Travel Firsts

The presidential firsts related to travel milestones.

Visit the Travel by Country page to see the first president to visit each country while in office.

 PresidentNote
First president to visit the U.S. West CoastRutherford B. Hayes
First president to visit all 50 statesRichard M. Nixon
First president to travel outside of the United StatesGeorge WashingtonBarbados, 1751
First president to travel outside of the United States while in officeTheodore RooseveltPanama, 1906
First president to travel to Central AmericaTheodore RooseveltPanama, 1906
First president to travel to South AmericaFranklin D. RooseveltColombia, 1934
First president to travel to EuropeWoodrow WilsonFrance, 1918
First president to travel to AsiaFranklin D. RooseveltIran, 1943
First president to travel to AfricaFranklin D. RooseveltGambia, 1943
First president to visit the NY Stock ExchangeRonald Reagan
First president to meet with a popeWoodrow Wilson
First president to meet with a reigning British monarchWoodrow Wilson

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