Fit for a President | RTX Exclusive Destinations

Visit these RTX destinations loved by U.S. presidents as hometowns or vacation spots.

Pine Mountain, Georgia was a favorite vacation getaway for Franklin D. Roosevelt; so much so that 9,000 acres of the mountainous area including his vacation home site are now part of the largest state park in Georgia which is also named for him. There are many destinations are well known as either beloved homes or favorite vacation spots of presidents. If you’re into history or politics, or just want to see what our nation’s leaders loved about certain places, check out these presidential destinations for your next RTX vacation.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Since the 1920s, the Kennedy name has been prominent in the Cape Cod town of Hyannis Port, where the summer home was built that is now known as the Kennedy Compound, with three houses on six acres of waterfront property. The Compound was a favorite retreat of 35th President John F. Kennedy during his White House tenure. This political powerhouse family certainly had an impact on the small town of Hyannis Port, and now visitors can walk the 1.6 mile self-guided Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trial to see 10 landmarks related to the Kennedy’s history in the area. Tour maps are available at the JFK Hyannis Museum and there is an audio version available for smart phones. Contact RTX to explore the Kennedy’s Cape Cod today.

Monticello & Montpelier, Virginia

Virginia is well known for attracting history buffs, from the historic sites of Williamsburg and Jamestown to civil war battlegrounds and landmarks throughout the state. President Thomas Jefferson’s influence can be seen around the town of Charlottesville. His nearby home of Monticello, known as his masterpiece, is open daily so that visitors can tour the home and explore the grounds. In Charlottesville, a stroll around the campus of the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, is another step back in time. Jefferson’s successor, James Madison, who has a Virginia university named in his honor, spent his retirement with his wife Dolley at the family estate Montpelier, in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Well known for its natural hot springs as well as for horse racing and gaming, Hot Springs also has the designation of being 42nd President Bill Clinton’s childhood home. See the homes where young Clinton spent his childhood and teenage years, as well as the high school where he played in the marching band. Hike the West Mountain Loop Trail, where the view is one of the former president’s favorites in the Hot Springs National Park. Grab a burger and milkshake at Clinton’s favorite diner, or enjoy a plate of barbecue at McClard’s, sill Clinton’s favorite ‘cue joint today.

Oahu, Hawaii

In case you needed an excuse to visit Hawaii, 44th President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu on Oahu Island. As a kamaaina, or someone who is native born to Hawaii, some of the places Obama has visited on recent trips to his home state include Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay and Nuuanu Pali Lookout. The current president enjoys hitting the greens at several golf courses on Oahu and also savors traditional Hawaiian dishes and snacks like a plate lunch, shaved ice and SPAM musubi. Visit Hawaii with RTX and create your own presidential quality vacation.

 

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