Singer, actress, producer Selena Gomez is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrities in the world with a solid 139 million followers on Instagram alone.
She’s been in the business since she was a kid, first appearing on the beloved children’s television series Barney & Friends. Today, Selena has established her name in the music industry, earning six top-10 entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist.
But while Selena’s music career definitely propelled her to stardom, her romantic life has been scrutinized and followed as much as her music career, if not more.
Selena’s on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber since 2010 always made headlines particularly their love for traveling. The pair visited numerous wonderful places while they were together, and we will highlight 10 of them on this list.
After breaking up with Bieber for almost a year, Selena also found love in Canadian singer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (a.k.a. The Weeknd) in January 2017. And while their relationship only lasted for a couple of months (they broke up in October 2017), Selena and The Weeknd already traveled to 10 different countries together.
So, if you are curious as to the romantic destinations of Selena Gomez and her ex-beaus – The Weeknd and Bieber, we have the lists here for you, so read on!
20 The Weeknd: Los Angeles, USA
Selena and The Weeknd first became a news item after the two were spotted having dinner and getting cozy in Los Angeles. Whether you are in the mood for playful eclectic fun or laidback beaches, Los Angeles has something in store for you. Dubbed as the entertainment capital of the world, LA is a cultural heaven, boasting of over 100 museums and theaters.
There are also numerous structures designed by world-class architects to see and gorgeous gardens to visit. In addition, Los Angeles also boasts of an idyllic weather and amazing beaches. Visitors can enjoy incredible oceanfront dining places and trendy shops as well as amazing surfing spots.
19 Justin Bieber: Los Cabos, Mexico
In December 2011, Selena and Justin spent some quality time together in Los Cabos, Mexico as they attended a friend’s wedding and cuddled on the beach. Los Cabos is located at the tip of the southern Baja California Peninsula. Known as “Land’s End”, Los Cabos offers breathtaking seas as well as picturesque desert and mountains.
This paradise-like land has something to offer to everyone from water activities like fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving to relaxing spas and world-class golf courses. Apart from its remarkable geography, Los Cabos is also popular for its beautiful weather and interesting music, art, and culture.
18 The Weeknd: Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy is home to the works of the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. In fact, the Galleria dell’Accademia Museum in Florence welcomes hundreds and thousands of visitors every year because of the iconic statue of David and the paintings of some of the world’s most brilliant artists.
Apparently, Selena and The Weeknd were also drawn by Florence’s amazing arts and culture as the couple was seen walking hand-in-hand inside the Galleria and marveling at the wonderful pieces of arts. Apart from the arts, Florence also boasts of amazing cathedrals, beautiful gardens, as well as iconic bridges and striking architecture.
17 Justin Bieber: Oslo, Norway
After breaking up in November 2012, Selena traveled to Oslo to support Justin on his concert there and their actions in the capital of Norway made it obvious that they were back together. Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities is captivating for its remarkable landmarks such as the Opera House and the Astrup Fearnley Museum as well as for its commitment to conserving natural areas and reducing pollution.
Recognized as the European Green Capital 2019, Oslo offers visitors with options to explore the city by foot or riding a bike because of its pollution-free surroundings.
16 The Weeknd: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Weeknd held a concert in Amsterdam and Selena made sure to be there for support. Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. With over 800 years of history, Amsterdam offers fascinating sights from ancient churches, magnificent museums, secret courtyards, quaint cobbled streets, and beautiful canals, much like Venice in Italy.
Apart from popular scenic spots, Amsterdam also boasts of not-so-known attractions that will make your visit worthwhile such as an original concrete Picasso sculpture in the Vondelpark, an 18th century herbalists’ shop, Anne Frank’s house, an ancient prison under a bridge, and a row of houses that features an architectural tour of 19th century Europe in one stretch of Amsterdam street.
15 Justin Bieber: Tokyo, Japan
Early in the relationship, critics believed that Selena and Justin’s relationship was on the rocks, but the couple proved them wrong as they were spotted having a grand time in Tokyo.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo has tons to offer its visitors from an unlimited choice of shopping and entertainment to countless dining places and remarkable historical places. The city may be populous, but it is packed with attractive green spaces, gardens, and parks. You can discover old Tokyo by visiting Asakusa, see the entire city at the observation decks of Tokyo Skytree, or even marvel at beautiful temples and castles around the city.
14 The Weeknd: Oberhausen, Germany
Oberhausen is a large industrial city in the western part of Germany. It is an old town that values its historical and architectural monuments, so tourists can explore the beautiful sights. While the couple visited the city because The Weeknd performed at Drake’s concert, Oberhausen boasts of numerous attractions such as the Burg Fondern Castle.
This castle was built in the 12th century and displays late Gothic style architecture and an archeological museum. Other historic landmarks also include the Oberhausen Castle, the Holten Castle, the Gasometer Oberhausen, and the Neue Mitte. Young people can also enjoy the Museum of the Industrial Culture of the Rhineland, the Sea Life Aquarium, and the Top-Secret Spy Museum.
13 Justin Bieber: Paris, France
Selena and Justin’s relationship would not be complete without spending time and dining in the world’s most romantic city – Paris, France. Paris is the center for art, fashion, culture, and gastronomy. It is the city listed in practically everyone’s bucket list.
Paris is home to the famous Louvre Museum where da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” can be seen and the Eiffel Tower which became a popular setting for many romantic movies. Paris is also known for its open-air cafes where people can enjoy sumptuous meals and even a bit of people- watching. With its fine-dining restaurants, cozy bistros, and architectural wonders, Paris is indeed a city that everyone must experience.
12 The Weeknd: Zurich, Switzerland
Selena also spent time with The Weeknd in Zurich, Switzerland as he performed on his Legend of the Fall World Tour. Zurich is the largest and most vibrant city in Switzerland. Zurich offers a combination of dynamic urban life and the unparalleled beauty of nature.
For years, Zurich has been ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. Countless visitors flock to the city every year as they can essentially experience everything good that any country can offer. There are museums and exhibitions for art lovers, FIFA for sports fans, Food Zurich for food lovers, and the Swiss mountains for nature enthusiasts.
11 Justin Bieber: Stratford, Canada
The young lovers also once spent a romantic weekend with Justin’s family in Stratford, Ontario in Canada. Stratford offers numerous art exhibits, theaters, museums, and festivals. The city is packed with visitors during the May to October festival season often staying overnight to do some shopping and taking a stroll around the Avon River and exploring the historic downtown area.
Stratford’s festivals offer different types of plays, from Shakespeare to modern ones, and a chance for viewers to spend time with actors after the shows or go on backstage tours. The city is also famous for the Stratford Summer Music Festival wherein several globally-acclaimed and local musical artists perform around the city.
10 The Weeknd: Paris, France
Paris is known as the “City of Love”, which is probably why Selena and The Weeknd were spotted kissing and hugging after Tesfaye’s concert at the Accor Hotels Arena.
Paris is the capital and most populous city in France. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic pieces of architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the steel egg-shaped concert venue La Seine Musicale. Apart from enjoying a feast of gorgeous architectures, Paris is also known for its glorious food – from enticing quaint patisseries to triple-Michelin-starred restaurants – and artistic treasures as well as fashion shopping.
9 Justin Bieber: Miami Beach, Florida
Before making their relationship public, Selena and Justin were seen spending time together and relaxing in Miami Beach, a south Florida island city. This city is known for its gorgeous wide beaches which served as backdrops for countless photo shoots.
If you think that Miami Beach only offers water activities, you are mistaken because the city offers tons of shopping places, including high-end boutiques and popular retailers, as well as luxurious resorts where you can completely recharge and melt your troubles away. If you are craving for art and architecture, the Miami Beach Architectural District will surely make you full. There are also bars and restaurants for dining, nightlife, and socializing.
8 The Weeknd: Toronto, Canada
Selena and The Weeknd also spent some quality time exploring Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is Tesfaye’s hometown. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and for anyone wishing for a full Canadian experience, Toronto is the place to be.
Whether you are in the mood for modern architecture, museums, relaxing holiday, or outdoor activities, Toronto has something to offer to make everyone happy. Kids and adults alike can have fun in the Toronto Zoo which is home to more than 5,000 animals, the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada wherein one can see dangerous lagoons and planet jellies as well as the famous CN Tower.
7 Justin Bieber: Jamaica
The beautiful island of Jamaica is also included in Selena and Justin’s top vacation and most memorable destinations as they celebrated the marriage of Justin’s dad here. With its gorgeous sunshine and pristine beaches, who wouldn’t feel romantic in Jamaica? Dubbed as the “Home of All Right,” Jamaica offers a wide range of tourist attractions and cultural diversity unlike any other places on earth.
Enjoy the island’s beat or reggae music and its beautiful collection of art, dance, and entertainment. Everyone can enjoy climbing the Blue Mountain peak, Kingston’s vibrant nightlife, some of the world’s most remarkable beaches, and know a bit more about the musical legend, Bob Marley.
6 The Weeknd: Bogota, Colombia
Selena showed her devotion to her beau as she traveled almost 3,500 miles just to be with her boyfriend in Bogota, Colombia when The Weeknd held a show there. Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia. The city is a melting pot of various backgrounds and cultures.
Bogota also boasts of remarkable outdoor spaces because of its eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe. Visitors can also explore the Gold Museum which is home to some of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic objects and other museums, experience lively nightlife, and enjoy fine dining.
5 Justin Beiber: Saint Lucia
The young couple also spent time embracing and kissing during their vacation aboard a private yacht in St. Lucia, one of the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. The Island of St. Lucia is a haven for thrill seekers, environmentalists, dive enthusiasts, nature lovers, as well as individuals and couples who desire a private and memorable getaway.
Visitors can perform numerous outdoor activities such as horseback riding, yachting, trekking, and ziplining. You can also have your fill of swimming, diving, snorkeling, eating, and tons of other exciting activities. When your energy is all spent, you can pamper yourself in any of the numerous onsite and luxurious spas on the island.
4 The Weeknd: Sao Paulo, Brazil
The young couple also explored the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil when The Weeknd continued his concert tour in South America. Sao Paulo is the largest and most populous city in Brazil and is rich in historical, political, and cultural value.
Visitors can explore numerous museums, parks, and galleries that show Brazil’s heritage and history. There is no shortage of activities in Sao Paulo with its thousands of dining places, pubs, clubs, discos, and other attractions that appeal to people of all ages and preferences. If you are looking for a truly memorable and different experience, try visiting the Sau Paulo Carnival wherein different “samba schools” compete in a massive parade.
3 Justin Bieber: Santa Monica, California
Selena and Justin were also spotted walking hand in hand as they explored Santa Monica, a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County in California. Santa Monica is home to the Pacific Park oceanfront amusement park which looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean.
If you are a movie buff, you would be excited to know that Pacific Park has been featured in over 500 movies and television shows. A day in Santa Monica Pier can also be spent visiting the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome Carousel, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and numerous art galleries and beautiful beaches.
2 The Weeknd: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Selena and The Weeknd also spent quality time exploring the beautiful streets of Buenos Aires when the couple was still madly in love. Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. Buenos Aires offers the grandeur of Europe combined with the sexiness and passion of Latinos.
More than just visiting iconic sights, this city provides an unforgettable experience to its visitors. You can enjoy performances and art galleries in Centro Cultural Kirchner, try your tango skills at La Catedral, watch a football game at La Bombonera Stadium, and marvel at unique statues at Cementerio de la Recoleta.
1 Justin Bieber: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the early stages of their relationship, Selena and Justin didn’t fail to visit the romantic city of Rio together. Rio de Janeiro is the second most populous municipality in Brazil and is home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Another notable attraction in Rio are the favelas where you can experience the vibrant life of the city. And what is a visit to Rio if you are not going to participate in the largest carnival celebration in all of Brazil. During this festival, the streets essentially become one humongous street party.