Soaking at the Beverly Hot Springs Spa in Koreatown, Los Angeles
When the stars (including Madonna) want to get the kinks out without the pomp and circumstance of the LA's more high-brow spas, they find watery serenity at Beverly Hot Springs, L.A.'s only pure-alkaline mineral-water spa. Located in Koreatown, just a crystal's throw from Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Beverly Hot Springs takes advantage of a natural artesian well discovered at the turn of the century — and of the privacy afforded by its unglamorous location. It's the industry's local de-stress option of choice. Hot and cold pools, steam and herbal dry saunas, and massage treatments of the Shiatsu, Swedish, and deep tissue varieties are available.