Money Saving Tips for Summer Vacations

Summer VacationWe all look forward to summer vacations, but not the price tag that comes along with them! We’ve compiled a list of a few of the great deals out there that are available to military families.

  • If you‚Äôre planning a trip: Armed Forces Vacation Club offers Space Available vacations at popular destinations around the world for around $350 per week, per unit. With more than 4,000 resorts, condominiums, hotels, and homes around the world, this is a great opportunity to travel at an amazing price!

Another way to save on lodging is to use the temporary lodging facilities at the military base to your destination. Generally, TLFs are less expensive than regular hotels, and some bases have even have beach cabins and other vacation-type lodging where you can rent equipment and book excursions.

  • For discounted tickets for a variety of attractions, check with your local tickets and travel office on base. Some of the ongoing freebies include Hero Salute – Waves of Honor, which provides a one-time free admission for military personnel and up to three direct dependents to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country USA, or Sesame Place. The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands offer a free yearly pass for military member and their families. Blue Star Museums offers free admission for military families to a variety of museums across the country.
  • If your family is planning a staycation, check with tickets and travel on base for discounts on attractions in your local area.

There are many ways to save on your summer vacation, and this was just the tip of the iceberg! Do a little research, and you’re sure to have a great summer!

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