This Summer's Celebrity Hotspots

"A lot of people have been going to Mexico," Wilbekin said. "When people want to rest, they want life to be easy. And they have everything in Mexican vacation spots: spas, great restaurants and no worries."

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, now a couple, spent time at Girls Gone Wild's boss Joe Francis' home in Punta Mita. They were seen relaxing in bathing suits with their friends on a balcony, partying and enjoying cocktails in the daytime.

Cabo San Lucas is located in an ideal place for short-but-needed vacations.

"Cabo is great for celebrities because it is a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Los Angeles," Sansing said. "So they can go for a long weekend. Celebrities often don't have a lot of time so they like places they can get to quickly."

Britney Spears spent some time in Cabo in July, where she lounged in a white bikini and oversized sunglasses. She and her friends swam in pools and listened to salsa music.

Jessica Simpson and quarterback Tony Romo made time for a romantic getaway in Cabo as well. They stayed at a hotel with Simpson's parents and Romo's Dallas Cowboys teammates. The group was photographed outside near the sunny poolside, where Simpson sat at a slight distance from the team players.


Celebrities never tire of Europe. With the weakening American dollar, traveling on the Euro is becoming less affordable for everyone but the stars.

"The changing economy doesn't seem to affect celebrities," Sansing continued. "They have the luxury of going to these places that the rest of us can't afford. And celebrities are creatures of habit. They love to go to places where they feel safe and can get away from the spotlight of Los Angeles and New York."


George Clooney, owner of the elaborate Villa Oleandra in Lake Como, zoomed around the exclusive Italian destination this summer on a motorcycle on the twisting roads and in his boat on the gleaming lake. A retreat for many celebrities, Lake Como maintains its elegant image from the James Bond movie, "Casino Royal."

Lake Como locals recognize Clooney as their most famous resident.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria and her husband Tony Parker celebrated their first wedding anniversary touring Italy in July, where they kissed for the cameras on monument roofs. They were spotted eating thin-crust pizza and clinking glasses of red wine for lunch at an outdoor café.

Sylvester Stallone took his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and his daughters Sophia, Sistine and Rose to Rome in July, where they shopped and walked along cobblestone streets.


Reese Witherspoon and her boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal, spent a romantic July vacation in Paris. The couple watched fireworks on Bastille Day and Gyllenhaal carried Witherspoon's daughter, Ava, on his shoulders to get a better view. While on the trip, Witherspoon took one day away from her two companions to pose for a photo shoot.

But most celebrities traveling to France, it seems, relax farther from the capital city.

"This summer, it's less about going to Paris and more about going to the south of France and the Riviera," Wilbekin continued. "I think the Riviera and the Mediterranean are huge vacation spots for celebrities. The French Riviera and Mediterranean are much more about being social and hanging out on yachts."

Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas traveled to France in July, where they lounged on a boat in St. Tropez along the French Riviera.

Johnny Depp moved to St. Tropez with his family after summers spent in the romantic south of France.

Popular with lovers of film festivals, the city of Cannes in southeastern France attracts many celebrity directors and actors. The Cannes Film Festival in May brought Antonio Banderas, Matt Damon, and the Jolie-Pitt family to the art-lovers' city.

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