Let's face it: Kids love the idea of hot springs, but they'd much rather be doing all of the things that are the opposite of relaxing in a 104-degree mineral bath, such as diving for pennies, splashing each other and generally roughhousing. That's what makes Steamboat's Old Town Hot Springs and its eight distinct pools such a great idea. The 98-degree main pool is spacious and has fountains and two bridges to swim under, and separate shallow kiddie and splash pools provide more space for frolicking. The much hotter Heart Springs pool, Waterfall Hot Pool and another, smaller hot pool are more for adults, along with the 25-lane, 80-degree lap pool. When tykes are tired of the water, they can hit the aquatic climbing wall, and for an extra fee, they can access two 230-foot water slides and the Wibit, a floating obstacle course. And unlike so many kid-oriented destinations, Old Town lets you bring in your own food.