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Obama Hawaii Vacation 2010: A Look Back At Their Hawaii Vacations (PHOTOS, POLL)

First Posted: 12/18/10 11:16 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

With the news on Friday that Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and dog Bo will head to Hawaii on Saturday, it seemed like an appropriate time to take a look back at the first family's time in Hawaii over the years.

Since entering the public eye, the Obamas have quite literally made a splash on the island chain (remember the famous body-surfing picture from 2008?).

Obama traveled there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate, again when he was president-elect, and several times since then.

Take a look at the photos below and tell us which is your favorite Obama in Hawaii moment.

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  • August 2008

    Then a presidential candidate, President Obama made news when he body surfed at Sandy Beach in Honolulu in August 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

  • August 2008

    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • August 2008

    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • August 2008

    This photo caused a frenzy: <em>Washingtonian</em> magazine splashed a photo of a shirtless Obama in his swimsuit on the cover of its May issue. The headline declared: "Our new neighbor is hot." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

  • August 2008

    Obama visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii in August 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • August 2008

    Obama and friend visited the famous Pali Lookout that same vacation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

  • August 2008

    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

  • August 2008

    Obama and friends picnicked at the Lookout that same day. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • December 2008

    President-elect Barack Obama watches his putt on the 18th hole December 29, 2008 in Kailua, Hawaii. (Photo by Joaquin Siopack-Pool/Getty Images)

  • December 2008

    President-elect Barack Obama embraces his elder daughter Malia as younger daughter Sasha looks on before entering the Honolulu Zoo on December 30, 2008 in Honolulu. (Photo by Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)

  • December 2009

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One upon their arrival at the Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 24, 2009 for Christmas vacation. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2009

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wear traditional Hawaiian leis upon arrival in Honolulu on December 24, 2009. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2009

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Marine Corp Base mess hall to greet soldiers and their family member on Christmas Day 2009 in Kailua. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2009

    In this New Year's Eve 2009 photo, President Barack Obama makes a putt on the ninth green during his golf match at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

  • December 2009

    President Barack Obama (R) and his daughters leave Windward shopping mall after watching the movie 'Avatar' in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on December 31, 2009. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2010

    Obama looks on as his daughter Malia waits for her order of shave ice at Island Snow store in Kailua, Hawaii, on January 1, 2010. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

  • January 2010

    Like father, like daughter. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2010

    Obama has shave ice with his daughters Malia and Sasha outside Island Snow store in Kailua, Hawaii, on January 1, 2010. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2010

    The Obamas visit the zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 3, 2010. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2010

    En route back to Washington, the president and first lady stop for a photo op on January 3, 2010. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Alan Wong's Restaurant after dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama and friends on December 29, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawai. (Photo by Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    US President Barack Obama watches his shot as he plays golf on the 9th hole at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, December 28, 2010. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    (Photo by Cory Lum - Pool/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    US President Barack Obama points his finger alongside friends Bobby Titcomb (L) and Eric Whitaker (R) as a golfing partner makes his putt on the 9th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, December 28, 2010. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    US President Barack Obama eats a shave ice alongside his daughter Malia as he takes his daughters and family friends to Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii, December 27, 2010. Obama is spending the last days of the year vacationing with his family in Hawaii. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 2010

    U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gesture as they greet members of the US Military and their families at Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on December 25, 2010 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Obama arrived on December 22 in his native Hawaii for a low-key vacation with his family through the winter holidays. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Pool/Sipa Press USA)

  • December 2010

    (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Pool/Sipa Press USA)

  • December 2010

    (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Pool/Sipa Press USA)

  • January 2011

    U.S. President Barack Obama holds Sasha Obama's hand as first family and friends visit the Honolulu Zoo on January 3, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Obama's are on the last day of an 11-day family vacation in Hawaii. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    President Barack Obama and the first family leave the East-West Center after visiting an exhibit about the President's mother's anthropological work in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • January 2011

    (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    U.S. President Barack Obama along with first family and friends visit the Honolulu Zoo on January 3, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Cory Lum-Pool/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    US President Barack Obama eats a shaved ice with his daughter Sasha (L) and family and friends at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii, January 3, 2011, on the last day of his two-week vacation. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 2011

    US First Lady Michelle Obama eats a shave ice at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii, January 3, 2011, on the last day of his two-week vacation with US President Barack Obama and family. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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