The Go-To Celebrity Vacation Spots A-Listers Can't Get Enough Of

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Celebrities are a well-traveled bunch. When not jetting around the world for their jobs, whether it be a film set in London, a concert venue in Hong Kong, or even a seminar in Davos, they're likely en route to some fabulous vacation spot, like the yacht-filled island of St. Barth's or the glitzy mountain resort of Aspen. These are the top celebrity vacation hotspots that Hollywood heavyweights flock to when they need a little R and R.

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Cabo San Lucas — Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is a south-of-the-border getaway that's long attracted celebs like Jennifer Aniston and former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello. They appreciate the quick flight from LA, the gorgeous Sea of Cortez views, and the pampering hotels like The Cape. Longtime visitor George Clooney likes Cabo so much, he even built his own villa — right next door to the one owned by his BFFs Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.

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French Riviera France 
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French Riviera — France

This sun-drenched playground has always attracted the glitterati, especially during The Cannes Film Festival (expect anyone from Tom Hardy to Nicole Kidman on any given year). While there are dreamy hotels, such as the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Bella Thorne stayed in a luxury villa. Many stars prefer to charter a yacht — Gwyneth Paltrow has vacationed on-board one in St. Tropez, while J. Lo and A-Rod cruised around the posh resort town of Antibes.

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The Hamptons — New York

This glamorous beach getaway on Long Island's South Fork attracts megawatt celebrities fleeing NYC's humid summers. Billy Joel, Scarlett Johansson, and Jerry Seinfeld own homes in the Hamptons, and Lady Gaga has been known to frequent the area. Top restaurants like Jean-Georges at the Topping Rose House attract bold-faced names, as does the East Hampton classic Nick & Toni's (Paul McCartney and Brad Pitt are fans).

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Saint Barthélemy — Caribbean 
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Saint Barthélemy — Caribbean

This très chic island, with its gorgeous beaches, glitzy nightlife, and designer boutiques, is a little slice of France in the Caribbean. In peak season, the harbor in Gustavia is always filled with mega-yachts owned by Russian oligarchs or chartered by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Pippa Middleton, and Alessandra Ambrosio, and locals get around in cute little golf cart-like vehicles called Mini Mokes.

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Aspen — Colorado  
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Aspen — Colorado

Aspen has long been one of the world's most glamorous ski resorts. Bella Hadid, Kyle Richards, Kate Hudson, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, and Malia Obama are just some of the well-known people who've been spotted in this glitzy Rocky Mountain hideaway. You might find them at The Little Nell, the luxury hotel at the base of Ajax Mountain, dining at Matsuhisa Aspen, or sipping a craft beer or specialty cocktail at the Hotel Jerome's beloved J-Bar.

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The Islands of Hawaii — Hawaii

Hawaii, with its black-sand beaches and scenic waterfalls, is a top celebrity vacation spot (Disney star Auli'i Cravalho is a Hawaiian native!). Rumored couple Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart took photos with fans on a recent visit, and Oprah Winfrey and Drew Barrymore own homes here. Other fans include Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale, Eva Longoria, and Britney Spears. Resort-wise, top spots include the Montage Kapalua Bay and the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

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Martha's Vineyard — Massachusetts 
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Martha's Vineyard — Massachusetts

This low-key island off the coast of Massachusetts is a favorite of former President Obama (along with Hawaii, of course), and homeowners include Ted Danson, Carly Simon, and Diane Sawyer. You might run into them, or visiting stars like Jake Gyllenhaal and Neil Patrick Harris, in the charming town of Edgartown, with historic hotels like the Kelley House and the Harbor View Hotel, or at the famous Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven, perhaps lunching on quahog chowder and a lobster roll.

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Costa Rica — Central America 
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Costa Rica — Central America

Mega celebrities have fallen in love with the lush Central American country of Costa Rica. Frequent visitors Gisele Bündchen and her star quarterback hubby Tom Brady own a home here, and other stars that have been include Zac Efron (spotted playing golf with some buddies), Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, tennis ace Rafael Nadal (who was seen swimming in the Papagayo Gulf), and British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who made tortillas with a local cook.

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Tulum — Mexico

Another Mexican hotspot popular with vacationing celebrities is Tulum, the boho-chic retreat on the Riviera Maya with eco-boutique hotels like Sanara Tulum and Be Tulum. Fans include Drew Barrymore, Richard Gere, Sienna Miller, and Reese Witherspoon, and sports couple Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick were recently spotted biking around town. Plus, a recent addition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition was shot here.

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New Orleans — Louisiana

Many celebrities fall in love with the Big Easy and end up buying homes here, such as Sandra Bullock and Nicolas Cage, joining homegrown stars like Harry Connick Jr. Beyoncé's little sis Solange married here, as did Serena Williams (Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian West, and Ciara were among the high-powered guests). Speaking of Queen B, she and Jay-Z have dined at Dooky Chase's, a legendary Creole restaurant.

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Marrakech — Morocco
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Marrakech — Morocco

This exotic city in Morocco has seen its fair share of celebrities, who come to luxuriate in swanky riad hotels like Maison Arabe and El Fenn, shop for crafts and Berber carpets in the medina, and take day trips to see the rugged Atlas Mountains. Sports stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham (along with wife Victoria) have visited, as have Katy Perry, Usher, Lily Allen, and director Francis Ford Coppola.

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Mykonos — Greece 
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Mykonos — Greece

Sun-drenched Mykonos, one of the stunningly beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, is a favorite getaway of celebrities. Gabrielle Union and hubby Dwyane Wade were spotted at the beach, while Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid partied at the exclusive Nammos Beach Club. Ariana Grande, Gerard Butler, and Leo (him again!) are also fans of the island.

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Lake Como — Italy

When you think of Lake Como, George Clooney likely pops into your mind. The Hollywood hunk owns a lavish lakefront villa here and is often seen out and about with wife Amal at places like Il Gatto Nero for dinner and the posh Villa d'Este hotel for drinks. Emily Blunt and Jon Krasinski even got married here. Other stars that have visited include Nick Jonas and his fiance Priyanka Chopra.

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Dubai — United Arab Emirates

Yep, the Biebs is a fan. The newly married Justin Bieber is a frequent visitor to Dubai, known for its over-the-top hotels like Burj Al Arab, megamalls, and man-made islands (not to mention the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa). He has been seen partying at Zero Gravity and other celebrities who have made the trip include Tom Cruise, John Legend, Zac Efron, and Tiger Woods.

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London — England

London is a celebrity magnet. Of course, the British capital is the fiefdom of the royals, Princess William and Duchess Kate, and Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, but there are plenty of other celebs who love the British capital's buzzing restaurants, hip hotels like The Curtain, and charming pubs. Taylor Swift lives here part-time with her British actor beau Joe Alwyn, and Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid recently dined at Sexy Fish.

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Toronto — Canada

Two of music's biggest stars from Toronto — Drake and The Weeknd — both often head back across the border to visit their favorite spots. Drake loves to catch Raptors basketball games — courtside, of course, and dine in his restaurant Pick 6ix. The Weeknd loves the retro cool Thompson Diner at the Toronto Thompson. Plus, the are always bold-faced names spotted out and about during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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New York — New York

Stars gravitate to the City That Never Sleeps. Everyone from Bradley Cooper and Blake Lively to Zendaya and Emily Blunt have been seen out and about in NYC. Gigi Hadid was recently spotted dining on sushi at midtown's Zuma, Justin Timberlake stopped by The Seville, the new basement lounge in NoMad's James hotel, and Fergie, Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts were all spotted riding the subway!

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Nashville — Tennessee

Music City is a celebrity magnet, with superstars like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban owning homes here. Tay Tay is often seen out and about in hipster neighborhoods like the Gulch and catching concerts at music venues like The Bluebird Cafe (where she got her start) and Ryman Auditorium, as well as restaurants like Pancake Pantry and Capitol Grille, where she has dined with her parents.

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Puerto Vallarta — Mexico

Rihanna was recently spotted in this Mexican resort town chilling poolside. Others stars who have visited Puerto Vallarta and nearby Punta Mita include Gwyneth Paltrow and her boyfriend Brad Falchuk (they rented an Airbnb) and Jennifer Lawrence, who pampered herself and a group of friends during a stay at the luxurious St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

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Jamaica — Caribbean

The Caribbean island of Jamaica has long been a bolthole for celebrities, who hole up in upscale resorts like Round Hill, such as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan did last year when they visited for the wedding of one of Harry's close friends, and Rockhouse Hotel, where Bella Hadid vacationed. Other visitors to the island include Selena Gomez, Simon Cowell, Sting, and Khloe Kardashian.

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Las Vegas — Nevada

When celebrities, such as Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Sia, and Taylor Swift want to let their hair down, they head to Sin City. They gamble in the casinos along the famous Strip and dine in restaurants Hakkasan. Plus, you never know which mega-star will have a residency here — Britney has signed a new deal to begin a residency in 2019 at the Park MGM.

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Coachella — California

Another year of Coachella is here! This annual music festival in the desert outside Palm Springs will be held over two weekends in April (13-15) and (20-22), and you can bet all the biggest names in the music biz will be there.

Headliners include The Weeknd, Beyoncé (who reunited with Destiny's Child), and Eminem, and other acts range from Cardi B to SZA. A few of the bold-faced names who've made appearances include Rihanna, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Bella Thorne, Iggy Azalea, and Bella Hadid.

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Jackson — Wyoming

This rustic-chic mountain town in the Rockies, where Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, and Matthew McConaughey own homes, attracts nature lovers, skiers, and hikers — and the Kardashians. Kim Kardashian West and hubby Kanye West have visited the town, which is home to fun Western-themed bars like the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The luxury Four Seasons Resort is nearby in Teton Village.

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Chicago — New York

There are always celebrity sightings in the Windy City. This is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley dined at Prime & Provisions, Janet Jackson ate at hotspot RPM Italian (owned by Bill and Giuliana Rancic), Chicago-born Chance the Rapper has visited the Liqr Box, and even the iconic rocker Mick Jagger was recently in town, checking out Shedd Aquarium and having drinks at Three Dots and a Dash, a kitschy-but-fun tiki bar.

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Botswana — Africa

It's no secret that Prince Harry loves Africa and tries to go there for both vacations and charity work whenever he can. He's already brought now-wife Meghan there and no doubt they'll be back. They stayed at Meno a Kwena, a tented bush camp, and they also explored the Okavango Delta region.

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Bora Bora — French Polyneisa

Known for its turquoise lagoons and luxury over-the-water thatched bungalows, Bora Bora was made for couples. Country music superstar Maren Morris and hubby Ryan Hurd spent their honeymoon here, as did Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux (OK, the marriage didn't last, but Bora Bora can't be blamed!).

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Miami — Florida

This sexy south Florida city has it all: glorious weather, beaches, and see-and-be-seen restaurants, bars, and clubs. Ricky Martin, Pitbull, and couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are regularly spotted out and about in places like Casa Tua and Prime 112, and in hotels like the Fontainebleau and Faena. David Beckham, who's bringing a Major League Soccer team to the city, is also a big fan and had dined with his son Brooklyn at Asian-fusion hotspot Komodo.

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Paris — France

The City of Light is a favorite getaway for celebrities. Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid love Paris, and frequently come not only to walk the runways, but for downtime, too. They love to frequent classic restaurants like Café de Flore, shop till they drop, and stay in upscale hotels, perhaps Le Meurice or the Ritz. Emma Stone and Dakota Fanning are also fans of the French capital.

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North Island — Seychelles

This private island resort in the Seychelles is one of the most exclusive hideaways in the world. William and Kate honeymooned here, as did Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild and George and Amal Clooney (after their fab wedding in Venice). David and Victoria Beckham are also fans of North Island, which has just 11 thatched-roofed villas, anything-you-desire service, and untouched beaches all to yourself.

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Bahamas — Caribbean

With tropical beaches and luxury resorts, it's little wonder the islands of the Bahamas are a go-to spot for celebrities. On Nassau, comedian Kevin Hart and actor Aaron Paul were spotted at The Atlantis resort, and The Cove, the Atlantis' adults-only hotel-within-a-hotel has attracted Katie Holmes, Mariah Carey, Fergie, and John Legend. Stars like Robert De Niro and Jimmy Fallon unwind on Harbour Island and dine at places like the beachfront Sip Sip, while Lenny Kravitz is a fan of the off-the-grid island of Eleuthera.

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