Take a look at our list of local military discounts and deals in our area, including kid-friendly venues, special events and other local businesses. If you know of anything that should be added to this list, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please let us know if you find one of these deals has changed or discontinued.
Military Discounts are ALWAYS offered at these family-friendly destinations:
Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, FL – 10% off regular admission
Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres, Hilliard, FL – Military get in FREE with ID any day, and $2 off for dependents.
Hollywood Theater River City 14, Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL – 10% off regular admission
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), Jacksonville, FL – 20% off regular admission; discounts also offered on Galaxy Passes.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, St. Augustine, FL
St. Marys Submarine Museum, St. Marys, GA
Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA – Discounts available through MWR or get $3 off per-ticket at the park
World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine
National Parks – Active duty military can get a FREE pass to get into all national parks all year. Some local options that would normally charge include Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Fort Caroline National Monument in Jacksonville, Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and Fort Pulaski in Savannah. See details at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/military.html.
Other venues offering military discounts include:
St. Marys Aquatic Center
Military Mondays: Every Monday if you show your military ID, you pay a discounted rate. As of summer 2012, the special rates were $7.45 for general admission, $5.20 for junior admission and $2.95 for children ages 2-4. Read more here.
Concours d’ Elegance / Amelia Island
One of the fanciest car shows in the world is on Amelia Island every March. In 2012, members of the military got in for half price, and kids under 12 got in free with a paying adult. Read more here.
Players’ Championship (TPC Sawgrass) / Ponte Vedra Beach
One of the most high-profile golf tournaments in the world is right down the road to our south in Ponte Vedra Beach. They are extremely generous to the military, always hosting a military appreciation ceremony during their biggest week of the year. In 2012, active duty, reserve and retired military got into the even free all week. Kids get in free with paying adults, too. Read more here.
USO Pal Day / St. Augustine
One day in December each year, St. Augustine is the home to “USO Pal Day,” in which members of the military can tour St. Augustine attractions free of charge. Read more here.
Additional Local Businesses Offering Military Discounts:
Amtrak – 10%
Avis Rent a Car – 25%
Applebee’s – 10% (excludes specials and deals)
Barberitos – 10%
Chick-fil-A – 20% off for active duty in uniform (Kingsland location only)
Great Harvest Bread Co. – 25%
Home Depot – 10%
Kohls – Note: They told us, “It’s not something we advertise, but we will honor it.”
Lowe’s – 10%
Mama J’s Restaurant – 10%
Maurices – 10%
Michaels – 10% on Wednesdays
New York & Co.
Once Upon a Child – 10%
Payless – 10%
Walgreens – 15% on name brands and 20% on Walgreens brand the first Tuesday of every month in Fernandina
Worth traveling for:
Disney World: Special Pricing through MWR
Anheuser-Busch’s “Here’s to the Heroes” program offers one day of free entry to its parks for one active duty member of the military and up to three dependents. That includes Sea World in Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay. Go to http://www.herosalute.com/states/free_admission_summary.html to get the details and register.
Legoland, Winterhaven: 10% off regular admission
Other Deals Military Families Should Know About
Free online tutoring is offered for kids who are military dependents at Tutor.com. Read more here.
Geico offers military rates.
Verizon offers military rates.