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Spring break: Best places to rub elbows with the celebs


If you’re dying to do more during your spring break than clean house, do yourself a favor and book a vacay where the stars stay. You might end up sunning by a posh poolside with Sofia Vergara! Try one of the following four celebrity spring break hot spots to up your odds of a glam encounter.


Sofia Vergara on Miami Beach

Karina Smirnoff at Catalina Hotel in Miami

Mary J Blige performing in Miami

Who’s a fan? Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Karina Smirnoff, the Kardashians, Gabrielle Union, Christina Milian, Eva Longoria, Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova, Lenny Kravitz
What’s to love? Tanned bodies, temperate weather and pristine beaches entice many celebrities to spend spring break in Miami. Not to mention, the city has a white-hot club scene and trendy eateries aplenty. If you migrate to South Florida for your vacay, try hitting Club LIV at The Fontainebleau. It was ranked one of the world’s top 10 nightclubs by Reuters and is a fave hangout for famous VIPs — especially hip- hop royalty like Mary J. Blige and Diddy.


Brody Jenner at Chateau in Las Vegas

Melanie Iglesias at MTV Spring Break in Las Vegas

Ronnie Ortiz at MTV Spring Break in Las Vegas

Who’s a fan? The Jersey Shore cast, Brody Jenner, Melanie Iglesias, Holly Madison, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
What’s to love? What happens in Vegas… well, clearly doesn’t stay in Vegas since word is out that the MTV-era spring break crowd is drawn in droves to Sin City like moths to a flame. If high-octane debauchery sounds like spring break heaven and you flee to Vegas, you just may run into stars slinging chips in a high-stakes poker game at Bellagio or shopping for luxury goods at Caesar’s Palace.


Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest on Vacation in St. Barts

Simon Cowell jetskiing in St. Barts

Olivia Palermo and boyfriend vacationing in St. Barts

Who’s a fan? Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Victoria Silvstedt, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, Rachel Zoe, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Derek Jeter, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Beyoncé and Jay-Z
What’s to love? Located in the French West Indies, the island of St. Barts is famed for its beautiful beaches, exclusive restaurants and upscale designers — in other words, it’s out of most people’s price range, making it a playground for the rich and famous. If you crack open your spring break piggy bank and happen to have a hefty chunk of change, book a room at the star-studded Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France. Just make sure you stay through lunch on Tuesday, when they throw a full-on fashion show in the restaurant.


Kate Hudson in Aspen

LeAnn Rimes in Aspen

Zoe Saldana in Aspen

Who’s a fan? Chris O’Donnell, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Elle Macpherson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, Heidi Klum, Zac Efron, Jack Nicholson
What’s to love? For celebs who lean more toward snow bunny than beach bunny, Aspen offers an ideal spring break spot. Adventurous stars like Zoe Saldana and Zac Ephron take a break from the Hollywood hullabaloo by spending a day on the slopes amongst breathtaking vistas. Make sure to pack cozy clothes, and when you need to warm up after an afternoon of skiing, pop into the popular Caribou Club for a hot drink and a warm apple tartlet.

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