If there's one thing that almost everyone can agree on, it's that traveling is awesome. Exploring all of the beauty and culture that the world has to offer is so much fun. Each new place can change your entire way of looking at life! If money and work were no object, I would definitely be hopping on a plane every few weeks. Unfortunately, many of us don't have the time or money to jet set around the globe to any destination we please.
But you know who does have that kind of cash? The stars of Marvel TV shows and films. Superheroes are all the rage these days and Marvel movies are some of the highest grossing films in history. With so much box office success, these celebs deserve to take a relaxing trip to a swanky destination. Whether they are enjoying the serene mountains, a bustling city, or a sunny beach, Marvel stars the only vacation in the world's most beautiful spots. Maybe you will run into your favorite Marvel celebrity if you hit up one of these destinations for your next trip!
Keep reading to learn more about the 20 most amazing places that the Marvel cast loves to vacation at!
20 20. Maui, USA (Chris Pratt)
Chris Pratt, known for playing Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, recently took a breather in beautiful Hawaii. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands and is known for its beautiful tropical climate. It's like going to paradise but you don't need a passport! Hike Maui's dormant volcanoes or just relax on one of its beaches. You'll get to take in breathtaking views of the island and the Pacific Ocean like Chris did! The entire island is green and lush, giving everyone who visits a feeling of serenity.
19 19. Capri, Italy (Hugh Jackman)
Hugh Jackman, known in the Marvel universe as Wolverine of the X-Men, spent his summer on the gorgeous island of Capri. This small Italian island is located in the Bay of Naples and is a popular vacation destination for the rich and famous. Capri's crystal blue waters, amazing food, and designer shopping give everyone who travels there a feeling of luxury. The rocky landscape and numerous coves and grottos make this destination one of the best places to explore by boat. It looks like Hugh had fun checking out the scenery and soaking up the sun!
18 18. Kyoto, Japan (Tom Holland)
The newest Spiderman in the Marvel universe, Tom Holland, recently took a trip to Kyoto, Japan. This destination is perfect for those who want to explore a different culture. While it's a far cry from relaxing on a beach, this type of trip will change your life! Kyoto is known for its many Buddhist temples, gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city is also full of traditional wooden houses, a style of architecture you can't really find anywhere else. To really get a feel for Kyoto, be like Tom and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It's so unique!
17 17. Zermatt, Switzerland (Paul Bettany)
Paul Bettany, who has played Vision in a large number of Marvel movies, likes to spend his time in Switzerland. Zermatt, where this photo was snapped, is best known for its proximity to the famous Alpine peak the Matterhorn. People flock here from all over the world to enjoy hiking and skiing in the Swiss Alps. Its pleasant climate, gorgeous vistas, and traditional architecture attract travelers all year round. Take a cable car up the mountain to take in the beautiful views and to visit a small lake called Schwarzsee. Switzerland is one of the most expensive places to travel in Europe, but if you have money like Paul Bettany, it's worth it!
16 16. La Ribera, Mexico (Gwyneth Paltrow)
Far from the snowy peaks of Switzerland, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Tony Stark's love interest Pepper Potts, enjoyed the warm sands of Mexico. This photo was snapped on the beach at the Costa Palmas resort. Here travelers stay in luxury residences on the East Cape of the Sea of Cortes. You get all the beauty of Cabo without the crazy crowds. It's no wonder Gwyneth looks so relaxed and happy! You can go boating, snorkeling, swimming, and more. Experiencing the beaches of Mexico is a must-do for any traveler, but you need major bucks for an experience like this one!
15 15. Sardinia, Italy (Marisa Tomei)
Marisa Tomei recently joined the Marvel universe by playing Peter Parker's (aka Spiderman) Aunt May. Her family is of Italian descent, so I am not surprised that she decided to spend some of her free time in Sardinia, Italy. Sardinia is the second-largest island located in the Mediterranean Sea. This destination is the perfect place for exploring the history and enjoying sunny beaches. From ancient ruins to dazzling cathedrals, you can learn about centuries of Italian history all in one place. Sailing and swimming are also popular activities here. Or you can just hike and enjoy the views like Marisa!
14 14. Tuscany, Italy (Zoe Saldana)
As you can tell, Italy is a super popular vacation spot for celebs. Its food, culture, and varied landscapes make it the ideal all-in-one destination. Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, recently spent some time in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Here you can find rolling hills filled with vineyards. It's one of the most popular wine regions in the world! It is also home to well-known art and architecture from the Renaissance, especially in the cities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. Sprawling mountains and bustling cities together give hard workers like Zoe (and you!) a good travel balance.
13 13. Saint Lucia (Angela Bassett)
Angela Bassett, who portrayed Queen Ramonda in Black Panther, recently shared this photo of herself enjoying the island of St. Lucia. Found in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, this small nation gives off major tropical paradise vibes. For those travelers who want to enjoy the fun and ease of an all-inclusive resort, this is the perfect place to visit. You can snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters, lay on the beach with a fruity cocktail, or hike through rainforest trails to see the island's natural beauty. Saint Lucia is a pretty accessible destination for most of us, but something tells me that Angela went all out with her amenities!
12 12. Barcelona, Spain (Andy Serkis)
Barcelona, Spain, is filled to the brim with art, architecture, and delicious food. That must be what attracted Andy Serkis, who plays supervillain Ulysses Klaue (aka Klaw) in the Marvel film universe. Some of the most popular sights to see in this city are modernist buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi. In fact, the garden Andy is pictured in here is one of them! You can also enjoy amazing nightlife, huge food markets, and world-class museums. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends, with a partner, or as a family, Barcelona should be on your travel bucket list!
11 11. Costa Rica (Lee Pace)
Lee Pace, who played the evil Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy, definitely has an adventurous spirit. He recently shared this photo of himself kayaking through the mangroves of Costa Rica. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a small country known for its amazing natural beauty. With the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, it is home to stunning beaches, lush rainforests, towering volcanoes, and a huge variety of plant and animal species. Only travelers who love to explore and adventure outdoors, like Lee, should take a trip to this gorgeous country!
10 10. Saint-Tropez, France (Samuel L. Jackson)
Samuel L. Jackson seems like the kind of person who does what he wants. And in this case, that's enjoying an early morning game of golf in France! The seasoned actor, who portrays Nick Fury in numerous Marvel films, shared this photo of himself teeing off in Saint Tropez, a beautiful town located on the French Riviera. This region of the country is known for its luxury, so many celebs flock here in their spare time. Stunning beaches, amazing boating opportunities, and wild nightlife are the highlights of this European destination. Travelers here will enjoy a slower pace of life and can truly relax.
9 9. Athens, Greece (Sebastian Stan)
While many stars like to go to serene, often secluded places for their vacations, others like to play tourist just like the rest of us. Here Sebastian Stan is doing just that with some of the ancient ruins in Athens, Greece. The actor, known for playing Captain America's buddy Bucky Barnes, has perfected the travel selfie. Visiting Greece can give you a cultural experience you can't find anywhere else. It's amazing to see structures that were built thousands of years ago! Plus you can always hit the beautiful beaches later on. Athens is ideal for history buffs who also love to chill out on the sand.
8 8. Australia (Chris Hemsworth)
I know, I know. This one is kind of cheating. Chris Hemsworth, who you might know as Thor, was born and raised in Australia and still spends a lot of time there. But that doesn't make the destination any less exciting for the rest of us! Chris often shares photos of himself surfing, which is a crazy popular sport Down Under. Australia has some of the best beaches in the world, with big cities just nearby that you can explore, too. Don't forget about the amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes! Adventurers and photographers especially will love this vacation destination.
7 7. Kauai, USA (Josh Brolin)
I can't understand why Josh Brolin looks so unimpressed with the beautiful backdrop of Kauai behind him! Brolin, who is best known for playing Thanos in the Marvel universe, shared this photo of himself goofing around on a recent vacation. The oldest of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is also known as the Garden Isle because much of the island is covered in a tropical rainforest. Here you can visit the Waimea Canyon State Park, which is home to some unique and picturesque landscapes. Other popular activities include snorkeling, kayaking, zip lining, and hiking, so it's definitely a destination for the outdoorsy type of traveler!
6 6. British Columbia, Canada (Cobie Smulders)
Known for playing S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, Cobie Smulders has appeared in both Marvel films and TV shows. This down-to-earth actress chose a more low-key vacation spot for her recent trip. The Canadian beauty went back home to beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This destination is a hiker's dream! With picturesque mountains to climb and lakes to explore by boat, it's the perfect place to spend some time "off the grid." Setting up a campsite away from the hustle and bustle of the city sounds ideal for busy people like Cobie. The surprisingly temperate climate and amazing skiing in winter make British Columbia a year-round destination.
5 5. Brazil (Pom Klementieff)
Pom Klementieff, who you might recognize as Mantis in the Marvel films, is living her best life on a trip to Brazil. This South American country has so much to offer to travelers! While you may not get a private helicopter ride like Pom, there are lots to see, do, and experience. Partying and hitting the beach are two of Brazil's major tourist activities. But you can also explore the Amazon rainforest and taste delicious local wines! Busy cities, wild festivals (like Carnaval), and breathtaking mountains all give Brazil its unique look and feel. Travel here for a trip you'll never forget!
4 4. Huairou, China (Stan Lee)
You might not recognize him right off the bat, but Stan Lee has cameos in tons of Marvel movies. The reason? He's the former editor-in-chief of Marvel comics! Surprisingly tech savvy for his age, he shared this photo of his trip to Huairou, China on his Instagram account. Visiting the Great Wall of China can be found on many travelers' bucket lists. This amazing structural feat is full of history, to say nothing of its impressive size. It's a great way to get some exercise, learn about Chinese history, and take in the natural beauty of the mountains around you.
3 3. Tokyo, Japan (Ryan Reynolds)
While promoting this summer's blockbuster Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds (who plays the title character), got to explore the metropolis of Tokyo. This city is the capital of Japan and one of the world's busiest cities. Here you can find traditional temples and shrines next door to super modern architecture and neon lights. There are so many things to see in Tokyo including the Skytree observation tower, Tokyo Disneyland theme park, and tons of museums dedicated to Japanese art, theatre, and more. I wonder if Ryan had time to enjoy it all while he was visiting there?
2 2. Paris, France (Patrick Stewart)
I don't know a single person who can say they don’t like Sir Patrick Stewart. The English actor is super charming, and he brings that to his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films. During some time off, this icon decided to take a trip to Paris, France. Paris is one of the world's cultural hubs, with some of the best fashion, food, art, and literature in the world. In this photo, Sir Patrick is getting a private viewing of the famous painting "The Mona Lisa" at the Louvre, one of the city's many world-class museums. Too bad that many of us have to fight a huge crowd to see it!
1 1. Lake Tahoe (Jeremy Renner)
If you're looking for a calm retreat from the stress of work, head to Lake Tahoe like Jeremy Renner. The actor is known for playing Hawkeye in the Marvel films. Here he shares a photo of him and his daughter enjoying a fun 4-wheeler ride through the mountains. Lake Tahoe, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between California and Nevada, is a popular getaway for the rich and famous. Skiing and gambling in the winter and fishing and boating in the summer make this destination one not to miss no matter the time of year.