Affordable but amazing places to vacay with the stars
Stars… they’re just like us, right? Well, when it comes to vacations, that’s certainly true! Even celebrities need time off to relax, restore, and reset. And if you’ve ever dreamed of vacationing like the stars, we’ve got good news: you totally can.
Our favorite celebrity vacation destinations aren’t just awesome, they’re also surprisingly affordable. Check out these five cities where you can shop, dine, and dance with the stars.
It’s never too early to plan for powder! You might think that vacations happen on the beach, during the summer, but remember: celebrities get to vacation whenever. they. want. And that includes ski vacays.
Although there are several ski spots that are popular with celebs, Aspen is a perennial favorite. Aside from the excellent skiing, the city offers plenty of other celeb-friendly activities. Think high-end spas, trendy dining spots, and exclusive boutiques.
But don’t think Aspen is just for snowy vacations. It’s a celebrity vacation spot all year-round. The warm-weather activities in Aspen are just as active and fun: hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, and more.
Celeb Sightings: Mariah Carey, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
The Aloha state is a “bucket list” destination for many, and celebrities are definitely not the exception! Of the many Hawaiian islands, Maui is the one known to attract the stars; it was one of Elvis’s favorite spots for letting loose back in the day, and newer generations have picked up on its appeal.
Maui offers the best of both worlds, where you can be as lazy or as active as you’d like to be on your vacation. Relax by the pool with a fruity cocktail, or spend the day surfing… or do a little bit of both. Balance, you guys!
Celeb Sightings: Justin Bieber, Kate Hudson, Oprah, Britney Spears
Palm Springs, CA
The stars love their weekend getaways just as much as you do! And where better for a quick celebrity vacation than Palm Springs, which is just a short drive from L.A.? So perfect for weekends off from filming that it’s actually known as “Hollywood’s Playground.”
Palm Springs is well-regarded for its mid-century modern, so be sure to check out its unique architecture and funky vintage boutiques during your stay.
Once the sun sets, head over to Toucans Tiki Lounge. The kitschy tiki theme and high-energy vibe draw in locals, tourists, and celebs, all showing off their best dance moves. Sunday nights at Toucans are dedicated to its infamous drag show, often featuring performers made famous on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Celeb Sightings: Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry
South Beach, FL
When celebrities want to get tropical without leaving the country, there’s only one spot for it: sexy, spicy South Beach.
With its vibrant nightlife and Art Deco charm, it’s easy to see why they flock to this popular oceanfront destination. It’s the perfect place for oversized sunglasses and a swanky poolside mojito (the drink to try in this Cuban-inspired city). Then put on your favorite dancing clothes and get ready to salsa the night away!
While you’re there, make sure you check out Wynwood Walls. The outdoor museum features incredible artwork by internationally-known muralists.
Celeb Sightings: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Madonna, Shakira
The Hamptons, NY
New Yorkers know: forget the city; The Hamptons are the place to see and be seen during summer weekends.
The miles and miles of beautiful beaches include amenities such as food trucks and snack shops. Or, go the paparazzi-free route at some of the more isolated beaches—you might even bump into your favorite celeb, doing the same!
Off the beach, there’s plenty to keep you busy: farmer’s markets, fine dining, and the slightly infamous Hamptons parties, which often last into the early morning.
Celeb Sightings: Billy Joel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jerry Seinfeld
Ready to vacation like a star? Pack your biggest sunglasses (better for hiding from the paparazzi!), and head to one of these celeb-friendly vacation spots.
And if you really want to be treated like a celebrity, ship your stuff to your hotel or Airbnb with LugLess. For less than the price of the average checked bag, we’ll start your vacation off with the luxury of being hands-free; no schlepping bags through the airport. After all, the stars have their own luggage handlers, why shouldn’t you?!