Recently I had a chance to visit Sycamore
Mineral Springs Resort in San Luis Obispo near Avila Beach in California. It’s about
half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This place has 20 outside hot tubs that are
available for rent by the hour from 8am – midnight. I tried it right when they opened at 8am for
a morning bath. Each hot tub is located at the end of the little path and it’s pretty
private with wooden fences. It’s surrounded by the trees on the hillside. The tub is filled with the sulfur mineral
springs. Sulfur is known to ease the skin issues as well as the pain from arthritis.
I’m used to a strong sulfur smell from the hot springs in Japan but I didn’t smell it
that much at least while I was in this tub. Later when I took the shower I did smell sulfur
so it does stay with you. This is how it looks above you from the tub.
There’s something about dipping in a natural hot springs in the clean & crisp morning air
with birds chirping. If you are considering California vacation and you like hot springs,
you may want to check out this place for the serene experience. http://sycamoresprings.com