Jul 10, 6:32 PM EDT

Obama books summer getaway on Martha's Vineyard

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has booked a two-week summer getaway for his family on the picturesque Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.

The White House says Obama will head north on Aug. 9 and stay until Aug. 24, when he returns to Washington. It will be the longest summer vacation of his presidency.

Obama and his family have sought rest and relaxation on the well-to-do island all but one summer since he became president.

The exception was 2012, the year of his re-election campaign.

Obama spends most of his time on Martha's Vineyard playing golf, taking his family to the beach and on bike rides, dining out with friends and treating first lady Michelle Obama to date nights.

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