President Obama on Friday left the frigid nation’s capital for his final winter vacation in Hawaii as president.
The president, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaPoll: Obama leaves office with 58 percent favorability Cubs celebrate World Series win at White House Obamas make MLK Day visit to homeless shelter MORE and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, boarded Air Force One just before 6 p.m. for the long flight to Honolulu.
When the First Family lands, they’ll find themselves in much warmer climes.
The temperature in Washington when the Obamas departed hovered around 25 degrees. In Honolulu, it was 73 degrees.
The Obamas are expected to spend Christmas and New Year’s in the president’s home state before returning to Washington, D.C.
Before he left, Obama addressed the media during an 87-minute news conference at the White House, where he fielded questions on Russian hacking, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald Trump Martin Luther King's daughter: 'God can triumph over Trump' Trump: Monday will be day one of administration Trump's navy build-up comes with steep price tag MORE, Syria and the future of the Democratic Party.