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President Ronald Reagan throws a coconut as he (Credit: AP)

President Ronald Reagan throws a coconut as he and his wife, Nancy, walk along the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. (April 27, 1987)

Presidential vacations

When they're not running our country, acting as head of state or operating as commander in chief, U.S. presidents take breaks at Martha's Vineyard, Camp David, Hawaii and other locations, often with the media not far behind.

President Warren G. Harding enjoys a game of
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President Warren G. Harding enjoys a game of golf on vacation. (1923)

President Calvin Coolidge goes fishing in a stream
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President Calvin Coolidge goes fishing in a stream in Plymouth, Vt. (1925)

President Calvin Coolidge shoots at clay pigeons at
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President Calvin Coolidge shoots at clay pigeons at his vacation home in Superior, Wis. (Sept. 6, 1928)

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President Herbert C. Hoover and first lady Lou
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President Herbert C. Hoover and first lady Lou Henry Hoover enjoy a vacation with Weegie, their Norwegian elkhound, at Rapidan Camp, Va. The site is now part of Shenandoah National Park. (August 1932)

President Herbert C. Hoover takes up his avid
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President Herbert C. Hoover takes up his avid hobby of fishing in Florida aboard the presidential yacht, then called USS Sequoia. (Jan. 21, 1933)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt vacations at his family's
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt vacations at his family's summer home in Herring Cove on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. (July 30, 1936)

With New Brunswick Premier A. Alison Dysart, left,

With New Brunswick Premier A. Alison Dysart, left, President Franklin D. Roosevelt picnics on the beach near his summer home at Herring Cove on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. (July 30, 1936)

President Harry S. Truman, right, gets a tour
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President Harry S. Truman, right, gets a tour of St. Thomas with Virgin Islands Gov. William H. Hastie. (Feb. 24, 1948)

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President Harry S. Truman, his wife, Bess, and
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President Harry S. Truman, his wife, Bess, and their daughter, Margaret, relax on the lawn of the so-called Little White House in Key West, Fla. (Dec. 6, 1949)

President Harry S. Truman, his wife, Bess, and
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President Harry S. Truman, his wife, Bess, and their daughter, Margaret, get a welcome ceremony during their visit to Honolulu. (March 29, 1953)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, second from right, vacations
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower, second from right, vacations with family members in Puerto Rico. (March 6, 1960)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower rides an electric golf
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower rides an electric golf cart at the Newport Country Club in Newport, R.I. (Sept. 10, 1957)

President Kennedy at the Palm Beach Country Club
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President Kennedy at the Palm Beach Country Club for Easter vacation in Florida with his brother-in-law Stephen Smith, left, his father Joseph Kennedy and brother-in-law Peter Lawford. (April 4, 1961)

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President-elect John F. Kennedy vacations at his ocean
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President-elect John F. Kennedy vacations at his ocean front home in Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 20, 1960)

President John F. Kennedy and his family, daughter
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President John F. Kennedy and his family, daughter Caroline, left, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and John Jr., on vacation.

President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson at
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President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, Texas. (July 5, 1968)

President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, on the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, Texas with one of their beagles. (May 1965)

Richard Nixon at Disneyland in California with wife
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Richard Nixon at Disneyland in California with wife Pat and their daughters, Julie, 7, left, and Patricia, 9. (Aug. 11, 1955)

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President Gerald Ford, center, after a skiing spill
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President Gerald Ford, center, after a skiing spill on vacation in Vail, Colo. (Dec. 26, 1975)

President Jimmy Carter plays softball while on vacation
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President Jimmy Carter plays softball while on vacation in Plains, Ga. (Aug. 9, 1977)

President Jimmy Carter and daughter Amy on the
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President Jimmy Carter and daughter Amy on the bow of a 35-foot sport fisherman they used for a 12-hour fishing trip off the coast of Georgia. (May 29, 1977)

President Jimmy Carter takes his daughter, Amy, to
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President Jimmy Carter takes his daughter, Amy, to the ocean. They're joined by Director of the Office of Management and Budget Bert Lance and his wife, LaBelle. (May 31, 1977)

President Ronald Reagan throws a coconut as he
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President Ronald Reagan throws a coconut as he and his wife, Nancy, walk along the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. (April 27, 1987)

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President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, take
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President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, take a midday break in the water at Kahala Beach in Honolulu. (April 23, 1984)

President George H. Bush jogs near his vacation
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President George H. Bush jogs near his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine. (May 20, 1989)

President George H. W. Bush, center, and first
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President George H. W. Bush, center, and first lady Barbara Bush, right, on their boat in Cape Porpoise, Maine. (July 2, 1989)

President George H. W. Bush and his wife,
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President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, at the Cape Arundel Golf Club on vacation in Maine. (Aug. 8, 1991)

President Clinton at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu.
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President Clinton at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu. (July 11, 1993)

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President Bill Clinton steadies himself on a Secret
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President Bill Clinton steadies himself on a Secret Service agent as he prepares to snorkel at the Hanauma Bay marine life preserve near Honolulu. (July 13, 1993)

President Bill Clinton plays miniature golf with his
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President Bill Clinton plays miniature golf with his daughter, Chelsea, and wife, Hillary, at the Island Cove Mini Golf course in Vineyard Haven, Mass. (Aug. 28, 1993)

President Clinton and daughter Chelsea go for a
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President Clinton and daughter Chelsea go for a horseback ride at the J.Y. Ranch outside Jackson, Wyo. (Aug. 21, 1995)

President Clinton with his wife Hillary and daughter
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President Clinton with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Aug. 12, 1996)

President Clinton, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen.
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President Clinton, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep. Patrick Kennedy in Martha's Vineyard. (Aug. 20, 1997)

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President George W. Bush walks off the 18th
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President George W. Bush walks off the 18th hole with his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and father, former President George H. W. Bush at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. (July 7, 2001)

President George W. Bush fishes near Goose Rock
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President George W. Bush fishes near Goose Rock Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine. (July 8, 2011)

President George W. Bush relaxes after clearing cedar
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President George W. Bush relaxes after clearing cedar from an oak grove at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. (Aug. 9, 2002)

President George W. Bush reels in his catch
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President George W. Bush reels in his catch as his daughter Barbara and fishing guide BIlly Bush look on in Kennebunkport, Maine. (June 30, 2007)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the top of Gay Head Lighthouse while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Aquinnah, Mass. (Aug. 27, 2009)

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President Barack Obama bikes with family and friends,
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President Barack Obama bikes with family and friends, including daughter Sasha, 8, right, while vacation on Martha's Vineyard on Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah, Mass. (Aug. 27, 2009)

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha with their dog, Bo, visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bar Harbor, Maine. (July 17, 2010)

President Barack Obama plays golf at Vineyard Golf
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President Barack Obama plays golf at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard with Washington power broker Vernon Jordan, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Aug. 27, 2010)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Honolulu. (Jan. 2, 2012)

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