Tucked away from the street is the old-school Elisa’s Hot Tub And Massage. Mostly known for its outdoor hot tub, Elisa’s is a locals-only refuge to unwind and de-stress from the day — or night! The private whirlpool is one of the only outdoor tubs open to the public in the city, includes access to a dry sauna, and is open until 11 pm.
Insider tip: Bring a buddy and some music to really turn up the heated jungle-like ambience in the evening.
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.
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.