Aria on the left, baby August on the right
My bff just had her second baby, and christened him with what I think is the most beautiful name in all the land: August. Congratulations Tiff and Matt, and heyyyyy little guy--so excited to meet you!
The other day, after a rough morning (I mentioned some of the stressors here), I spontaneously decided that Matt and I needed some afternoon relaxation. Like, some real relaxation was in order. I remembered that a while back, some friends had mentioned this hot tub sanctuary right in the middle of Oakland, and after just a few clicks and one phone call, I had us booked for an appointment at Piedmont Springs.
Turns out, it's only $16 per person/per hour to soak in their glorious, outdoor, private hot tubs. They're surrounded by wooden walls and, looking up from the tub, you have a calming, woodsy view:
I was two miles from home & felt like I was on vacation
It was a bit luxurious for the middle of the week, but I figured it was no more expensive than a dinner out and trust me when I say we needed it, so I treated us to a one-hour session. We opted for the regular hot tub, though you can also choose the combination room, which includes both a hot tub and a sauna, for $8 more per hour. And they have spa services as well!
don't we look relaxed?
It's pretty great to find little treasures like this within a big, bustling city such as Oakland. Somehow, it makes city life more manageable.
What are your favorite hidden gems in your city/town?
p.s. check out my guest post today over at my friend Lindsay's blog. I'm talking about my favorite vacation ever!