Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs is another one of California’s most affordable cities. This healing oasis is home to some of the purest hot and cold mineral springs in the world thanks to an underground aquifer beneath the city. Several boutique hotels feature their own mineral pools and spas where you can take to the waters and let the cares of daily life float away.
Desert Hot Spring’s natural beauty is equally transformational and inspiring. The spa city is nestled at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains near the Mission Creek Preserve, a protected part of the Wildlands Conservancy that includes lush wetlands, a perennial stream, and native flora and fauna waiting to be explored.