Top Secret: How To Vacation Like Celebrities (For Cheap)!
Let’s face it: Since the invention of social media, jealousy stemming from observing how celebrities vacation is at an all time high. We’re all a little green with envy (SOLID EMERALD - if we're being honest) over travel posts from our favorite A-listers - celebrities and influencers alike.
While we would all love to throw caution to the wind (and our wallets) in pursuit of enjoying an experience as exclusive and elaborate as our fellow celebrities do, most of us could never fathom spending that kind of dough on a vacation.
That said - we are here to tell you that hope is not lost! You, too, can “Party Like A Rockstar” (literally) by planning an indulgent travel experience without breaking the bank. Most of us are not gifted with the convenience of a never-ending budget, like our celeb counterparts. However, there are ways around spending buckets of cash in order to achieve the dream of enjoying a posh celebrity-style vacation.
Read on to discover our top secret: How to vacation like celebrities for cheap!
Celebrity Vacation - What does it mean?
When it comes to a true “celebrity vacation”, you’re primarily seeking a vacation hotspot that’s exclusive, with enhanced luxury and a posh-feel. So remember to focus on getting the most value for your money.
That means thoroughly (and relentlessly) researching the best celebrity vacation hotspots across any and all vacation deal websites. It is important to keep in mind - travel websites run deals regularly, thus, keeping tabs on all updated specials over the course of several months is essential - if you’re truly wanting to get a celebrity vacation for cheap.
One tip we often give to our readers, is to bookmark several of the best travel deal websites so that keeping up-to-date on any discounts is as easy as clicking your bookmarked links. We recommend checking your list of travel websites as frequently as you have the time for. The more often you check, the more likely you are to luck out on a major deal to Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas, Martha’s Vineyard, Malibu, or wherever your dream celebrity vacation hotspot is.
Remember - Vacationing like a celebrity isn’t just about the clout you’ll receive once you post all of the perfect, Instagram-worthy photos you capture along the way. Traveling allows us the time to refocus and rethink how we are living our lives. The ability to communicate with nature in a fresh, new culture allows us to gather new insights about ourselves. In addition, travel provides an opportunity to set new goals for the future, or to simply spend time with the people we care about most.
All that said, everyone deserves to spoil themselves by enjoying a posh vacation at least once in their lifetime. Why not get the best deals on your special travel plan while doing so?! Check out our list of vacation tips below.
Plan in Advance & Sign Up for Deals!
As mentioned above, spending the time to really research where you can get the best deals on hotel stays, flights to your destination, and discounts on activities can help you save some serious cash. That is why you should seriously consider planning your celebrity vacation in advance - to give yourself plenty of time to snag some promotional discounts!
For example: You’d be surprised by the amount of money you can save by signing up for airline promos or hotel promos to help you save money on your celebrity-style vacation.
Many airlines run deals all-year round, you just need to sign up in order to be notified as to when these deals will be released. You can choose to sign up for exclusive deals via email or SMS (text messaging notifications) so that you can receive instant updates as soon as an airline announces promo fares.
If you’re like me and insist on scoring a window seat on your flight, be one of the first to claim your spot when promotions begin! I’ve come to learn that the sooner I snag a promo deal for airfares, the more assigned seating options I’ll receive. If you are traveling with a group and you’re willing to fly in separate parties, many airlines will offer cheaper rates for those who are willing to be “randomly assigned” seats. (P.S. Usually the airline will seat you and your party together, regardless..).
For the ultimate celebrity vacation experience, upgrade your seat(s) to first-class for more leg room and, oftentimes, free champagne!
In addition to airline promos, hotel promotions are also available and certainly worth signing up for.
Usually, you’ll be able to collect (or snag) hotel vouchers if you opt in to travel during off-peak or off-season times of the year where there are fewer travelers visiting any given destination. Let’s say your ultimate celebrity vacation hotspot would be to visit a world-renowned ski resort. If you’re willing to visit during the off-season, or at least at the end or beginning of the ski season, you’re much more likely to score a cheaper price on your hotel stay.
This also goes for resort amenities - you’ll pay less if you’re willing to be flexible on the dates of your vacation. Hotels and resorts both have a need to keep rooms occupied in order to continue bringing money in. So another perk to visiting your dream vacation hotspot during the off-season, is that you’ll more likely have the chance to stay in a celebrity-class room as more rooms will be open and available during the slow times of year.
Just like airline promos, you can sign up to receive notifications on specials and/or deals any given hotel or resort is running, all year-round. By signing up, you’ll be the first to know about these exclusive discounts, and can jump right on the deal! Another perk to signing up for hotel promos, is the ability to receive points each time you stay at a hotel/resort chain - which you can collect and use towards booking a future vacation.
Consider All-Inclusive Resorts
Upon booking your hotel room and planning out your posh celebrity vacation, consider choosing a resort that’s all-inclusive.
All-inclusive resorts have so much to offer - often including breakfast, lunch, and dinner in addition to your hotel suite and other hotel amenities like an infinity pool. In fact, several all-inclusive resorts will also throw in free wine, champagne or other adult alcoholic beverages into their packages.
Although you’ll likely want to feast on some local cuisine while on your celebrity vacation, avoiding the added cost of paying for each and every meal while on your getaway will save you big money in the long run.
Think of the amount of money you’d save on meals, drinks and even activities with an all-inclusive resort!
Bonus - Many celebrities opt in for all-inclusive resorts, so you’d be following in your favorite A-lister’s footsteps. Speaking of celebrities, their vacations often include much needed relaxation time, away from the hustle and bustle of their busy famous lifestyles. All-inclusive resorts usually have a spa where you can schedule your much needed massage or facial, or simply soak in a mineral-infused pool for a few hours.
Travel Where Celebrities Vacation
If you truly want to know how to vacation like celebrities - you should go where celebrities vacation!
There are several celebrity vacation hotspots to consider when planning your super posh trip. Here are some of the best vacation hotspots where you’re more likely to catch a glimpse of one of your favorite A-lister celebrities:
- Miami or Miami Beach
- Los Angeles
- Costa Rica
- Cabo San Lucas
- Martha’s Vineyard
- Paradise Island (or any island / beach, such as White Sand Beach, South Beach or Nikki Beach)
- Las Vegas
- Palm Springs
- The Hamptons
- Park City
- Amalfi Coast
- Los Cabos
- Puerto Vallarta
- The Caribbean
- Montego Bay
- Necker Island
… Just to name a few!
If your heart is really set on catching a glimpse of your favorite actor or singer, consider booking your vacation during, and at the location of, the Oscars, Cannes, or another awards show.