After an election year break in vacations to Martha's Vineyard, the President Barack Obama will return to the island off Massachusetts in August for a week-long getaway from the White House.
A White House official said the president and first lady would travel to the summer resort on August 10, staying for a week. The official added that there were no public events currently scheduled for the stay.
Obama and his family traveled to Martha's Vineyard in the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011, though they didn't take the trip last year in the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign. His past trips have included golf, grabbing ice cream with his two daughters, and bicycling around the 100-square-mile island.
Like many presidents on vacation, Obama has withstood some criticism of his Martha's Vineyard sojourns, including from then-GOP primary contender Mitt Romney in 2011.
"I wish the president were in Washington calling back Congress and dealing with the challenges we have," Romney said at an event in New Hampshire.
Martha's Vineyard, as a tony enclave where many of the country's mega-rich keep homes, has also provided Obama's rivals with fuel for their attacks on his vacation choices.
White House officials have argued in response to criticism that a team of advisers follow the president whenever he vacations, making it possible to carry out the duties of the presidency from outside Washington.