Liard Hot Springs, Northern B.C., Canada
Possibly one of the best stops on the Alaska Highway is Liard River Hot Springs. These springs are located in Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, north of Muncho Lake. There are two hot springs at Liard: the Alpha pool, and about half a mile beyond it is the Beta pool, larger and deeper, and likely to have few other people in it. Water temperatures between 42°-52°C (107°-126°F).
Caution: Beware of black bears.
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Széchenyi Baths, Budapest, Hungary
Széchenyi bath in City Park is where people play chess outdoors in steaming water. It is Europe’s largest public bath—open since 1913. As well as bathing in hot springs, you are encouraged to drink the sulphuric water. After this and some time in the aromatheraphy scented saunas and mud chambers, you will be feeling as good as new.
Termas el Rincón, Coñaripe, Chile
We sat for hours in the isolating beauty that surrounded us. Natural hot springs fed decapitated antique wine barrels the warmth that entered our bodies from mid-afternoon to midnight. Long after the sun had set, only wax wicks and celestial luster lit the brisk mountain air. As the park closed just after 12, we sauntered into the darkness, cloaked in sultry summer steam.