Have you ever wondered what it would be like to vacation like the rich and famous? The media often features glamorous celebrities lounging across exotic beaches, wining and dining along vineyards, and boating on crystal clear water. Now, it’s your chance to get a taste of the good life by taking a look at these five-common, celebrity getaways that are surprisingly more realistic than you would assume.
1. Lake Como, Italy
George Clooney, Madonna and Donatella Versace are only a few of the renowned celebrities to own homes on the beautiful Lake Como. However, you do not have to own a mansion on the lake in order to enjoy its beauty and lavish features, as this spot is a perfect fit for anyone. Take a walking or boating tour of the water and explore the picturesque towns that offer activities ranging from wine tastings to motorboat cruises viewing magnificent villas and mountains. Or perhaps if you are in the mood for something a little more active, take a cycling or climbing tour of this Italian wonderland. Maybe you will even spot Tom Cruise or Elton John visiting Lake Como, as it’s one of their favorite spots.
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2. St. Barthelemy
More commonly known as St. Barts, this sumptuous destination is a dream for tropical adventurers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Ellen Degeneres and the Kardashian family have all been spotted enjoying the sunny beauty that is St. Barts. With its five-star dining, designer boutiques and endless water activities, this location has something for every visitor. Whether you want to go snorkeling, hiking along a dormant volcano, fly fishing or simply soak up the sun, St. Barthelemy is the perfect place to visit and feel like a superstar.
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3. St. Tropez, France
Once a small fishing town, St. Tropez has become one of the most well known and luxurious destinations in the world. Located in the southeastern region of France on the French Riviera, this quaint, yet exciting, area has been a getaway for Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and the list goes on. While in St. Tropez, take a stroll in the narrow cobblestone pathways between charming cafes, outdoor terraces, museums and fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Or perhaps take a trip to the water to windsurf, sail or simply to soak up the sun in a private or public tanning area.
4. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
One of the most exciting celebrity getaways in the world is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Whether you want to have relaxing beach days and nights, or wild fun filled days and nights, Cabo is sure to please all of its visitors. Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Tony Romo, Kenny Chesney and countless other celebrities visit this hotspot each year. Known for it’s thrilling nightlife, you can enjoy yourself by visiting nightclubs and bars featuring musical performances each night. Or, if you would rather enjoy a serene vacation, you can spend your time surfing and snorkeling in coral reefs, hiking along mountains or even whale watching.
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5. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Famous for their aquamarine blue water, Bora Bora is known for being one of the most breathtaking locations in the world. Located in the tropical paradise of Tahiti, Bora Bora features serene bungalows over the water and relaxing spas and hotels. Celebrity couples including Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, as well as Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher have all visited this oasis on their honeymoons. With its diving, snorkeling, parasailing and paddle boarding opportunities, who wouldn’t want to spend a romantic getaway here?
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