Popular or not, presidents do go on vacation–regardless of what’s going on in America.
And where the presidents go, the press and the locals will follow.
This weekend, all eyes were on the Obamas as they toured Bar Harbor, Me., where they wasted no time exploring the seaside, whether it was cycling, taking a boat out on Frenchman Bay or dining on lobster and shrimp at a harbor-front table.
With just two full days on their itinerary, the first family also made room for an area favorite: the summit of Cadillac Mountain.
For this abbreviated trip, the Obamas stayed in a hotel, but perhaps Maine vacation rentals will be more suitable if they decide to explore the Acadia National Park further.
They might consider the featured Bar Harbor vacation rental, an All-American oceanfront estate with south-facing views of the mansion-studded shoreline, passing cruise ships and the Porcupine Islands chain. It’s only one mile from the entrance of Acadia National Park, ideal for the family who took advantage of its many hiking trails.
Finally, the home sits at the end of a 1,000-foot driveway, hidden from the prying eyes of the public. Because even the president needs some alone time.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.