Everyone In San Francisco Must Visit This Epic Hot Spring As Soon As Possible

If you’re not up for chilly coastal walks at Ocean Beach or diving into the frigid Pacific waters, we’ve got an excellent substitute. A beautiful 2.5-hour drive northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, through expansive vineyards and dense forests, will take you to what feels like the middle of nowhere. Nearly 25 miles from the nearest town sits Wilbur Hot Springs, one of the most peaceful, remote, and hidden gems in all of Northern California. And there you can dip into healing, geothermal waters that get up to nearly 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Built on an 1,800-acre nature preserve, which includes a geyser and a solar-powered facility, this peaceful, off-the-grid hot spring will leave you feeling thousands of miles away from the noise, stress, and smartphones of San Francisco. You don’t even need to worry about what to wear either: this is clothing optional.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

After you’ve sufficiently relaxed at Wilbur Hot Springs, we suggest touring San Francisco’s finest natural wonders with this epic city road trip.