Waves of Honor
Free for military members and up to three dependents, but these offers are not available at the park. To take advantage of this offer, you must register online at https://wavesofhonor.com. Locations include; Busch Gardens® (Tampa, FL; Williamsburg, VA), Sesame Place® (Langhorne, PA), Sea World® (Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA).
Promotional tickets offered for 4- or five-day passes.
Shades of Green
This is the hotel just for military families on property at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Florida. Shades of Green offers discounted accommodations specific for military members and their families.
Florida and California locations offer free tickets to the military at the gate with no restrictions or blackout dates. They also offer deeply discounted tickets to non-active duty/family members and veterans. You can visit your local military base Tickets and Travel (ITT) office for details.
Hershey Park® (PA)
Save $20 off regular admission. You can download your coupon here.
Howe Caverns (NY)
Daily military discounts are available upon request
Balboa Park (CA)
A San Diego must, be sure to take advantage of the generous military discount
Callaway Gardens (GA)
They offer many discount packages for military families, this is a perfect opportunity to head out on a road trip.
Blue Star Museums
Through a partnership between Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), over 2,000 museums around the country participate in this program that allows free admission for military families. It runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and you can find the list of participants online.
A free annual pass is offered to current military to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.
If you have not yet created an account with this website, what are you waiting for? Vet Tix gives free tickets to military and their families to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, and activities around the country.
Armed Forces Vacation Club offers affordable vacation rentals in numerous destinations worldwide and membership is free.
Don’t forget to also check out your installation MWR or ITT office for a list of attractions near you.
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources.