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Presidential vacations and getaways

Updated 11:41 AM ET, Fri August 4, 2017
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President Donald Trump listens to a high school marching band as he arrives at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, in February 2017. He and the first lady were spending a weekend away from the White House. Here's a look at how Trump and other US presidents have escaped the pressures of the Oval Office. Susan Walsh/AP
President Barack Obama prepares to putt as he plays golf with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii in December 2014. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
President George W. Bush rides a bicycle at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, in August 2007. Charles Ommanney/Getty Images
President-elect Bill Clinton plays volleyball on a Pacific Coast beach in November 1992. PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
President George H.W. Bush pauses to speak to the media while he plays golf in Kennebunkport, Maine, in August 1990. Cynthia Johnson/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan ride horses at their vacation home in Santa Barbara, California, in November 1982. National Archives
President-elect Jimmy Carter vacations at St. Simons, an island off the coast of Georgia, in November 1976. AP
President Gerald Ford opens a gift from his wife, Betty, during their usual Christmas vacation spot in Vail, Colorado, in December 1974. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images
President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, walk along the beach in San Clemente, California, in 1971. National Arcives
President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, often vacationed at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas. PhotoQuest/Getty Images
President John F. Kennedy vacations with his family in this undated photo. From left is daughter Caroline, first lady Jacqueline and son John Jr. AP
In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower fishes the North Platte River at the Swan Hereford Ranch in Colorado. Eisenhower also enjoyed golf trips to Augusta, Georgia. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
President Harry Truman holds a news conference during a vacation in 1951. George Skadding/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
President Franklin D. Roosevelt swims in Warm Springs, Georgia. NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry, sit on the porch of their Radipan Camp retreat, which is now part of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Hoover originally bought the land for the vacation spot in 1929. National Park Service
President Calvin Coolidge poses in personalized chaps with his wife, Grace, at a party in South Dakota in 1927. The party celebrated the Fourth of July as well as Coolidge's 55th birthday. New York Times Co./Getty Images
President Warren Harding, right, goes camping with Firestone Tire founder Harvey Firestone in 1921. Buyenlarge/Getty Images
President William H. Taft, center, enjoys a round of golf at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Maryland in 1909. Library of Congress
President Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home, in Oyster Bay, New York, often served as his vacation retreat. Library of Congress
President Ulysses Grant enjoys the porch of his cottage by the sea in Elberon, New Jersey, in 1872. Library of Congress
President Abraham Lincoln's summer retreat was just a few miles from the White House, and he used to commute between the two on horseback. Now known as the Lincoln Cottage, it features a life-size statue of the 16th president. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
President Thomas Jefferson liked to spend time at Monticello, his home in Virginia. In 1805, he spent nearly four months there while in office.