Los Angeles Times

Deep Creek Hot Springs

8. No swimsuit? No problem at Deep Creek Hot Springs By Hugo Martín "Do you have a problem with public nudity?" That's what a buddy asked before giving me directions to Deep Creek Hot Springs near Apple Valley, a clothing-optional oasis about a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles. Nudity? I was raised Catholic, I said. What do you think? Natural hot springs are rare in Southern California, mainly because of the lack of searing underground volcanic rock to heat subterranean water. So, I was willing to overcome my hang-ups and insecurities to soak in one of SoCal's few natural hot tubs. Read more >> Hugo Martin / Los Angeles Times