Ready for some star gazing? No, I don’t mean the night sky, although there are plenty of places to do that here in Texas, too. I mean celebrities! We’ve all dreamed of the day we encounter one of our favorite stars – we’ll give them a big hug, get an autograph, become best friends and ride off into the sunset in a limo…but where can we find them? Your fantasies might just become a reality because below is a list of 9 places in our state where you’re most likely to spot a celebrity.
1. Hotel Zaza (Houston & Dallas)
This hotel is reinventing the concept of hotels with its unique offerings such as a special spa treatment, five-star restaurants, and a "Random Acts of Kindness" program where room upgrades and spa packages are given out to guests at random every day. People have spotted Drake, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood and more.
2. The Stockyards Hotel (Fort Worth)
This hotel has quite a bit of infamous history as well as being a hotspot for catching a glimpse of a famous person today. It has been in operation since 1907, and the legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde spent a night here. You can actually stay in the room they stayed in - one of Bonnie's guns still hangs on the wall! Fast forwarding a bit, today you can spot the best country music stars here because the world's largest Honky-Tonk, Billy Bob's Texas, is less than a block away!
3. Guero's Taco Bar (Austin)
Maybe an unexpected place for some of the best in Hollywood, but sightings of Ryan Gosling and Quentin Tarantino have been reported at this popular South Congress Tex-Mex restaurant. Former President Bill Clinton has even been seen here!
4. Rosewood Crescent Hotel (Dallas)
It's no wonder that the luxurious rooms and impeccable service of this fancy hotel would attract celebrities like J Lo, Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston.
5. UT Football Games (Austin)
Matthew McConaughey in his raw, natural form has been spotted at his former college's football games. He even films pep talks for the players. Hook-em!
6. Al Biernat's (Dallas)
So many celebrities frequent this steakhouse, they have a wall of signed photographs! Among others, Will Ferrell and Charles Barkley have been seen here.
7. Shady Grove (Austin)
If you ever want to see Sandra Bullock in her natural habitat, head on over to Shady Grove for a good time and a good burger.
8. Music Festivals! (Austin)
Festivals like SXSW and ACL are notorious for celebrity sightings. If you really want to improve your luck, try going to a festival after-party. I've heard all the celebrities flock to them.
9. Whole Foods Market (Downtown Austin)
Since a lot of stars rent out condos downtown, this particular Whole Foods location is a mecca for spotting them. Go during a music festival and your chances are upped by about 10000%.
Have you ever spotted a celebrity while out and about in Texas? Share your stories with us in the comments!