President Obama and his family continued their Christmas tradition in 2015 and vacationed in Hawaii from December 18th through January 2nd. Once again, they rented the Hale Reena Estate in the Kailuana neighborhood of Kailua.
During the busy holiday season, who has time to keep up with President Obama's vacation in Hawaii? Follow this up-to-the-minute timeline of the President's daily activities with photos, press reports and impromptu sightings reported by lucky visitors and residents.
The 5-bedroom Asian style oceanfront estate comes with an oversized pool, spa, steam room, tropical garden and koi pond. It is located in the Castle Point Kailuana neighborhood in Kailua.
This is the original "Winter White House" located a few houses down the street from the Hale Reena in the same Kailuana neighborhood. Although President Obama no longer stays here, its website invites you to "Vacation Like a President". View the Photo gallery.
The Oahu Lani is a large, 10-bedroom, beachfront house located in the middle of Kailua beach about a mile south of the Kailuana neighborhood. Technically neither a "Winter" nor "White House", then-Senator Obama stayed here in August 2008 while he was running for President. View the Photo gallery.
With a Whole Foods conveniently located near his Kailua vacation home, President Obama eats many of his meals at home. When he does head out to a restaurant, it's usually one of his favorites: Alan Wong's, Nobu Waikiki, or Morimoto's. Read more about where President Obama likes to eat in Hawaii.
Believe it or not, this map contains a marker for every single place President Obama has visited since we started keeping track back in 2008. (Except for Bobby Titcomb's house on the North Shore, which we decided to leave off because he's had enough trouble already.)