List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama (2010)

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President Obama with European leaders during the 36th G8 summit in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada in June 2010.

This is a list of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2010, the second year of his presidency as the 44th President of the United States. During 2010, Obama traveled to eight different nation states internationally, in addition to many more trips made domestically within the United States.

This list excludes trips made within Washington, D.C., the U.S. federal capital in which the White House, the official residence and principal workplace of the President, is located. Additionally excluded are trips to Camp David, the country residence of the President, and to the private home of the Obama family in Kenwood, Chicago.

January

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Delaware DelawareWilmingtonJanuary 12President Obama traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, to attend the funeral of Jean Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden.[1]
Massachusetts MassachusettsBostonJanuary 17President Obama traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, to campaign for Martha Coakley in the Senate special election.[2]
Ohio OhioElyriaJanuary 22President Obama traveled to Elyria, Ohio, visiting the Lorain County Community College and emphasizing his political agenda.[3]
Florida FloridaTampaJanuary 28President Obama traveled to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he met with crew helping with the humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, before holding a town hall meeting at the University of Tampa.[4]
Maryland MarylandBaltimoreJanuary 29President Obama traveled to Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he toured local small businesses, delivered a speech on job tax credits, and met with members of the Republican Party.[5]

February

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
New Hampshire New HampshireNashuaFebruary 2President Obama traveled to Nashua, New Hampshire, touring small business before giving a speech at Nashau North High School.[6]
Maryland MarylandLanhamFebruary 5President Obama traveled to Lanham, Maryland, where he toured small businesses and delivered a speech on job creation.[7][8]
Virginia VirginiaLangleyFebruary 5President Obama traveled to Langley, Virginia, to visit the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency to honor victims of the Camp Chapman attack.[9]
Maryland MarylandLanhamFebruary 16President Obama traveled to Lanham, Maryland, where he discussed the future of nuclear power in the United States at a local chapter headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.[10][11]
Colorado ColoradoDenverFebruary 18President Obama traveled to Denver, Colorado. He delivered remarks at a fundraising rally and a fundraising reception for Senator Michael Bennet.[12]
Nevada NevadaLas VegasFebruary 18–19President Obama traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada. He held a town hall meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and then delivered remarks to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.[13]
Maryland MarylandBethesdaFebruary 28President Obama traveled to Bethesda, Maryland for a routine general medical examination at the National Naval Medical Center by Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman and other physicians, who found the president to be "in excellent health." Obama later visited wounded soldiers at the hospital.[14]

March

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Georgia (U.S. state) GeorgiaSavannahMarch 2President Obama traveled to Savannah, Georgia, speaking at the Savannah Technical College and outlining his energy-efficiency program.[15]
Virginia VirginiaArlingtonMarch 5President Obama traveled to Arlington, Virginia, discussing his Administration's policy and the economic situation at the headquarters of Opower, a corporation producing efficient energy use technology.[16]
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaGlensideMarch 8President Obama traveled to Glenside, Pennsylvania, where he discussed health care reform at Arcadia University.[17]
Missouri MissouriSt. LouisMarch 10President Obama traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, where he discussed his plans for health care reform.[18]
Maryland MarylandChevy ChaseMarch 13President Obama traveled to Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he watched his daughter play basketball.[19]
Georgia (U.S. state) GeorgiaAtlantaMarch 13President Obama traveled to Atlanta to discuss his plans for overhaul of the American education system.[20]
Ohio OhioStrongsvilleMarch 15President Obama traveled to Strongsville, Ohio, where he discussed plans for health care overhaul.[21]
Virginia VirginiaFairfaxMarch 19President Obama spoke at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, discussing his plans for health care reform.[22]
Iowa IowaIowa CityMarch 25President Obama spoke at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, where he defended the newly-signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]
Afghanistan AfghanistanBagram, KabulMarch 28President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, flying on Air Force One from Camp David to Bagram Air Base, and then flew on by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul to meet with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the ongoing War in Afghanistan. During his visit, Obama also spoke with troops, and met with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and General Stanley A. McChrystal. Obama previously visited eastern Afghanistan in July 2008, during his campaign in the 2008 presidential election.[24]
Virginia VirginiaAlexandriaMarch 30President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.[25]

April

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Maine MainePortlandApril 1President Obama traveled to Portland, Maine, where he defended the recently-signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[26]
Massachusetts MassachusettsFramingham, BostonApril 1President Obama made a surprise visit to an emergency management bunker in Framingham, Massachusetts, which was coordinating the response to torrential rains flooding nearby areas.[27] Obama later attended two DNC fundraisers, including one at the Boston Opera House (1980).[28]
North Carolina North CarolinaCharlotteApril 2President Obama traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he discussed jobs and the U.S. state of the economy.[29]
Czech Republic Czech RepublicPragueApril 8President Obama traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, to sign the New START treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama also took part in a formal dinner with the heads of government of eleven EU Member States: the Czech Republic plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.[30]
Florida FloridaMerritt Island, MiamiApril 15President Obama traveled to the Kennedy Space Center, where he discussed future plans for space exploration.[31] The President later spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Miami.[32]
California CaliforniaLos AngelesApril 19President Obama spoke at a campaign event for Senator Barbara Boxer.[33]
New York (state) New YorkNew York CityApril 22President Obama spoke on about his plan for financial regulation overhaul at Cooper Union.[34]
North Carolina North CarolinaAshevilleApril 23–25President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama travel to Asheville, North Carolina, for a weekend vacation.[35]
West Virginia West VirginiaBeckleyApril 25President Obama traveled to Beckley, West Virginia, to speak at a memorial for miners lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster.[36]
Iowa IowaFort Madison, Mount Pleasant, OttumwaApril 27President Obama traveled to Fort Madison, Iowa, where he spoke about sustainable energy.[37] The President later made a surprise visit to an organic farm in Mount Pleasant,[38] and visited Ottumwa, where he spoke about financial regulation.[39]
Missouri MissouriMonroe City, Macon, PalmyraApril 28President Obama spoke with local residents as part of a continuing tour of the Midwest.[40] The President later traveled to Macon, where he discussed financial regulation,[41] and Palmyra, where he discussed the problems facing local farmers.[42]
Illinois IllinoisQuincyApril 28As part of a continuing tour of the Midwest, President Obama spoke at Quincy, Illinois, where he discussed future financial regulation legislation in the Senate.[43]

May

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Michigan MichiganAnn ArborMay 1President Obama traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he delivered the commencement speech to University of Michigan graduates at Michigan Stadium.[44][45]
Louisiana LouisianaVeniceMay 2President Obama traveled to Venice, Louisiana while overseeing cleanup operations along the Gulf Coast in response to the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion.[46]
Virginia VirginiaHamptonMay 9President Obama traveled to Hampton, Virginia, where he delivered the commencement address at Hampton University.[47]
New York (state) New YorkBuffalo, New York CityMay 13President Obama traveled to Buffalo, New York, where he discussed economic recovery actions and progress.[48][49] The President later spoke at 1 Police Plaza in New York City.[50]
Ohio OhioYoungstownMay 18President Obama met workers at the V&M Star manufacturing plant in Youngstown, Ohio, and made a speech regarding economic recovery.[51]
New York (state) New YorkWest PointMay 22President Obama discussed a new national security doctrine to a graduating class at the United States Military Academy.[52]
California CaliforniaSan Francisco, FremontMay 25–26President Obama traveled to San Francisco, California, where he spoke at a fundraiser event for Senator Barbara Boxer.[53] The President later spoke about the economy at a Solyndra manufacturing plant in Fremont.[54][55]
Louisiana LouisianaKenner, New Orleans, Port Fourchon, Grand IsleMay 28President Obama traveled to various parts of Louisiana to oversee the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[56][57] He toured affected areas, and met with United States Coast Guard officials and politicians, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, and Louisiana Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter.[58]
Illinois IllinoisElwoodMay 31President Obama traveled to Elwood, Illinois where he planned to give a Memorial Day address at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, although the speech was canceled as a result of a violent thunderstorm.[59]

June

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaPittsburghJune 2President Obama traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he gave a speech about economic recovery at Carnegie Mellon University.[60]
Maryland MarylandHyattsvilleJune 4President Obama traveled to Hyattsville, Maryland, where he gave a speech at a K. Neal International Trunks facility.[61]
Louisiana LouisianaGrand Isle, New OrleansJune 4President Obama made another trip to Louisiana, where he discussed BP's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He discussed the situation at Grand Isle and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.[62][63]
Michigan MichiganKalamazooJune 7President Obama traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he spoke at the commencement ceremony of Kalamazoo Central High School.[64]
Maryland MarylandWheatonJune 8President Obama traveled to Wheaton, Maryland, where he discussed his health care reforms at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center, alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.[65][66]
Mississippi MississippiGulfportJune 14On his fourth trip to the Gulf states since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, President Obama met with Admiral Thad Allen at Coast Guard Station Gulfport in Gulfport, Mississippi.[67]
Alabama AlabamaTheodore, Dauphin Island, Fort MorganJune 14President Obama traveled to Theodore, Alabama as part of his fourth tour of Gulf states since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, where he pronounced that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat. The President later oversaw clean-up efforts in Dauphin Island, before taking a ferry to Fort Morgan.[68][69]
Florida FloridaPensacolaJune 14–15President Obama traveled to Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, as part of his tour of the Gulf states. Obama discussed compensation he would expect from BP in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[69][70][71]
Ohio OhioColumbusJune 18President Obama traveled to Columbus, Ohio, where he celebrated the creation of the 10,000th road construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[72]
Virginia VirginiaArlingtonJune 24President Obama and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, before traveling to the White House.[73]
Canada CanadaHuntsville, TorontoJune 25–27President Obama traveled to Huntsville, Ontario (in the Muskoka region) as part of the 36th G8 summit. The President later traveled to Toronto as part of the G-20 summit meeting.[74][75][76]
Wisconsin WisconsinRacineJune 30President Obama traveled to Racine, Wisconsin, where he hosted a town hall meeting on the state of the economy at Memorial Hall. Before his speech, Obama also made a short surprise visit to O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, where he sampled kringle.[77]

July

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
West Virginia West VirginiaCharlestonJuly 2President Obama traveled to Charleston, West Virginia to attend a funeral service for the late Senator Robert Byrd at the West Virginia State Capitol.[78][79]
Missouri MissouriKansas CityJuly 8President Obama traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, where he talked about the economy, and spoke in support for Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan at the Folly Theater, who is trying to win a Senate election.[80][81]
Nevada NevadaLas VegasJuly 8–9President Obama traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of an effort to help Senator Harry Reid win his re-election campaign, including speaking in support of him at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[82][83]
Michigan MichiganHollandJuly 15President Obama traveled to Holland, Michigan, where he visited a factory of a subsidiary of LG Chem, which is to produce lithium batteries for the Chevrolet Volt.[84][85]
Maine MaineBar Harbor, TremontJuly 16–18President Obama and the First Family traveled to Bar Harbor, Maine for a weekend vacation, including a trip to Acadia National Park and the Bass Harbor Head Light in Tremont.[86][87][88][89]
New Jersey New JerseyEdisonJuly 28President Obama spoke at a small businesses job initiative in Edison, New Jersey.[90][91]
Michigan MichiganDetroit, HamtramckJuly 30President Obama traveled to Detroit, Michigan, where he visited he defended his response to the automotive industry crisis of 2008–2010. Obama spoke at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly factory.[92] He also spoke at a General Motors plant in Hamtramck.[93]

August

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Georgia (U.S. state) GeorgiaAtlantaAugust 2President Obama traveled to Atlanta, Georgia where he spoke on a variety of foreign and domestic issues.[94]
Illinois IllinoisChicagoAugust 5President Obama traveled to Chicago, Illinois, where he helped raise funds for Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias' senatorial election campaign. He also toured the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant, highlighting his response to the automotive industry crisis of 2008–2010.[95][96]
Texas TexasAustin, DallasAugust 9President Obama spoke at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas and later in Dallas, defending the policies of his administration while raising funds for the Democratic Party.[97][98][99]
Florida FloridaPanama CityAugust 14–15President Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha Obama, traveled to Panama City, Florida, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico off the Panama City Beach. (Malia Obama, who was away at summer camp, did not attend.)[100][101]
Wisconsin WisconsinMenomonee Falls, MilwaukeeAugust 16President Obama traveled to Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, where he discussed clean energy manufacturing at ZBB Energy Corp., which is a producer of zinc-bromine flow batteries.[102][103] The President later attended a fundraiser at the U.S. Cellular Arena for Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running for the Governorship.[104][105]
California CaliforniaLos AngelesAugust 16–17President Obama traveled to the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where he attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.[106][107]
Washington (state) WashingtonSeattleAugust 17President Obama traveled to Seattle, Washington, where he met with small business owners at a bakery on Pioneer Square.[108][109] The President later helped raise funds for Patricia Murray, who was campaigning for reelection as a Senator from Washington.[110]
Ohio OhioColumbusAugust 17–18President Obama traveled to Columbus, Ohio, where he spoke on the state of the economy in the Clintonville neighborhood.[111][112] The President later helped raise funds for Governor Ted Strickland, who is campaigning for reelection.[113][114]
Florida FloridaMiamiAugust 18President Obama traveled to Miami, Florida, where helped Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink in her campaign to be elected Governor of Florida.[115]
Massachusetts MassachusettsMartha's VineyardAugust 19–28President Obama and the First Family traveled to Martha's Vineyard - an island in Dukes County off of Cape Cod - as part of a vacation.[116][117][118]
Louisiana LouisianaNew OrleansAugust 29President Obama traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he spoke at the Xavier University of Louisiana on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.[119][120]
Texas TexasEl PasoAugust 31President Obama traveled to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where he talked to troops regarding the Iraq War.[121][122][123]

September

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Wisconsin WisconsinMilwaukeeSeptember 6President Obama traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he delivered a speech discussing plans to improve American infrastructure at Henry Maier Festival Park.[124][125]
Ohio OhioClevelandSeptember 8President Obama traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, where he spoke at the Cuyahoga Community College about the state of the economic recovery.[126][127]
Virginia VirginiaArlington CountySeptember 11President Obama traveled to the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, where he spoke on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.[128][129]
Virginia VirginiaFairfaxSeptember 13President Obama traveled to Fairfax, Virginia, where he spoke about economic recovery efforts in a backyard.[130][131]
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaSeptember 14President Obama traveled to the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he gave a back-to-school pep talk to the students there.[132][133]
Connecticut ConnecticutStamford, GreenwichSeptember 16President Obama traveled to Stamford, Connecticut to speak at a fundraiser for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's campaigning for election to the United States Senate.[134][135] The President later attended a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut.[136][137]
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaSeptember 20President Obama traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he appeared at two fundraiser events for Representative Joe Sestak, who is campaigning to be elected Senator for Pennsylvania.[138][139]
New York (state) New YorkNew York CitySeptember 22–24President Obama traveled to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, where he announced changes to the relationship between the United States and the United Nations and discussed the Millennium Development Goals. He later addressed the United Nations General Assembly.[140][141][142] The President attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser at the Roosevelt Hotel. The President later met with various foreign government officials, including Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of ASEAN countries.[143][144][145][146][147]
New Mexico New MexicoAlbuquerqueSeptember 28President Obama traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he discussed plans to improve education and the economy.[148][149]
Wisconsin WisconsinMadisonSeptember 28President Obama gave a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in support of the Democratic National Committee.[150][151]
Iowa IowaDes MoinesSeptember 29President Obama gave a backyard speech in Des Moines, Iowa, defending the policies of his administration while rallying support for the Democratic Party.[152][153]
Virginia VirginiaRichmondSeptember 29President Obama traveled to Richmond, Virginia, where he gave a speech at a recreation center to drum up support for the Democratic Party.[154][155]

October

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
New Jersey New JerseyCresskillOctober 6President Obama traveled to a private residence in Cresskill, New Jersey, where he spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and called for voters to support the Democratic Party.[156][157]
Maryland MarylandBowieOctober 7President Obama spoke at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, where he gave a speech in support of Governor Martin O'Malley, who is seeking reelection.[158][159]
Illinois IllinoisChicagoOctober 7President Obama traveled to Chicago, Illinois, where he spoke at a fundraiser for Alexi Giannoulias, who is campaigning for election to the United States Senate.[160][161]
Maryland MarylandBladensburgOctober 8President Obama traveled to the town of Bladensburg, Maryland, where he discussed the state of economic recovery at a masonry factory.[162][163]
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaOctober 10President Obama traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he spoke at a Democratic National Committee rally.[164][165]
Florida FloridaCoral GablesOctober 11President Obama traveled to Coral Gables, Florida, for a campaign event for the Democratic Party and Representative Ron Klein.[166][167]
Delaware DelawareWilmingtonOctober 15President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, where they attended a rally/fundraiser at the Grand Opera House in support of Chris Coons and the DSCC.[168][169]
Massachusetts MassachusettsBostonOctober 16President Obama traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, where he spoke at a rally in the Hynes Convention Center in support of Governor Deval Patrick's reelection.[170][171]
Ohio OhioHunting Valley, ColumbusOctober 17President Obama traveled to Hunting Valley, Ohio, where he attended a fundraiser for Governor Ted Strickland, who is seeking reelection. The President later hosted a rally at Ohio State University in Columbus.[172][173]
Maryland MarylandRockvilleOctober 19President Obama spoke at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) dinner in Rockville, Maryland.[174][175]
Oregon OregonPortlandOctober 20President Obama traveled to Portland, Oregon, where he held a rally at the Oregon Convention Center in support of former Governor John Kitzhaber, who is seeking reelection.[176][177]
Washington (state) WashingtonSeattleOctober 21President Obama traveled to Seattle, Washington, where he discussed the state of the economy and women. He later hosted a rally at the University of Washington in support of Senator Patty Murray's reelection.[178][179][180]
California CaliforniaPalo Alto, Atherton, Los Angeles, GlendaleOctober 21–22President Obama traveled to Palo Alto, California, where he hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the private residence of Marissa Mayer, a senior Google employee. The President also raised funds in Atherton for San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who is looking to be elected the new California Attorney General. The President later hosted a fundraiser and a rally at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to support the reelection of Senator Barbara Boxer. The President then traveled to Glendale, where he taped an interview with Univision Radio.[181][182][183][184][185][186][187][188]
Nevada NevadaLas VegasOctober 22President Obama traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he hosted a rally which was organized by Rakitha Hettiarachchi [The Political Campaign Director of Nevada State Democratic Party] to support the reelection of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.[189][190].The rally was considered as one of the most successful political rallies in the history of Nevada State politics.
Minnesota MinnesotaMinneapolisOctober 23President Obama traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he hosted a rally and fundraiser at the University of Minnesota for Mark Dayton, who was running for elected Governor of Minnesota.[191]
Rhode Island Rhode IslandWoonsocket, ProvidenceOctober 25President Obama traveled to Woonsocket, Rhode Island, where he criticized the Republican Party and defended the policies of his Administration. The President later hosted a fundraiser for the DCCC at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.[192][193][194][195]
Maryland MarylandBeltsvilleOctober 29President Obama traveled to Beltsville, Maryland, where he toured a sheet metal factory, discussing the state of the economy.[196][197]
Virginia VirginiaCharlottesvilleOctober 29President Obama traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, where he campaigned in support of Representative Tom Periello, who is campaigning for reelection.[198][199]
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaOctober 30President Obama traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he held a rally in support of fellow Democrats at Temple University.[200][201]
Connecticut ConnecticutBridgeportOctober 30President Obama traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he spoke at a Democratic rally at Arena at Harbor Yard.[202][203]
Illinois IllinoisChicagoOctober 30President Obama traveled to Chicago, Illinois, where he addressed a rally at the Midway Plaisance in support of Democratic candidates.[204][205]
Ohio OhioClevelandOctober 31President Obama traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, where he spoke at a Democratic rally at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center.[206][207]

November

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
India IndiaMumbai, New DelhiNovember 6–9President Obama traveled to Mumbai, India, as part of a trip to Asia. The President commemorated the 2008 Mumbai attacks, visited the Mani Bhavan Museum, and hosted various business activities at the Oberoi Trident. The President later hosted a town hall meeting at St Xavier's College. During his stay in Mumbai, the President stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, which had previously been a terrorist target. The President proceeded to New Delhi, where he visited Humayun’s Tomb and met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He also addressed the joint session of the Indian Parliament and participated in a state dinner hosted by Indian's president Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India.[208][209][210][211][212][213][214][215][216][217][218][219]
Indonesia IndonesiaJakartaNovember 9–10President Obama traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. The President had bilateral meetings with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Istana Negara. Later in the trip, the President visited the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta and delivered a speech at the University of Indonesia as a follow up to his 2009 A New Beginning speech.[220][221][222][223][224][225]
South Korea South KoreaSeoulNovember 10–12President Obama traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While there, the President attended a Veterans Day ceremony at the Yongsan Garrison and had bilateral meetings with President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House. The President later attended G-20 summit meeting at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center.[226][227][228][229][230][231]
Japan JapanTokyo, Yokohama, KamakuraNovember 12–14President Obama traveled after his arrival in Tokyo to Yokohama, Japan as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While in Yokohama, the President attended an APEC summit meeting with several national leaders held at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel and Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center. He also held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines of the summit making joint press announcements. The President visited the famous statue of Amida Buddha located at the temple of Kōtoku-in in the city of Kamakura.[232][233]
Portugal PortugalLisbonNovember 19–20President Obama traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to attend to the NATO summit meeting. Obama met with President Aníbal Cavaco Silva at Belém Palace, and later held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister José Sócrates. The President later attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on the sidelines.[234][235][236][237][238]
Indiana IndianaKokomoNovember 23President Obama and Vice President Biden arrived at Grissom Air Reserve Base before traveling to a Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana. Obama touts his administration's response to the automotive crisis. Obama and Biden also made surprise visits to the Kokomo Fire Department, Sycamore Elementary School, and Gingerbread House Bakery.[239][240]

December

Country/
U.S. state
Areas visitedDate(s)Notes
Afghanistan AfghanistanBagramDecember 3President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he thanked United States soldiers for their contributions to the war at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram, Parwān Province.[241][242][243][244]
North Carolina North CarolinaWinston-SalemDecember 6President Obama traveled to Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, calling for increased focus on science and education and saying that the United States faces another "Sputnik moment".[245][246]
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