This spot — formerly known as Elisa's Hot Tub and Massage but now in its newest incarnation as Noe Valley Hot Tub — has been a locals-only refuge for over three decades. Unwind in piping hot water with lush foliage surrounding the hot tub.
They’ve got an old-school San Francisco feel that’s less about Napa pampering, more a mix of hammam with Haight-Ashbury. Secluded by sheltering plants, it’s hard to believe that you’re still in the city.
There's a reason these tubs have been here for 30 years: Healing, not hookups, is the order of business, with massages, body wraps, and other rejuvenating skincare services available alongside just sweating and soaking. All are offered in private settings that are small enough for you to sneak in off 24th Street nearly unnoticed, but big enough for intimate groups of up to six health-seekers.