Things to Do in May

While you wait for summer’s official arrival, there are still plenty of things heating up in May. Don’t miss May’s must-dos like the Kentucky Derby, National Bike Month, Cinco de Mayo and more.

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Air Force One

Air Force One

Little known fact: There's more than one "Air Force One." In fact, when the president is aboard any Air Force aircraft, it’s called Air Force One. The president's air-transport fleet consists of 5 helicopters and 2 specially-configured Boeing 747-200B aircrafts, each with 3 levels, 4,000 square feet, 85 telephones, 19 televisions and the capability to refuel in midair. 960 1280

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Gridlock

Gridlock

Traffic is expected in NYC, but things really grind to a halt when the president's 35-car motorcade is trying to make its way through Midtown. 960 1280

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Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria

Presidents and their families have been staying at the Waldorf Towers Apartment in NYC since Herbert Hoover's visit in 1931. The $10,000 presidential suite has been furnished by donations from past presidents, and the décor includes Reagan's oval mirror and Kennedy's rocking chair. 960 1280

  

Ill Mulino

Ill Mulino

Greenwich Village's Il Mulino is known for the "best pasta in town." The 17-table restaurant shut down when Presidents Obama and Clinton dined together, ordering the branzino (European sea bass) and the famous daily special of homemade pasta with fresh shrimp, respectively. 960 1280

  

Equinox

Equinox

A stone's throw from the White House, the Obamas enjoyed one of their famous date nights at Equinox, reportedly celebrating the First Lady's birthday at a corner table over truffled mac and cheese. 960 1280

  

Presidential Dessert

Presidential Dessert

Renowned chef Todd Gray prepares George H. W. Bush's favorite strawberry rhubarb cobbler in the Equino kitchen. 960 1280

  

Five Guys

Five Guys

Minutes away from the White House, President Obama gets a rock-star reception when he stops in for a large order of burgers and fries. 960 1280

jkbrooks85, flickr  

The Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn

Chefs in the Grove Park Inn kitchen prepared a family-style breakfast for the Obamas' private couples weekend. The Asheville, NC, inn -- which has hosted 10 presidents since 1913 -- is known for its world-famous spa carved into the Blue Ridge Mountains with temperature-controled waterfalls. 960 1280

  

Grove Park Inn Golf Club

Grove Park Inn Golf Club

Breanne Hall, the head professional at the Grove Park Inn Golf Club, was more than happy to give President Obama a quick lesson on the 16th green during his 3-day stay at the world-class resort. 960 1280

  

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

The Obamas caused quite a scene when they arrived with friends at Asheville's Corner Kitchen for some North Carolina mahi mahi, lobster tacos, corn and crab chowder and fried oysters. 960 1280

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Pat's King of Steaks

Pat's King of Steaks

Both Presidents Obama and Clinton made stops at Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia during their campaigns. Unfortunately, presidential nominee John Kerry made a gaffe when he ordered his with Swiss cheese instead of cheese whiz. 960 1280

  

Crawford, Texas

Crawford, Texas

President Bush's favorite escape was to his ranch in Crawford, TX, where he hosted US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his wife Rebecca in August 2007. 960 1280

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Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard

The tiny island off the coast of Massachusetts has been a popular presidential vacation destination for many reasons. Chief among them? It's easier to secure a place you can only get to by ferry or plane. While the presidents usually opt for private estates, secret service has been known to take over 60 rooms at the Wesley. 960 1280

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The Bite

The Bite

President Clinton would enjoy friend delicacies and savory New England clam chowder from this family-run shack, a Martha's Vineyard seafood institution for nearly 25 years. 960 1280

  

Nancy's

Nancy's

The Obamas stopped at Nancy's restaurant in the resort town of Oak Bluffs while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. His must-have? Fried shrimp. 960 1280

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Hawaii

Hawaii

The Obamas vacationed in Hawaii, where the president was raised, staying at the $7,000/night Plantation Estate in Kileau Beach. The luxury property boasts a pool, gym, state-of-the-art electronics and a manmade lagoon. 960 1280

  

Island Snow

Island Snow

After Obama treated his girls (and himself) to some shaved ice, Island Snow started offering a "Snowbama" made from his favorite flavors: lemon-lime, guava-orange and cherry. 960 1280

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Tropical Farms

Tropical Farms

When the Obamas visited Tropical Farms for some coffee and macadamia nuts, coconut husker Chief Sielu was warned that his coconut-cutting "pocket knife" was too dangerous to come near the president. 960 1280

  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

The Clintons took a break from Martha's Vineyard and headed west to horseback ride and camp under the stars in Wyoming. 960 1280

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Air Force One

Air Force One

Little known fact: There's more than one "Air Force One." In fact, when the president is aboard any Air Force aircraft, it’s called Air Force One. The president's air-transport fleet consists of 5 helicopters and 2 specially-configured Boeing 747-200B aircrafts, each with 3 levels, 4,000 square feet, 85 telephones, 19 televisions and the capability to refuel in midair. 960 1280

Vince Alongi, Flickr   

Gridlock

Gridlock

Traffic is expected in NYC, but things really grind to a halt when the president's 35-car motorcade is trying to make its way through Midtown. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria

Presidents and their families have been staying at the Waldorf Towers Apartment in NYC since Herbert Hoover's visit in 1931. The $10,000 presidential suite has been furnished by donations from past presidents, and the décor includes Reagan's oval mirror and Kennedy's rocking chair. 960 1280

  

Ill Mulino

Ill Mulino

Greenwich Village's Il Mulino is known for the "best pasta in town." The 17-table restaurant shut down when Presidents Obama and Clinton dined together, ordering the branzino (European sea bass) and the famous daily special of homemade pasta with fresh shrimp, respectively. 960 1280

  

Equinox

Equinox

A stone's throw from the White House, the Obamas enjoyed one of their famous date nights at Equinox, reportedly celebrating the First Lady's birthday at a corner table over truffled mac and cheese. 960 1280

  

Presidential Dessert

Presidential Dessert

Renowned chef Todd Gray prepares George H. W. Bush's favorite strawberry rhubarb cobbler in the Equino kitchen. 960 1280

  

Five Guys

Five Guys

Minutes away from the White House, President Obama gets a rock-star reception when he stops in for a large order of burgers and fries. 960 1280

jkbrooks85, flickr  

The Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn

Chefs in the Grove Park Inn kitchen prepared a family-style breakfast for the Obamas' private couples weekend. The Asheville, NC, inn -- which has hosted 10 presidents since 1913 -- is known for its world-famous spa carved into the Blue Ridge Mountains with temperature-controled waterfalls. 960 1280

  

Grove Park Inn Golf Club

Grove Park Inn Golf Club

Breanne Hall, the head professional at the Grove Park Inn Golf Club, was more than happy to give President Obama a quick lesson on the 16th green during his 3-day stay at the world-class resort. 960 1280

  

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

The Obamas caused quite a scene when they arrived with friends at Asheville's Corner Kitchen for some North Carolina mahi mahi, lobster tacos, corn and crab chowder and fried oysters. 960 1280

Steve and Sara, flickr   

Pat's King of Steaks

Pat's King of Steaks

Both Presidents Obama and Clinton made stops at Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia during their campaigns. Unfortunately, presidential nominee John Kerry made a gaffe when he ordered his with Swiss cheese instead of cheese whiz. 960 1280

  

Crawford, Texas

Crawford, Texas

President Bush's favorite escape was to his ranch in Crawford, TX, where he hosted US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his wife Rebecca in August 2007. 960 1280

Getty  

Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard

The tiny island off the coast of Massachusetts has been a popular presidential vacation destination for many reasons. Chief among them? It's easier to secure a place you can only get to by ferry or plane. While the presidents usually opt for private estates, secret service has been known to take over 60 rooms at the Wesley. 960 1280

iStock  

The Bite

The Bite

President Clinton would enjoy friend delicacies and savory New England clam chowder from this family-run shack, a Martha's Vineyard seafood institution for nearly 25 years. 960 1280

  

Nancy's

Nancy's

The Obamas stopped at Nancy's restaurant in the resort town of Oak Bluffs while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. His must-have? Fried shrimp. 960 1280

Getty  

Hawaii

Hawaii

The Obamas vacationed in Hawaii, where the president was raised, staying at the $7,000/night Plantation Estate in Kileau Beach. The luxury property boasts a pool, gym, state-of-the-art electronics and a manmade lagoon. 960 1280

  

Island Snow

Island Snow

After Obama treated his girls (and himself) to some shaved ice, Island Snow started offering a "Snowbama" made from his favorite flavors: lemon-lime, guava-orange and cherry. 960 1280

Pool  

Tropical Farms

Tropical Farms

When the Obamas visited Tropical Farms for some coffee and macadamia nuts, coconut husker Chief Sielu was warned that his coconut-cutting "pocket knife" was too dangerous to come near the president. 960 1280

  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

The Clintons took a break from Martha's Vineyard and headed west to horseback ride and camp under the stars in Wyoming. 960 1280

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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave the paparazzi and dozens of anxious spectators their first glimpse of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces – as they walked outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, on May 2, 2015. 960 1280

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Airport’s military terminal for a windy start to their tour on April 7, 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a 3-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, their first official trip overseas with their son. 960 1280

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge joined 10 other babies and their parents for a playdate at the Government House, the principal residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. With George being just 8 months old, his first major royal engagement involved lots of toys and attempting to eat his mother’s famous locks. 960 1280

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The royal baby has finally arrived! Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, as they stand outside St. Mary's Hospital, in central London. 960 1280

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. 960 1280

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Prince Harry walks with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as they view areas of the boardwalk that have been repaired in Seaside Heights, a beach town in New Jersey hit by Hurricane Sandy. 960 1280

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During a visit to the US, Prince Harry visits Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. 960 1280

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Prince Harry plays sitting volleyball with members of the British Warrior Games team, before the opening of the Warrior Games at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style competition featuring injured servicemen and women from the US, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. 960 1280

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Prince Harry kneels down at the bottom of a pyramid of cheerleaders, US and British military officials and near the U.S. Air Force Academy mascot "The Bird" at the academy in Colorado Springs, CO. 960 1280

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The royal couple visit Singapore Botanical Gardens on their Diamond Jubilee tour. 960 1280

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks past the super trees during a visit to Gardens By The Bay as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour in Singapore. 960 1280

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tour the Kranji War Memorial in Signapore on their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East. 960 1280

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travel in a special boat vehicle as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. 960 1280

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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, ride a traditional war canoe as they arrive in Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands. 960 1280

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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, cross a bridge at the Borneo Rainforest Research Center in Danum Valley on the island of Borneo. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. 960 1280

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge reviews a Guard of Honour as he visits the Istana on day 1 of their Diamond Jubilee tour in Singapore. 960 1280

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Albert II of Monaco and official team GB ambassador Robin Cousins watch Synchronized Swimming at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 960 1280

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Prince Harry talks to Gold medal winning rower Sophie Hosking at Team GB House in the Westfield Centre at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 960 1280

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Carole Coe, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips watch the Track Cycling at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games. 960 1280

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Zara Phillips (Queen’s granddaughter) of Great Britain rides High Kingdom after competing in the Individual Jumping Equestrian Final of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. 960 1280

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth watches the morning session of the swimming at the Aquatics Centre during her visit to the London 2012 Olympic Games. 960 1280

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Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge, meets Great Britain’s sailing gold-medalist Ben Ainslie at the Weymouth & Portland venue near Weymouth Harbor. 960 1280

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The Duchess of Cambridge was in the audience to witness Romanian gymnast Sandra Raluca Izbasa compete in the women’s vault final during the Artistic Gymnastics at the North Greenwich in London. 960 1280

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Prince William talks to silver-medalist kayaker Jessica Fox of Australia during a visit to the Team Great Britain house. Will and Kate requested the visit be arranged in order to allow them to say thank you to volunteers for playing their part in the staging of the games. 960 1280

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The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge join in with the crowd to do “the wave” at the Velodrome. 960 1280

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Prince Harry talks with athletes, including Great Britain's Jessica Ennis (3rd from R) during a visit to Team Great Britain’s flats in Olympic Village, located in Stratford. 960 1280

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Will and Kate hug in excitement after the British men’s cycling team breaks a world record during a qualifying round at the Velodrome. 960 1280

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Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice watch the cross-country equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 960 1280

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Victoria Barracks during a medal parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards Regiment in Windsor, UK. 960 1280

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, rows a dragon boat across Dalvay Lake in Charlottetown, Canada. The royal couple’s trip to North America included touring more remote areas of Canada, such as Prince Edward Island, Yellowknife and Calgary. 960 1280

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The Duke of Cambridge takes a shot while playing hockey while his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, cheers him on in Yellowknife, Canada. 960 1280

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The royal couple, in cowboy attire, joined millions of Canadians taking part in Canada Day celebrations. 960 1280

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Dressed to the nines, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the 2011 BAFTA Brits in Los Angeles. 960 1280

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Prince William shows off his equestrian skills in the Foundation Polo Challenge in Santa Barbara, CA. 960 1280

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend Royal Ascot in Ascot, England. 960 1280

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, pose for a photo with members of the Canadian Forces flight crew after arriving in Calgary, Canada, during their first joint overseas tour. 960 1280

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Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry wave to the crowd at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee. 960 1280

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave to the crowd from the royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in London. 960 1280

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Queen Elizabeth II share a laugh during a children's sporting event while in Vernon Park, Nottingham for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. 960 1280

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Torchbearer Scott Moorhouse, a Paralympic javelin thrower, hands the Olympic flame to Jay Kamiraz while standing with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. 960 1280

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Queen Elizabeth II takes center stage to say a few words during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games at Olympic Stadium. 960 1280

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a cross-country equestrian event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. 960 1280

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Grand Cayman - October 2012

Grand Cayman - October 2012

Rebecca H. from Indiana 960 1280

  

Grand Cayman - October 2012

Grand Cayman - October 2012

Rebecca H. from Indiana 960 1280

  

Cabo San Lucas - Travel Like a VIP 2012

Cabo San Lucas - Travel Like a VIP 2012

Linda T. from Georgia 960 1280

  

Cabo San Lucas - Travel Like a VIP 2012

Cabo San Lucas - Travel Like a VIP 2012

Linda T. from Georgia 960 1280

  

Spain - May 2012

Spain - May 2012

Margaret L. from New Jersey 960 1280

  

Spain - May 2012

Spain - May 2012

Margaret L. from New Jersey 960 1280

  

Spain - May 2012

Spain - May 2012

Margaret L. from New Jersey 960 1280

  

Belize - April 2012

Belize - April 2012

Linda M. from Connecticut 960 1280

  

Belize - April 2012

Belize - April 2012

Linda M. from Connecticut 960 1280

  

St. Lucia - January 2012

St. Lucia - January 2012

Lynn M. from Tennessee 960 1280

  

Singapore - November 2011

Singapore - November 2011

Mark L. from Kansas 960 1280

  


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