Neverland Ranch in California
Does the news that California is considering buying Neverland Ranch to turn into a State Park make you itchy for some celeb action? Try these five other celeb-owned places to have some fun at – whether it’s to eat, to drink, jump on a fairground ride or just stalk a famous face.
Play with Dolly Parton: Dollywood, Tennessee: Think rollercoasters, think bumper cars, and think the most visited National Park of 2009 – it could only be Dollywood. You can even get a look inside her “home on wheels” –aka her tour bus. Priceless.
Shop with Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian: Dash boutiques, LA and Miami: Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are the owners of Dash boutique in LA, which proved so popular that they opened a second branch in Miami and brought the cameras along for their latest reality TV series. The Miami store is fairly small but there’s still a range of stock from cheap(ish) t-shirts and Kardashian-branded water (seriously) to dresses by the likes of La Rok and Whitney Eve, and, of course, the odd glimpse you might get of the girls if you’re lucky.
Eat with Sandra Bullock, Bess, Austin, Texas: Since her marriage breakup, Bullock has thrown herself into her restaurant in Austin, so there’s more chance than ever that you’ll catch a glimpse. Not that you’d only want to visit for her – the food is excellent and the staff are exceptionally friendly, making it a restaurant you’d want to check out, whoever owned it.
Drink with Francis Ford Coppola: Coppola Vineyards, Healdsburg, California: Bang in the middle of the Sonoma Valley is where you’ll find Francis Ford Coppola’s vineyard, six miles north of cutesy Healdsburg. You can tour the winery, learn about the owner and taste the products. There’s a restaurant opening imminently, too, serving dishes that Coppola has come across on his extensive travels.
Sleep with Robert De Niro: Greenwich Hotel, New York: Two years after De Niro opened his TriBeCa hotel; he’s still to be found hanging out there along with Jack Nicholson. The room prices are sky high, but the restaurant – Locanda Verde – is open to all, so you can take it from there.