There are several approaches to spotting your favorite celebrity in California, but one of the easiest is simply by walking out your front door. In Santa Monica, an 8 square mile city, is packed with jogging paths, shops, farmers markets, and eateries, so it’s common to see a celebrity out and about, exploring the shops and the beautiful beaches. In Los Angeles, it’s Rodeo Drive that the celebrities hit the hardest—the shops are exclusive and the price tags high, which means it attracts the rich and famous.
If finding celebrities partying down at the nightclub is more your style, then you’ll want to check out some of the hottest nightclubs around, such as the Cabana Club where Britney Spears and Nicole Kidman have been spotted, to the Mood, where Christina Aguilera and Paris Hilton have been seen dancing the night away. A new “hot spot” can be decided upon as fast as it takes for someone to simply whisper the name out on the streets, so the current trendiest nightclub destinations can sometimes be tricky to stay on top of. If you’re sure you want to check a place out, always try to call ahead to reserve a table when possible (which costs money on top of the cover charge) but with a table reservation, you’re more likely to get in the door. And make sure to dress the part, or the bouncer may conveniently “lose” your reservation anyway. The fun of this approach is that you have a chance to show off your moves and dance right along your favorite celebrity, giving you a chance to mingle with them on a more personal level than you may have any another way.
Dining out is also a popular way to spot celebrities, although of course this makes it a bit more difficult to really interact with them other than interrupting their dinner and making it obvious you’re trying to get some face time with them. However, if you just want to observe them from a distance, restaurants are the way to go. Make sure to check out The Ivy or Fred 62, as they are two of the hottest restaurants around.
Whatever approach you take, California has got plenty of hot spots to check out and have fun in, even if you don’t end up seeing your favorite celebrity.