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Best Military Discounts For Summer Travel

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Summer is almost here and there are many ways to save a little bit of money through military discounts. From amusement parks to hotels, here are some of the companies that can help you save a little bit of money during your summer vacations with military discounts. 

Amusement Parks Military Discounts

Amusement parks are the perfect place to go during your summer vacation. There are many different options too. From places filled with roller coaster rides to water park adventures. Here are some of the best amusement park military discounts to take advantage of:

Disneyland and Disney World Military Discounts

Disneyland and Walt Disney World have an amazing military discount on multiple-day Park Hopper passes. They have offered this discount every year and hopefully will continue into the future.

You can buy 3-4 day passes at Disneyland, at either your military installation, or at the park, and 4-5 day passes at Walt Disney World at your military installation or at Shades of Green Military Resort.

These discounts are for active duty military, including the national guard and the reserves, as well as retired military. Each service member or spouse can purchase up to six of these discounted tickets.

Universal Studios Military Discount

Universal Studios has a few discounts depending on the park and where you buy your tickets. At Universal Studios in Hollywood, you may qualify for a military discount when you buy your tickets on your military installation. According to Universal Studios, “Tickets for these specially priced offers must be purchased in advance and can only be obtained from participating Military Ticket Offices throughout the United States.” Discounts may not be offered in person.

SeaWorld Military Discount and Waves of Honor

With the Waves of Honor program, you can qualify for a military discount on tickets to one of the three SeaWorld parks which are in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego, Busch Gardens in Tampa, or Sesame Place. Discounts may vary depending on location according to SeaWorld.

Busch Gardens Military Discount (Williamsburg)

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA offers a special discount for military members. Veterans, retirees, and IRR service members who have previously served with an honorable discharge can receive discounted tickets. You must verify with GovX.

Active duty military including activated or drilling reservists or national guard members that are currently serving may qualify for a Military Pass which is good for visits to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, and Christmas Town.

Dollywood Military Discount

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN offers a military discount for one-day admission for active, retired, disabled veterans, military reservists, spouses, and dependents.

Military Discounts on Hotels

There are many different hotels that also offer military discounts. They will allow you to save a little bit of money on your accommodations, and because of the discount, this may allow you to stay an extra day or two. Here are some of the hotels with discounts to check out this summer:

Best Western

Best Western Hotels and Resorts in North America offer military rates for veterans, and military and government personnel.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels properties include Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Econo Lodges, and more. Choice Hotels offer government rates on one or two-person rates for military personnel, their dependents, and members of several government/military associations.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotels offers government rates to state, federal, and United States Military employees. These Suites are great places to stay during a PCS or for traveling.

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Military Discounts on Air Travel

Some airlines offer a small discount on the price of your flight and others give a break on their baggage claim fees. Here is a little bit about a few of the airlines that offer a military discount:

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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines offers government rates and special military airfare rates.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines offers a discount on tickets to active members of the United States military but you must call to receive this special rate. They also offer active duty military more free bags than civilian customers and offer military medical travel discounts if you have a war-injured immediate family member or domestic partner.

JetBlue Airlines

JetBlue Airlines offers discounts on tickets for active duty military personnel and their immediate family. WeSalute members can receive 5% off of their tickets using WeSalute.

United Airlines

United Airlines offers military discounts to United States military veterans, active duty military, national guard, reserve members, and their families who are signed up with WeSalute.

Activities and Fun

In addition to amusement parks, hotels and airlines, you can find military discounts in your local area. Make sure to check at your local pools, gyms, museums, movie theaters, and restaurants for military discounts. Many of these places do offer a type of discount that you can use this summer.

No matter what your summer plans might be, make sure to check to see if where you are staying or any activities you will be doing offer a military discount. There are many companies out there that do, and all you need to do is ask and show a military ID to receive the discount.