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Air Force Fun: Top Presidential Vacation Destinations

BEING THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD IS TOUGH. FLIPKEY When things are getting too intense in the Oval Office, our by Otripadvisor fearless leaders really know how to kick back. Some of these destinations are famous, others infamous, but all of PRESENTS MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA FLIPKEY them helped our Presidents and their families relax. BARACK OBAMA, 2000-10s BILL CLINTON, 1990s AIR 2 FORCE FUN Bill Clinton spent six of his eight presidential BEAVER CREEK, CO summers in and around Edgartown. Barack GERALD FORD, 1970s Obama stays at Blue Heron Farm during his yearly vacations to the area. The Vineyard The 11,800-square-foot Ford Ski Retreat includes a pool house, seven bedrooms, a ski room, wine estate has hosted the Obama family for a vacation every summer since 2009. TOP PRESIDENTIAL VACATION DESTINATIONS cellar and theater room, all with the added bonus of spanning mountain views. An avid skier, the property's ski run was re-named President Ford's NEW YORK, NY JOHN F KENNEDY, 1960s SANTA BARBARA, CA In the sixties, JFK made his second home in an apartment on the 34th floor of the Carlyle Hotel. Rumor has it that Kennedy used the many RONALD REAGAN, 1980s Reagan acquired Rancho de Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA while serving as the tunnels underneath the Carly sneak Marilyn Monroe up to his room. Governor of California and continued to vacation there throughout his presidency. Reagan's presidential vaca- tions easily topped $8 million. SMEDES STATION, MS KAILUA, HI BARACK OBAMA. 2010s CRAWFORD, TX KEY BISCANE, TEDDY ROOSEVELT, 1900s GEORGE W BUSH, 2000s RICHARD NIXON, 1960s-80s On a hunting trip, after most of the party other than the president had killed an animal, Roosevelt 's attendants cornered a black bear and tied it to a tree. Roosevelt The "Winter White House" goes for $3,500 a day, with a seven-day minimum depending on the season and comes complete with a tropical beach in the backyard. Other famous renters include Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and Charlie Sheen If the weather hits triple-digit temperatures at Prairie Chapel Ranch, visitors can run three miles or bike 10 miles in order to be awarded a gray Under Armour shirt and certificate that marks their spot in the President's 100-Degree Club. President Nixon's winter getaway has one of the more complex back stories in presidential real estate, earning a place in both American history books and cinematic archives due to money laundering and deep Mafia connec- refused to shoot the animal. A satirical political cartoon showed Roosevelt refusing to shoot a frightened bear cub. The cartoon inspired a New York couple to make a stuffed animal they dubbed the "Teddy Bear." tions. Scenes from "Scarface" were even shot in the area. SOURCES: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/21/president-vacation-12-his_n_932377.html, http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/top-presidential-winter-vacation-spots-nixon-obama/story?id=21314827, http://www.usnews.com/news,blogs/washington-whispers/2010/08/18/5-notable-presidential-vacation-spots, http:/articles.latimes.com/1987-09-08/news/vw-663_1_nancy-reagan http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/travel/18-vacation-spots-frequented-by-us-presidents, http:/www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/obams-hawai-vacation-home_n_4463209.html, http://www.equinoxresort.com/stories/equinox/, http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804.2089172_2089180_2089204,00.html

Air Force Fun: Top Presidential Vacation Destinations

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Being the leader of the free world is stressful. Do you pick up the red phone and make a continent-altering decision? Or do you fight off the dozen or so candidates gunning for your job next November?...

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