It’s the vacationer’s dream, heading to a destination and living like a star. Great vacation places are there for everyone, whether it’s that idyllic beach with the heat of the sun, or the glittering lights of the big city where the nightlife goes on ‘till dawn and the celebs party hard.
So, where to go and what to do to vacation like a celebrity?
It may seem obvious, but celebrities can take great vacations because they’re usually very wealthy. Also, from time to time, a company may pay for their vacations in return for wearing some branded goods such as watches or clothes. They can often make the time in between shooting a movie or touring the concert circuit.
There’s no reason that mere mortals can’t follow in the footsteps of celebrities with a first class flying experience, before chilling out in some of the world’s great vacation spots. Check out Flights.com for affordable flights to glamorous destinations.
The home of Hollywood, Tinseltown is the ideal place not only to spot a celebrity or two but also to feel like one. Head for Beverly Hills and take in the fabulous boutiques on Rodeo Drive (Hermes, Tiffany & Co, Chanel anyone?).
On the Beverly theme, the Beverly Hilton has had every A-list star on its premises, thanks to its annual hosting of the Golden Globe Awards. There’s a choice of three places to eat, and who knows, a top actor or model might just drop in for a drink or a bite to eat. Stay at the Hilton or The Hotel Wilshire for real luxury, or try and catch a glimpse of Jennifer Aniston or Renee Zellweger at the Sunset Tower Hotel – they and many other celebrities have been seen there.
For vacation rentals, Hollywood Hills is worth a look – with splendid views of the city and the Hollywood sign and close to all the downtown action, it’s a real eye-opener.
It’s not necessary to spend a fortune on vacationing like a celebrity. Hanging out in places where they’re often spotted can be done on a reasonable budget, with the occasional big spend!
This buzzing city offers an adrenalin-fuelled experience totally different from LA but still with plenty of chances to enjoy vacationing like a celebrity. Many celebrities either have homes in The Big Apple or love to stay there.
Eat at Keste Pizza & Vino – it’s Kelsey Grammer’s favorite pizza place – or take lunch at Freds at Barneys on the Upper East Side and maybe spot Julianna Margulies.
Many celebrities stay at the Mandarin Oriental on a regular basis, or try the Carlyle where the likes of Mick Jagger and Leonardo DiCaprio often stay.
Celebrities support many charities with both money and their time, giving back to the society that enables them to lead gilded lives. Star names such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and Joaquin Phoenix give their support to a variety of charities, so a different way of vacationing like a celebrity could be to join a volunteering program.