Literally Just 27 Dreamy Pictures of Hot Springs You’ll Want to Stare at All Day Long

Lindsey Lanquist
Literally Just 27 Dreamy Pictures of Hot Springs You’ll Want to Stare at All Day Long
Photo: Alla Lavrenchuk/Getty Images.

Scroll To See More Images

There are some photogenic experiences that will simply never live up to the hype. Cotton candy will never taste as good as it looks. An adult ball pit filled with ice cream sprinkles can only amount to a crumbly mess. And every Instagram-worthy wall mural on your list is undoubtedly accompanied by a not-so-Instagram-worthy line. Hot springs, though—hot springs are everything you’d expect them to be, and more.

According to our friends at Pinterest, searches for images of “hot springs” are up 32 percent in 2019—and I suspect that has a lot to do with them being pretty. Few things will slow down your ever-speedy Instagram scroll quite as effectively as an idyllic AF photo of an Iceland hot spring; you don’t even have to feel the temperature juxtaposition to know that shit’s a good time.

What’s nice is that, unlike myriad other Instagram-worthy experiences, hot springs are actually cool. Stripping down to your skivvies in a frigid place and then indulging in what’s basically a stunning, nature-made hot tub is guaranteed to be a fun time, no matter what your interpretation of a fun time is.

Now, dreaming about visiting a hot spring and actually working out the logistics to visit one are two very different things. There are budget concerns and vacation days to consider, both of which can put a serious damper on that idyllic hot spring getaway you were imagining. What’s damper-free, though, is a vicarious exploration of Instagram’s finest hot springs—one so delightful you might just feel the inviting warmth of a hot spring envelop you mid-perusal.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Utah

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Kusatsu, Japan

Manciano, Italy

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Denizli, Turkey

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Tuscany, Italy

Oregon

Mexico

Idaho

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Pamukkale, Turkey

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Italy

View this post on Instagram

Δ 45°C

A post shared by Irene (@irenenature) on

Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Miscellaneous

Jackson, Wyoming

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Miscellaneous

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

share