Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs California is a spa vacation destination par excellence. Found twenty miles north of Palm Springs, this small city sits on top of two aquifers (an underground water source). One of the aquifers is known for its hot mineral waters, which the Desert Hot Springs spas take advantage of, while the other aquifer provides municipal drinking water. When visitors aren't pampering themselves at the spas or enjoying a variety of resort activities, other Desert Hot Springs attractions offer some interesting ways to spend some time, and there certainly isn't a shortage of attractions to be found in the general region.

Desert Hot Springs, or California's Spa City as it is also known, is found at an elevation of 1,075 feet and overlooks the general Palm Springs area. This area is part of the larger Coachella Valley, which is full of great attractions that offer something for everyone. When a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment is on the Palm Springs area agenda, the Desert Hot Springs spas are among the most popular destinations. These spas are mostly found at inns and boutique hotels, and there are many to choose from.

Among the most renowned spa hotels on the Desert Hot Springs scene is the Two Bunch Palms Resort. This divinely intimate spa hotel property spreads its services and facilities out over 56 picturesque acres, and should you wish to stay overnight, its posh bungalows aim to please. It is worth noting that Al Capone hid out at the Two Bunch Palms Resort back in the 1930s. Also, the hotel was featured in the 1992 movie The Player, which only helps to make it one of the most renowned Desert Hot Springs attractions.

Some of the other top Desert Hot Springs spas are found at spa hotels such as the Miracle Manor Retreat and The Spring Resort and Spa, though this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the options. Regardless of which spa you visit, you will notice that the natural mineral waters don't exude a sulfuric odor. It is believed that soaking in the natural waters of the Desert Hot Springs spas helps to stimulate the metabolism and increase blood circulation.

Spas and resorts might be the main Desert Hot Springs attractions, but that doesn't mean that you should have trouble finding fun things to do on the side when you're not indulging in a body wrap, an extended soak in the mineral waters, or something the like. Over at Hot Springs Park, visitors can learn about the aquifers that lie beneath the city and how they benefit both residents and visitors, and it doesn't take very long to get to any number of area golf courses and hiking trails. The various cities of the Coachella Valley all have their own allure, and Desert Hot Springs offers proximity to them all. It's also worth mentioning that an international airport is within easy reach, so you won't waste a lot of time in transit should you be flying into the region.

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