Though Michelle loves a night out in Washington, she tells Condé Nast Traveler the best part is coming home. "You pull up at night to the South Lawn and everything is lit up: That White House with that light shining . . . and you think, This is my house. This is where we live. Kind of cool. It's beautiful. And while I enjoy the time I spend with my husband — it's a good way to end the evening."
If she could have any kind of date night, though, it would be date day and look a lot more like ours. "I would love, and so would the president, to be able to walk up and down the Mall, not at night but in the middle of the day, when there are millions of people there."