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Running one of the most powerful countries in the world is, without a doubt, a high-stress job. When the weight of Washington becomes too overwhelming, presidents retreat to their favorite hideaways to kick back and recharge. But where does the most famous person in America escape to for a bit of relaxation? From Hawaii to Maine, our past presidents have chosen some of the most stunning spots on the planet to unwind. Because let's face it, even the leaders of the free world need a break, and maybe a sip from a coconut. Ever wondered where you could vacation like the President of the United States? Well, this Presidents Day week, we're taking a closer look at the top 10 spots where our country's finest go to get away.

Waimea, Hawaii

The Kennedy Compound
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie O found solace with their children Caroline and John at the iconic Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. This Cape Cod getaway continues to be the summer meeting place for the remaining descendants of the Kennedy clan.

George W. Bush
Prairie Chapel Ranch (Crawford, Texas)

Like many other presidents, George W. Bush enjoyed ranch-side vacations at his very own Prairie Chapel Ranch. This 1,583-acre spread was one of Bush's favorite retreats, along with the Bush Compound in Maine.

President Ford
Waimea, Hawaii

President Ford and wife Betty found relaxation at the Mauna Kea resort in Hawaii.

Campobello Islands, Canada

The Clintons
St. Thomas

President Clinton and Hillary Clinton sought a getaway at the US Virgin Islands spot of Megan Bay in St. Thomas.

FDR
Campobello Islands, Canada

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent his summers on the Campobello Islands, leaving behind a legacy of friendship between the US and Canada.

Reagan
Rancho de Cielo (Santa Barbara, California)

President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan acquired this Santa Barbara ranch while he was serving as Governor of California. They continued to vacation there throughout his presidency, hosting diplomats and even Queen Elizabeth II. Until his passing, Reagan referred to his ranch as "heaven."


Nixon
Key Biscayne, Florida

President Nixon's favorite getaway was his home in Key Biscayne, Florida, famously known as the Little White House.

The Obamas
Martha's Vineyard

The Obamas have spent numerous summers in Martha's Vineyard. Here, President Obama rides bikes with daughters Sasha and Malia on Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah, MA.


Bush Compound
Kennebunkport, Maine

The Bush Family's renowned compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, was the preferred vacation spot for both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush during their presidencies. The location hosted many famous diplomats.

Trump Mar-a-Lago
Palm Beach, Florida

President Trump's retreat of choice was none other than the lavish Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Known as the "Winter White House," this opulent resort served as a haven for the former president to unwind and conduct official business away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C.

So, if you've ever dreamed of vacationing like the President, these iconic spots might just be the inspiration you need for your next getaway, just know Atlantic Luggage has got your back. With sleek carry-ons that fit just right in the overhead bin or you can go big with our check-in luggage collection. Oh, and don't sleep on grabbing one of those handy under-seat bags for all your in-flight essentials. After all, even world leaders know the importance of taking a break and finding a slice of paradise to call their own. 🌍✈️
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