Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa
When Charles Frazier dug a well for his farm in 1882 and struck an aquifer of therapeutic mineral water, he put his town on the map. Frazier Station was renamed Carlsbad after the world-famous resort town of Karlsbad, Bohemia, known for its healing waters. Built in 1930 across from the well, the California Carlsbad Mineral Water Hotel attracted illuminati from around the world. The establishment fell into disrepair during the Depression but is now restored to its former opulence. Visitors can enjoy spa treatments and take in the custom decor, hand-painted by artist Robin Wallenfang. Treatments start at $45.