SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – President Obama is on the West coast, making appearances in Oregon, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is expected to arrive in San Diego Saturday night.
President Obama is scheduled to spend Saturday and Sunday in San Diego, but the reason for the visit remains a bit of a mystery.
The White House has confirmed Air Force One will land around 8 p.m., at Miramar on Saturday with President Obama on board.
There are no planned public appearances while he is in San Diego, but rumor has it, he will be staying in the Rancho Santa Fe area.
On Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at the Rancho Valencia Hotel and Spa, where President Obama is rumored to be staying during his San Diego visit.
Emily Kelly works at Cafe Positano, inside a shopping center just down the street.
“I think he’s been through a lot of hard work and needs a vacation, and what better place to come than sunny San Diego,” she said.
Kelly said she had not noticed any secret service or other suspicious activity in the area.
“Haven’t seen any secrete service. Nobody suspicious in a suit, I don’t think,” she said.
Natalie Maxwell owns a Floral Palatte. She said it’s exciting to know the president may be staying nearby this weekend. She even has some tips if the rumors turn out to be true.
“Maybe have a glass of rose at Dolce, right in the plaza, and then come here for flowers” she said.
The last time Obama visited San Diego was back in May of 2014, when he held a fundraiser at Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacob’s La Jolla home.
This time around, Obama is reportedly in town on vacation.
White House officials will not disclose details of his visit, but signs seem to point to Rancho Valencia because its partly owned by the Jacobs family.
Rates at the five star luxury hotel start around $600 a night, and private villas are in the thousands.
As for what else the president could be up to while in San Diego, some have said that perhaps a round of golf at Torrey Pines, or The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe.
Neither courses or Rancho Valencia will confirm a presidential visit, but if there is one, you can be sure they will be ready.
CBS News 8 will be covering President Obama’s arrival on Saturday.