Military-Friendly Destinations for 2017

There is no better time to explore our city and its attractions than the start of the New Year. Luckily for us, there are plenty of military-friendly destinations that offer special rates in honor of our service. Visit these destinations ringing in 2017 with discounts, packages and a day of fun.

Start the New Year with some well-deserved family time. In appreciation, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is offering free admission for active-duty military, veterans and their families throughout the month of January with valid affiliation I.D. Be immersed in the museum’s exciting learning environment with hands-on educational exhibits and programs focusing on science, art, and world cultures.

No year is complete without a visit to one of San Diego’s wildest attractions, the San Diego Zoo. This 100-acre animal house offers a complimentary 1-Day Pass to the San Diego Zoo and/or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for active duty members. Take a guided bus tour and have the chance to observe 3,500 rare and endangered animals and a botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

Looking to hit some balls on one of San Diego’s top greenways in the New Year? The Sycuan Golf Resort offers discounted green fees for active and veteran military, at almost half the price of the regular rate. Play a challenging game on their Willow Glen Championship, a par 72-course with dramatic scenery, narrow fairways and water crossings.

This New Year, treat yourself to a 3-hour dinner cruise around the San Diego Bay. The Hornblower offers discounted Nightly Cruise tickets to military personnel and a Deployment Dinner Package for couples. Tickets can be purchased at the military ticket office. Take in the views aboard the ship with a glass of champagne, 3-course meal and 34 miles of scenic waterfront.

The Fleet Science Center is home to more than 100 interactive exhibits for adults and children alike. They offer a daily 10% military discount with valid I.D. and free exhibit gallery admission and discounted theater show tickets for military members on the first Tuesday of every month. Explore the ends of the earth with their 76-foot wrap around IMAX dome, or marvel at the world’s largest display of LEGO® art made out of millions of LEGO bricks.

Ring in the New Year and explore our beautiful city this 2017 at these military-friendly destinations!

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