With President's Day around the corner, here's how to "Vacation Like A President" at various destinations where Presidents of the United States (POTUS) have spent time relaxing and enjoying their favorite activities from fishing, golfing, hiking, and more!
The Chanler at Cliff Walk | Newport, RI
“Summer Like A President” at the historic mansion of elegance and grace, The Chanler featuring 20 exquisitely designed rooms, all decorated in a distinctive fashion and playing homage to a different era. This seaside mansion is the only hotel on Newport's famous Cliff Walk, which has some of Newport's grandest vintage mansions along its 3.5 mile span. Newport was the epicenter of American wealth and society during the Gilded Age and remains a popular vacation destination for Presidents and other wealthy politicians, making The Chanler the perfect retreat to summer like a President.
Hotel del Coronado | San Diego
“Beach Like A President” this winter season at Hotel del Coronado, San Diego. As the only beachfront resort in San Diego, the unrivaled location gives you the most Presidential views of Coronado Island – voted number 1 beach in the U.S. Nothing says VIP like luxurious cabanas any guest can receive the presidential treatment relaxing and dining poolside in the luxurious cabanas on offer, alongside a 47-inch flat-screen TV's, a safe for your belongings, an amenity basket, and assorted healthy snacks to cater your needs. Not to mention, presidents themselves such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to name a few, have stayed at this legendary, iconic landmark.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa | Islamorada, FL
“Fish Like A President" at Islamorada icon Cheeca Lodge & Spa while celebrating its 70 years as a community legend. Aptly named the Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada is home to numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year. One of the most prestigious is Cheeca Lodge's own Presidential Sailfish Tournament held each January. Started by former president George H.W. Bush in 1990, this tournament has become an annual favorite of serious anglers worldwide and is a part of the Gold Cup Series of sailfish tournaments. Discerning anglers from across the country visit Cheeca every fall to fish for some of the most elusive gamefish in the world at the Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament.
The Charles Hotel | Cambridge, MA
“Lunch Like A President” in the heart of Harvard Square at The Charles Hotel's iconic “fresh and honest” restaurant, Henrietta's Table is the place to see and be seen dining like a President. Known for its award-winning Sunday brunches and hearty dishes using the freshest, local ingredients, Henrietta's Table is the epicenter of the academic universe, where some of the most influential people in the world, including U.S. Presidents and international figureheads, walk through the doors on a daily basis given its close proximity to Harvard University.
Half Moon, A RockResort | Montego Bay, Jamaica
“Golf Like A President” in the original golf destinations of the Caribbean and on one of the best walking courses at Half Moon, A RockResort. Half Moon's golf course is built on the site and foundations of the 17th century Running Gut Estate and designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr and modernized by Roger Rulewich in 2005. Over the years many PGA professional golf tournaments have been held at Half Moon including the European PGA Senior Tour and since 2007, the Jamaica Open. Past Presidents such as John F. Kennedy and George H. W. Bush when he was Vice President have explored the greens and fairways. The AAA Four-Diamond is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica's North Coast, featuring two miles of private, white-sand beach with 197 spacious rooms and suites and 31 expansive villas.
Grand Teton Lodge Company | Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
“Explore The Outdoors Like A President” in Grand Teton National Park with its signature skyline, lush green valleys, flowing rivers and sparkling lakes. Ever since President Theodore Roosevelt began using his authority to protect wildlife and public lands in the early 1900s, national parks have been one of America's national treasures. Many presidents, both sitting and former, have vacationed in the park system, and especially in Grand Teton National Park and has hosted numerous presidential visits including President Kennedy in 1963; President and Lady Bird Johnson in 1964; President Nixon in 1971; Vice President Biden; and most recently, the Clintons. Additionally, Vice President Dick Cheney has a home right outside the park and frequents Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club.
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