In honor of yesterday being Presidents’ Day, we’re taking some vacation inspiration from some of America’s first families
and looking back at their favorite getaway spots during their time in office.
JOHN AND JACKIE KENNEDY
Palm Beach, Florida
While the Kennedys often retreated to the family’s compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, their estate in sunny Palm Beach was referred to as the “Summer White House.”
Where We Want to Visit: The Breakers
GEORGE W. AND LAURA BUSH
The Bushes built a home about 100 miles south of Dallas on Prarie Chapel Ranch, where they spent much of their time during George W.’s presidency.
Where We Want to Visit: The Joule in Dallas
BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA
The Obamas spent many holidays and vacations in Hawaii, where the President was born.
Where We Want to Visit: The Modern Honolulu
BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
The Clintons made several trips to Martha’s Vineyard during their time in the White House, where they stayed in a friend’s private home.
Where We Want to Visit: Hob Knob
GEORGE H.W. AND BARBARA BUSH
For years, the Bushes have retreated to Walker’s Point, the Bush family compound located in the seaside town of Kennebunkport.
Where We Want to Visit: Colony Hotel
RONALD AND NANCY REAGAN
Santa Ynez Mountains
The Reagans made their vacation home in the Santa Ynez Mountains at Rancho del Cielo, about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara.
Where We Want to Visit: San Ysidro Ranch