Wouldn’t it be great to go wherever you want to in the world, with a drop of the hat? When Hollywood stars want to travel, they do so in style. Hollywood’s finest will not settle for anything less than total luxury, perfect views, and a dazzling nightlife. From partying the night away in Miami to skiing down the slopes of Aspen, these celebrity travel destinations are sure to impress. They offer some of the most over-the-top accommodations in the world and provide top-notch customer service to anyone that has a fat wallet.
Celebrities get to live a life of jet setting from one luxury vacation to the next. There are some places, though, that they will find themselves at more than others. Here are some of the most sought out vacation destinations for A-list stars.
The French Riviera
The French Riviera is a favorite among stars like Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Elton John. Located on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France, the French Riviera offers mild weather and sunshine 300 days a year. It is known for its beautiful beaches such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes. It is also next to the microstate of Monaco. The French Riviera also has a highly regarded art and culture scene, really making it a playground for the wealthy. It features some of the worlds best beach clubs like Club 55. Expect yachts are far as the eye can see and celebrity sightings all throughout the summer.
Greece has always been a hot spot destination for celebrities, but in recent years Mykonos has grown in popularity. With a picturesque backdrop and amazing Mediterranean cuisine, it is no surprise that A-listers love to come here. It is now being seen as the cheaper and more relaxing alternative to the Spain island of Ibiza. Mykonos has left such a mark on some celebrities, like Tom Hanks, that they started buying houses in the area. Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Paris Hilton have also been sighted spending their holidays here. The beautiful Greek island even has a nightclub that was opened by star Lindsey Lohan.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai has been thriving with tourism in recent years, making it a top destination for celebrities. Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez are all known to unwind in Dubai. The city is known for its ultimate luxury, so celebrities are treated top notch. Dubai also has one of the most impressive skylines in the world and is home to the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. David and Victoria Beckham even own an apartment in the building. Madonna and Giorgio Armani also own property in the city. Visitors can enjoy camping in the desert, shopping in one of the many mega malls, or enjoying the unique food scene.
Miami, Florida is known for being Las Vegas with a beach. With expensive nightclubs and parties that never end, it is no surprise that young Hollywood starlight’s want to be spotted in the area. With sunshine all year round and beautiful blue ocean water, there is never a day in Miami that is bad. It is an ultimate tropical playground without having to leave the United States. Lil Wayne, DJ Kahled, Marc Anthony and Phil Collins are just some of the many celebrities that own extravagant houses in the area. Tourist in the area can take guided tours to see all the fabulous mansions of the rich and famous.
Not all travel destinations need to have a warm and sunny beach. Aspen, Colorado is one of the hottest and most expensive skiing and snowboarding spots in the world. Celebrities from all over flock to the city in the winter to stay at exclusive and extravagant resorts right next to the mountain. Demi Moore, Heidi Klum, and Mariah Carey are just a few of the celebrities to own homes here as well. In addition to great skiing, there are plenty of high-end spas, fancy boutiques, and fine dining in Aspen. There is also a good nightlife scene that hosts a wide range of popular artists.
St. Barts, Caribbean
This upscale Caribbean island really lives up to the hype celebrities put around it. St. Barts is the ultimate adult sandbox, with beautiful uncrowded white sand beaches and charming high-end designer boutiques. Stars like Harrison Ford, Gwen Stefani, and Beyonce frequently are seen coming and going from the island. It is sometimes referred to as “the sexiest place on earth” or the “Hollywood frat party” because it is an ideal blend of dining, music, entertainment, and fashion. It also is a popular destination for surfing and snorkeling. The chic island will hurt any average person’s wallet but is worth it for the beautiful beaches and celebrity sightings you will encounter.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is very close to Hollywood, making it a perfect weekend getaway destination for top celebrities. Celebrities love the glitz and glamour of places like the Bellagio, but also enjoy being seen partying at Encore, Lavo, and the palazzo. Big names like Laruen Conrad and Usher are seen dancing the night away at the clubs in the area. Las Vegas is also known for having huge casinos that provide a ton of entertainment to celebrities and tourists alike. Some Hollywood stars even have residency in Las Vegas where they regularly perform shows throughout a season.
Weather looking to be in the spotlight or trying to escape the paparazzi, these celebrity travel destinations are some of Hollywood’s favorites. Celeb spotting is a popular pastime of many travelers, so you might be able to snag a photo with your favorite A-lister if you keep an eye out. The price tags may be a bit high, but the picturesque views in these cities are worth it.