Barsheni and hike 3-4 hours to arrive at the springs. The Khir Ganga meadow is where the Hindu god Shiva is said to have meditated for 3,000 years. Once there, the Himalayan views you’ll take in while soaking will have been worth the hike.

Kurokawa Onsen


Kurokawa Onsen The 7 Top Hot Springs We Want to Visit

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