Presidential Hobbies: How Some U.S. Presidents Used Their Down Time

By Karen Harris
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton plays a saxophone while some of his supporters sing and dance. Source: (Photo by Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Being the POTUS is not your typical 9-to-5 job. The country’s highest post comes with crazy hours and a whole lot of stress. There certainly isn’t a lot of downtime at the White House. When there was some free time, many of our past presidents used it on their favorite hobbies. We all know that participating in a hobby you enjoy is a great way to relieve stress. Let’s look at the common and not-so-common hobbies of some of our past presidents.