How Celebs Spend Their Summer Vacations-MainPhoto
How Celebs Spend Their Summer Vacations-MainPhoto

Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault

While most of us mere mortals only have room for a week at the beach or perhaps a trip to Disneyland in our summer vacation budget, celebs tend to spend their leisure time frolicking bikini-clad in exotic locales. Since vicarious living is the next best thing to being there, we’re sharing just a few of these star-studded adventures with you for inspiration or aspiration. So pour yourself a cool drink, kick back in your lawn chair, soak up some rays, and enjoy the fantasy.

Salma Hayek
Salma kicked off summer with a trip to Venice in May, accompanied by husband Francois-Henri Pinault and their daughter Valentina. Of course, no trip to the City of Canals is complete without a gondola ride and the extraordinarily picturesque threesome made it their first stop.

Eva Longoria
It’s official—Eva’s ready for love! She and Ernesto Arguello—who she met when he was a contestant on the dating show she produced (Ready for Love)—jetted off for a romantic jaunt to the City of Light, Paris.

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Jessica Alba & Cash Warren

Jessica Alba
First stop: a pristinely beautiful and super luxe Caribbean island. The gorgeous Miss Alba got a head start on summer with a St. Bart’s getaway, including husband Cash Warren and gal pal Nicole Richie, where she showed off her enviable bikini bod. This July, she combined work and play on the Amalfi Coast of Italy taking in the sights with daughters Honor and Haven while she was in town for the Giffoni Film Festival.

Sofia Vergara
Taking full advantage of a break from Modern Family, the effervescent Ms. Vergara spent several weeks soaking up the sun and flaunting her superlative curves with fiancé Nick Loeb in Greece.

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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden

Nicole Richie
Nicole, hubby Joel Madden, with kids Harlow and Sparrow, soaked up the sun and enjoyed family time in style on the French Riviera.

Vanessa Hudgens
One of the many perks of stardom is attending glitterati laden events in gorgeous vacation spots like the 11th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in southern Italy. Vanessa took time off from promoting her film, The Frozen Ground, lounging in the sun on a luxury yacht.

Jennifer Lopez
A little closer to home (but certainly no less luxurious than Mediterranean shores) JLo dropped $10 million on a 3-acre spread in the oh-so tony Hamptons. It’s the ideal breezy, exclusive summer retreat for the pop diva and company.