The White House was shut down for visitors, to save about $70,000 a week, after the sequester went into effect. The sequester isn’t austerity, and even if it was, the White House remains far from austere.
In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013.
President Romney would likely be getting skewered by the press for this.