The Latest: Obama, daughters go to breakout room after lunch

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s annual two-week vacation in Hawaii (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

After dining at Side Street Inn for lunch, the President, his daughters, and family friends took a short drive over to Breakout Waikiki for some afternoon fun. The venue, described as “Hawaii’s first live-action escape room,” is located on block away from the famous Waikiki Beach on the south shore of Oahu.

Upon seeing the motorcade driving down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, dozens of tourists followed the vehicles, hoping to catch a glimpse of the President.

Breakout rooms are realistic puzzle-based spaces where patrons are “trapped” in a room and must work as a team to break out. These establishments are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.


1:30 p.m.

President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, are eating lunch today at Side Street Inn with family friends. The restaurant, located in the middle of Honolulu, is a popular place for locals and tourists alike.

The traffic in Honolulu is busy today with weekend beach goers and last-minute holiday shoppers at the Ala Moana Shopping Center nearby.


9:40 a.m.

President Barack Obama is at the gym this morning for a Christmas Eve workout.

Despite thick cloud cover over the Ko’olau Mountain Range, the sun is shining brightly on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii where the president goes for his daily workout routine.

The roads near the first family’s vacation rental home in Kailua are quieter than usual this morning, although several small groups of people still waited on the side of the road to wave and photograph the presidential motorcade driving by.

The Obamas are spending their annual two-week winter vacation on the island of Oahu in Obama’s home state.