Military & Veterans Travel Discounts

Veterans & Military Travel Discounts & Resources

This section is devoted to helping military families with the latest advice on travel –  a central location where our military can find travel deals and discounts and recommendations on what to do, where to go, what to see, and what NOT to leave home without.

In thanks for your service to our country, these hotels and attractions offer you an exclusive Military Discount when you verify your Military Service. Many discounts are available for Active duty, Reserve, National Guard, Military Retirees, Veterans, and Dependents.

Military Discounts

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Veteran Discounts by State

Hotel Discounts for Military Personnel

When military personnel is called into active duty there are times that they will have to travel in order to report on time for duty. Sometimes a soldiers will get to go on leave and spend a month with their family on vacation. Other times military personnel have to travel while on assignment. Whatever the reason for traveling they will need a place to stay. One of the best places for them to stay is one of the many hotels that are scattered across the nation. Military hotel discounts are available for them to enjoy and save money, all they have to do is ask.

One popular hotel chain offers a discount for military personnel who are active, retired, federal employees, foreign government persons, and contractors who are working for the government. The discount for staying comes in the form of a package deal. The personnel receives the discounted room rate along with travel perks. The traveler will receive points for future stays at hotels within the chain, customer service and reservation numbers just for them, offers for in-hotel benefits, and a 10% increase in the points earned for staying with the hotel chain.

Another hotel chain offers similar discounts in the form of a package deal for military personnel. They also extend the offer to all government employees right down to the local level, enlisted and civilian military personnel, hospital and university people who are funded by tax money, and contractors. The people get to enjoy room rates for personnel traveling on official business or for leisure travel. The traveler needs to have a proper identification card before booking. The hotel offer help in obtaining a registration card if the traveler needs help in getting one.

Each hotel chain offers specific rates and perks for military personnel. The one thing in common for all the hotel chains is that when the person checks into the hotel they will need to provide identification showing that they are in the armed forces. Without proper identification, the discount may be withheld from the room rate.

Theme Park Discounts for Miltary & Veterans

  • Kings Island (Ohio) FREE admission July 3rd- 5th + plus discount for family
  • LegoLand(Florida)  FREE single-day admission to LEGOLAND Florida throughout 2015 for active-duty military personnel
  • Adventure Island *(Florida) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents
  • Seaworld* (Florida) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Seaworld* (Santonio) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Sesame Place* (Pennsylvania) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Aquatica* (San Diego) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Water Country USA*(Virginia) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Busch Gardens* (Virginia) FREE single-day admission for active duty member and up to 3 dependents.
  • Knotts (California)  Knott’s Berry Farm Regular admission tickets for only $41.00.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood (California) $3.00 discount off General Admission tickets and $3.00 off 48” and below tickets
  • Wild Adventures (Georgia) 41.00$ (plus tax) for a 2-day visit
  • Cedar Point (Ohio) Active, retired, and honorably discharged members of the Military receive $22 off a regular all-day admission ticket.
  • Hershey Park (Pennsylvania) $20.00 off regular admission
  • Waterville USA (Alabama) $7.00 off regular admission
  • Funtown USA (Maine) $5.00 off each guest in your party before 3:00 PM.
  • Dolly Wood (Tennessee)  30% discount on one-day admission tickets
  • Wet n Wild (Florida) FL residents eligible for FREE upgrade to a “Buy a Day, Get the Year Free” pass

Zoo Discounts for Veterans

  • Birmingham Zoo (Alabama) FREE  admission to the Zoo with proof of military I.D. from July 3 through July 5 for military and their dependents
  • Denver Zoo (Colorado)FREE for veterans and participants in the tour receive discounted zoo admission of $6.00 per person
  • San Diego Zoo (California) FREE 1-Day Pass admission at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park is offered to military personnel.
  • Brookfield Zoo (Illinois) FREE  Admission for Military Personnel
  • LowryPark Zoo (Florida)  FREE members of the military (active-duty, retirees, and veterans) and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit the Zoo for free July 3-5.
  • Bronx Zoo (New York) FREE Total Experience Ticket or General Admission ticket and 50% off discount for up to three family members.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo (Missouri) FREE admission for active military and their families
  • Elmwood Park Zoo (Pennsylvania) FREE for active duty. Veterans will receive a $9.95 admission rate
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (Florida)  10% discount on regular General Admission tickets
  • Philadelphia Zoo  (Pennsylvania)$2.00 per ticket discount for active military
  • Cincinnati Zoo (Ohio) $3 off adults and $2 off children
  • Dallas Zoo (Texas)  $2.00 discount per general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children
  • Zoo Atlanta (Georgia) Receive $4 off general admission for up to 6 people.
  • Phoenix Zoo (Arizona) $3 Off – discount applies only to identified cardholders
  • Minnesota Zoo (Minnesota) $2.00 off adult admission and $1.00 off a child admission
  • Little Rock Zoo (Arkansas) $2 off regular admission
  • Virginia Zoo (Virginia) $10 admission
  • ReidPark Zoo (Arizona)  20% off with military ID

Military Restaurant Discounts

  • Panda Express: 10% off with military ID
  • IHOP: 10% off with military ID
  • Texas Road House – 10% off with military ID
  • Whataburger – e 10% off with military ID
  • Golden Corral: Get 10%off with military ID
  • Denny’s: 10% off with military ID
  • Dairy Queen: Get a 10% off your food and ice cream at select Dairy Queen locations
  • Burger King: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Hooters:  10% off with military ID
  • KFC: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • McDonald’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Pizza Hut: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Sonic: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  •  Taco Bell: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  •  Wendy’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  •  Zaxby’s: 10% off with military ID
  • Subway: 10% off with military ID
  • Applebee’s: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.

Shopping Discounts for Military

  • Zales Jewelry: 10% off discount for active and retired military.
  • Nike Store: Nike offers a 10% in-store discount
  • AutoZone: 10% off your purchase
  • American Eagle Outfitters:  10% off your in-store purchase.the 15th to 22nd of each month
  • Bass Pro Shops: Bass Pro Shops will give you a 10% discount with your military ID.
  • Eddie Bauer: Eddie Bauer offers a 10% discount for active and retired military
  • Radio Shack: 10% discount to active and retired military.
  • Michael’s: 10% off your purchases
  • Advance Auto Parts: 10% off with military ID
  • Forever 21: 10% off
  • Extreme Outfitters – 10-20% on military Gear, online and in Store
  • Foot Locker: 20% off with military ID
  • Hanes Outlet Store: 10% off with Military ID
  • Home Depot: 10% off Year Round, to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family.
  • Hot Topic: 10-20% off with military ID
  • Midas: 10% of
  • Pep Boy: 10% off with military ID
  • Tommy Hilfiger: 10% with valid military ID

*Limit one complimentary admission per year, per person to one park. This offer is available to active military members from the U.S. only.

Airline Military Discounts

Most airlines provide discounted tickets for military travel, but the following sites can provide you with more detailed information.

Military Travel Store
The Military Travel Store offers you 100% financing for all your military travel needs.

  • Your choice of airlines and schedules
  • Military discounts*
  • Special Military Airfares*
  • The best alternative to Space-A Travel

American Airlines
One of the largest airlines offers “Military Fares” in some markets. For more information, contact them at 1-800-433-7300.

Military Cruise Discounts

Cruises are one of the most popular vacation options going, and rates have become more affordable as package deals seek to attract couples and families alike. The following links can provide you with cruise discounts for military personnel. Military Cruise Deals
Follow their easy instructions to find which cruises are offering special military discounts.

Cruise Express Search
Whether it’s the Bahamas or the Mediterranean, a long trip or short excursion, find deals for your next cruise.

Travel Agents and Services

SatoVacations
Navigant/SatoTravel is the leading provider of travel services for the U.S. military and civilian government. Sato Travel provides 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week emergency services through our wholly owned and operated International Service Center (ISC) in San Antonio, Texas. This center is staffed with travel professionals dedicated exclusively to serving the emergency needs of SatoTravel’s military and government travelers.

Discount Travel Center
Provides you with military travel deals, discounts, and more! Includes the ability to search for deals by types of vacation, such as sports, skiing, or family-friendly theme parks.

Events and Attractions

Universal Parks in Orlando, FL
Universal Orlando® offers military discount tickets through participating ITT and ITR offices. No gates discounts are available so tickets much are purchased in advance of your visit.

Skiing and Golf in the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountain Blue at Keystone Resorts, a USAF Academy Services program, offers skiing, golfing, and resort-like lodging for all military personnel and their families.

Yellowstone
Mountain Home Outdoor Adventure Center rents renovated trailers with fully functioning kitchens at Yellowstone National Park from Memorial Day through mid-September.

Inns, Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast Online
Find a B&B in your area that offers a military discount for your weekend getaway.

Caesar’s Pocono Discounts
Couples have had romantic weekends in the Poconos for years. Receive up to a 50% military discount.

Military Car Rental Discounts

National Association for Uniformed Services
This page has information on how to get 10 percent off Avis, and free enrollment in Hertz’s “#1 Club Gold” program.

Military Bus and Train Discounts

Greyhound Lines
Military Fare Discounts – save 10% plus special US round trip fares.

Military Camping Discounts

Campgrounds and RV sites
The Army and other DOD Service Departments operate campgrounds and RV sites throughout the U.S. on military installations and Recreation Areas. This site offers maps and rates of all locations.

Military Hotel Discounts

Attention Government and Military Travelers: Get government rates at Choice Hotels. Book now!

Best Western
With more than 4,000 hotels in 80 countries, there’s probably a Best Western close to where you’re going. They offer discounts to service members and their families, with discount amounts for military travel varying with location and date.

Microtel
For travelers on a tight budget, Microtel offers great rooms at a great price, and even offer free phone calls (including long-distance) and high-speed Internet access. For military travelers, their rates are even lower.

Military Travel
This site will give you a 5% rebate (via PayPal) for booking and prepaying for your hotel through its site. It takes about two weeks after your travels end before you receive the rebate. More

Hotel Discounts
Find out how to get military discounts at more than 4,000 hotels and inns across America.

Space-A Military Travel

The inexpensive way to travel for service members and their families, Space-A is a good way to travel if you have flexibility in your schedule and meet the requirements.Space-A Gateways
Space-A military travel is available at a few select installations worldwide. This site provides you with a list of those locations.

Armed Forces Vacation Club
The AFVC is a “space available” program offering Department of Defense affiliated personnel affordable condominium vacations at over 3,500 resorts around the world, including resort condos for as little as $329 per week.

Military Discount Resort Hotels

Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) full-service resort hotels are Joint Service Facilities that provide quality, wholesome, affordable, family-oriented vacation recreation opportunities to service members, their families, and other authorized patrons (including official travelers) of the Total Defense Force. Enjoy a military vacation discount at one of five spectacular locations:

The Bavarian Alps
http://www.edelweisslodgeandresort.com/

Chesapeake Bay
http://www.capehenryinn.com/

Walt Disney World Resort
Http://www.shadesofgreen.org/

Hawaii
http://www.halekoa.com/

Seoul, Korea
http://www.dragonhilllodge.com/

Australia
Australian vacation packages are available for the exclusive use of Active, Retired and OCONUS the United States military personnel and eligible patrons of Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), ITR, MCCS, and ITT services operated by the United States Department of Defense.

Emergency Military Travel Discounts

Special Travel Assistance
This resource tells you which airlines offer discounted or free tickets when traveling to visit loved ones injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom or to attend a funeral.

Operation Hero Miles
Operation Hero Miles serves as a clearinghouse for information for members of the military, their families, Members of Congress, the airlines, and frequent flyers who wish to donate miles. The web site was started by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. Operation Hero Miles communicates information to the American public, the troops, and their families about the airline donation programs so these soldiers can see their families and loved ones as soon as possible.