For many families, vacations offer an opportunity to spend some quality time together — for better or for worse — and, of course, take tons of photos. For first families in particular, vacations are also a chance to get away from the politics of Washington, D.C. And if you take a closer look at the variousTrump versus Obama family vacations, it's clear they each have their go-to places when they want to relax and unwind.
During the eight years that President Obama was in office, the family regularly traveled to the same places for winter and summer breaks, taking some time to reset while the Obama daughters were on a break from school. The Obamas also occasionally went on official government trips together, though these were limited due to the girls' school schedule and privacy concerns, the New York Times reported.
The Trumps haven't taken many official government trips together as a family, which is likely due to the fact that the Trump children are all adults — and many have kids of their own. However, Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric, and Tiffany Trump are joining their father for an upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom beginning on June 5, The Independent reported, and all four will attend the queen's state banquet, too.Beyond their upcoming UK trip, the president and his kids do seem to enjoy taking occasional family trips to a host of familiar places — especially Trump-owned properties.
The list below takes a closer look at the different ways the Trumps and Obamas spent their vacation time during their respective White House tenures. Clearly, both families seem to valuethe comfort and reliability of frequenting familiar vacation spots.