Many businesses provide veterans with military discounts and other benefits when they come and shop with them.
Resorts and attractions are some of the businesses on that list, and this summer is the perfect time to consider sending a veteran you love on vacation and giving them some much-needed and deserved rest. Here is a list of 10 resorts and attractions that offer military discounts to veterans and active military.
Pechanga Resort Casino
Pechanga Resort Casino is a luxury resort and casino located in Temecula, California. It features over 4,000 slots, a 43-table poker room and a 700-seat bingo facility on the casino side. The resort side features exciting nightlife activities, thrilling entertainment for the whole family, 20 restaurants and bars, a luxurious spa and a 4.5-acre pool complex with lagoon and waterslides. If you want a fun place to send a military family or you are a retired or active military member, this resort and casino offers a 10 percent military discount on all its luxury accommodations.
Branson, Missouri Attractions and Resorts
Branson, Missouri is well-known for its love of veterans. Almost all the hotels, resorts and lodges in this city offer 20 percent military discounts. Even Branson’s vacation homes and rental businesses offer a nightly discount of 10 percent.
Most of Branson’s attractions, like Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Hollywood Wax Museum, Silver Dollar City, White Water and the Titanic Museum, all provide military discounts, as well as most of the city’s restaurants and car rental places.
This city constantly holds military celebrations, puts on military parades, provides nightly entertainment and music and so much more. It’s the perfect place for military families to get away.
Caesars Entertainment chain in Las Vegas provides a 10 percent military discount to all active duty and retired military service members at all its resorts and casinos. This includes Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Bally’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, The LINQ, The Cromwell and Rio. The military discount works on top of any of the promotions and discounts going on for the chain already and several of the restaurants, spa services and included attractions give additional benefits like complimentary meals and discounted shopping.
If you sign up for the Total Rewards Salute card, you may also get extra upgrades on your rooms and other services in addition to your military discount.
Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge is a nationwide chain that offers up to a 30 percent military discount at most of its locations. This is a family-oriented lodge that features indoor water parks, exciting family shows and other kid-centered attractions. Active and retired military veterans will find these lodges to be a great place to take the young kids in their family year-round at a great price. Great Wolf Lodge locations include Anaheim, Atlanta, Charlotte, Boston, Bloomington, Virginia and more.
Urban Adventure Quest
The Urban Adventure Quest is a fun, interactive scavenger hunt and a unique way to sightsee in major cities in the U.S. This attraction takes you all around the city’s monuments, museums and parks at a 25 percent military discount.
Cayo Espanto is a beautiful private-island, sea-front resort located off the coast of Belize. It features the very best luxury has to offer like private pools, over-water bungalows, villas, personal chefs and even private butlers. Cayo Espanto offers a 10 percent military discount for active and retired military members. It would be an experience not soon forgotten by anyone.
If you are looking for a more unique vacation and want to do a bit of traveling, Tourist Israel provides U.S. military members with a 10 percent discount on its 8-day package tours of Israel and Jordan. These packages include guided tours, entrance fees to attractions, accommodations and transport.
Real World Holidays
Another great travel agency to look for discounted package tours for military members is Real World Holidays. This United Kingdom-based company provides a 10 percent discount to all active and retired military members who want to take tailor-made trips like hiking Machu Picchu or splurging and hanging out at the resorts in Rio de Janeiro. Just like Tourist Israel, these packages often include guided tours, entrance fees, accommodations, a variety of attractions and transportation.
Disney World and All Disney Parks
Disney World in Orlando, Florida provides several different military discount options for retired and active military members year-round. Unlike many attractions that only have one blanket percentage off and a few things you can do under that blanket, Disney World gives discounts for several of its theme park vacation packages.
If you want to stay for four- and five-day vacations, Disney offers up to 40 percent off Disney Resort hotels and gives different levels of promotional theme park tickets every season. Depending on what season you decide to go to Disney World or any Disney-related attraction, you will get a different offer. They also hold special military events for each branch of service. Make sure to look at their site for an extended list of military discounts and promotional deals. It’s a long one!
State Park Attractions
Many of the National State Parks also offer a variety of military discounts for retired and active service members for things like lodging, visiting caverns, kayaking, horseback riding and more. The parks this includes are Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, Oregon State Parks, all 37 of Virginia’s State Parks, Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia’s State Park and Potawatomi State Park.
If you want to cover all of the parks, you can get an “America the Beautiful” National Park Pass for free if you are a current or retired military member. These passes allow you to take advantage of over 2,000 federal recreation sites that include restaurants, resorts, parking admission, golf courses and a large variety of other amazing state park activities for almost half the cost, if any. Just grab your camping gear and go.