Sun, sand, and your best friend on hand?
Let's face it, there is only one thing that could be better than heading out on vacation for the holiday season, and that's bringing your bestie as your travel companion.
This time of year is all about spending time with your nearest and dearest and for some celebrities this year that meant taking a getaway with their closest celeb pals. Check out where some of the hottest stars headed and who tagged along!
Nina Dobrev, Julianne Hough, and Derek Hough: Utah
Snow day! The three bosom buddies beat the Los Angeles heat in favor of a white Christmas in the Hough's home state of Utah. The "Vampire Diaries" star definitely got in on the holiday fun — she hit the slopes with her pals for a day of snowboarding, helped decorate their Christmas tree, and even got in on their new family tradition #ChristmasDanceWars, an epic dance-off that started over Thanksgiving with Mark Ballas and his family, and Maria Menounos and her family. Can we come to the Hough house next year?
Rihanna and Cara Delevingne Barbados
Fancy seeing you here! The "Diamonds" singer has been kicking back at home in Barbados with her family and it just so happens that her close pal Delevingne has been soaking up the sun on the island, as well. Naturally, the party pals didn't pass up a chance to hit the town together, and stepped out for a night of fun, which the British model documented with an Instagram photo.
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) December 29, 2013
Later, the Victoria's Secret Angel also shared some life advice from RiRi on Instagram: "Some people will better your life by being in it, while others will better it by staying out."
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston: Mexico It's a tradition! The "Friends" pals have always headed south of the border for a little fun in the sun to close out the year, but this time the duo brought along some additional star power. Aniston's fiancé, Justin Theroux; Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney; and Howard Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky, also joined in on the Cabo San Lucas getaway! The gals showed off their enviable beach bods in a series of slinky bikinis and appeared to be having a ball together as they tanned in their lounge chairs.
Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato: FaceTime Date No matter the miles, these three besties make sure to get in plenty of quality time together. The "Stars Dance" singer, who recently announced she was taking a break from her tour, headed over to Swifty's house for a cup of tea and a FaceTime chat with Demi, who appeared to be down with a cold. Selena made sure to share their awesome Saturday night festivities with her fans by tweeting out a photo. Clearly something was funny because Selena and Demi couldn't control their laughter as Taylor showed off her oversize teacup! "Just a Saturday night. Taylor's tea, Demi's laugh. Honestly, can't complain," she tweeted.