Presidential Getaways From the Past
In honor of Fourth of July — and a long weekend — we're getting patriotic with a look back at past presidential getaways. While America's leader never gets a true break from the job, all US presidents and first ladies have gone on mid-presidency vacations. The Reagans often traded business clothes for cowboy hats at their California Rancho Del Cielo, and the Kennedys brought the kids to Hyannis Port. Let's take a look at the sweetest moments in presidential relaxation we've seen over the years.
President Reagan and First Lady Nancy only had eyes for each other while back on their California Rancho Del Cielo in August 1983.
Hyannis Port, 1962
As many parents with young children, first couple JFK and Jackie spent an August vacation with little ones Caroline and John in tow. The whole family had a Summer glow.
Jackson Hole, 1995
In their best Western gear, the Clintons kept close on a walk besides the Gros Ventre River in Jackson Hole during a two-week vacation in Wyoming.
Virgin Islands, 1998
Another iconic Clinton couple shot — Bill and Hillary danced on the beach of Magens Bay, St. Thomas shortly after taking a swim in January 1998.
President Ford turned the tables on the cameraman as he relaxed with his glamorous and relaxed wife, Betty, at the Mauna Kea resort.
The Obamas arrived in Honolulu, HI, hand in hand for their holiday vacation on Christmas Eve in 2009.
Key Biscayne, 1969
President Nixon and his wife, Pat, enjoyed a vacation in August at their home in Key Biscayne, FL.
Back home in August 1989, President George Bush Sr. and wife Barbara walked down their driveway in Kennebunkport, ME, with first dog Millie.
President George W. Bush handed over his dog Barney to Laura as they savored the last moments of their month-long vacation in August 2003. The couple spent the month at their Crawford Ranch, which became known as the "Western White House."
Sapelo Island, 1979
President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, and daughter Amy walked to church during their April vacation on the secluded Sapelo Island.
In July, the Obama brood appeared to be in good spirits as they returned to the White House following a weekend in Bar Harbor, ME.
In August 2010, the Obamas were joined by daughter Sasha for a trip to Panama City, Florida.
The Obamas looked relaxed at the end of their holiday vacation in Hawaii.
In December, Barack Obama and daughter Sasha were all smiles as they left the White House to celebrate the holidays in Hawaii.
Back in August, the Obamas were seen riding bikes during their annual Summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Barack Obama and daughter Sasha shared a cute moment as they arrived at the White House following their trip to Martha's Vineyard, MA, in August.
The Obama family was pictured arriving to the White House after vacationing in Hawaii in January.
New Mexico, 2016
The Obama family jetted off to New Mexico to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of America's national park system in June.
In June, the Obamas were seen walking on the South Lawn of the White House after their trip to Yosemite National Park.