After making a public pitch encouraging people to vacation in the Gulf region, the First Family will now spend a weekend there in August, reports ABCNews.com. The First Family will take their vacation the weekend of August 14, the White House announced. “There’s still a lot of opportunity for visitors to come down here, a lot of beaches that are not yet affected or will not be affected,” President Obama said last month in Mississippi. “And we just want to make sure that people who have travel plans down to the Gulf area remain mindful of that, because if people want to know what can they do to help folks down here, one of the best ways to help is to come down here and enjoy the outstanding hospitality.”