Interesting Locations Presidents Chose to Vacation


Source: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library

When it was time to take a break from the stresses of the Oval Office, these presidents chose getaways that didn’t include white sandy beaches or luxurious amenities.

Teddy Roosevelt
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Tropical vacation getaways didn’t cut it for former President Teddy Roosevelt. During his time in the White House, he chose to take a trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado where he spent time bear hunting.

George W. Bush
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The 43rd president of the United States chose to spend time at his Texas ranch when in need of a little R&R. The property, Prairie Chapel Ranch, spans over 1500 acres. The former president acquired the property in 1999 and it became known as the Western White House.

Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan also had a knack for the outdoors when he needed some time away. He and the former first lady Nancy Reagan, spent time at their Rancho del Cielo located in California’s Santa Ynez Mountains.

Franklin Roosevelt
Source: Presidential Library

Former President Roosevelt chose to spend time in Georgia when it was time for a change of scenery. He frequented Warm Springs, located in western Georgia. The area is home to mineral springs, which maintain a water temperature of 90 °F. It’s reported that FDR chose his location for its therapeutic qualities. After contracting polio in 1921, the warm water was beneficial in coping with the paralytic illness.

Jimmy Carter
Source: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Jimmy Carter opted for an adventurous getaway when he took his family to Idaho for a rafting trip down the Salmon River.