Armed Forces Day discounts in Hawaii for May
May 7, 2013
Armed Forces Day, first commemorated in 1950, is a day to pay tribute to those who serve, and have served, our country. Hawaii recently extended the day to cover the entire month, officially declaring the month of May to be Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. Following is a roundup of some of the best discounts to be had for members of the military this month. Most are for the entire month, while others are only for one day.
Free day on May 19
All military ID cardholders, including retirees and National Guardsmen, gain free entry to the Honolulu Zoo on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. One cardholder can bring the whole family, and there will be free shuttles from each base. 151 Kapahulu Ave., 971-7171, honoluluzoo.org.
Annual pass, free, May 19
Service members and dependents can obtain a free National Park annual pass at any Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or military ID. nps.gov.
Sea Life Park
Major discounts until May 15
Check out Sea Life Park until May 15 for $12 (adult, $10 juniors). That’s more than half off the normal admission rates. 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, 259-2500, sealifeparkhawaii.com.
Half price tickets, month of May
Germaine’s Luau, in Kapolei, is offering half price tickets for the month of May to all military and their dependents. Germaine’s Luau, 91-119 Olai Street Kapolei, 949-6626, germainesluau.com.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Month of May
For a North Shore luau and show, nothing beats the Polynesian Cultural Center and Ha–Breath of Life. Military members and their families will enjoy special rates on general admission ($15) and the Alii Luau (includes: all day admission, luau dinner, and the show, all at premium seating, $59). 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, 293-3333, polynesia.com.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii
Get in at kids’s price, month of May
Let your inner kid rule at kid’s-priced admission rates; $29 for each single-day visit (normally: $47). Caveat: offer available at Military Ticket Outlets NOT at Wet ‘n’ Wild ticket booth or online. 400 Farrington Highway, 674-9283, hawaii.mywetnwild.com.
Waikele Premium Outlets
Discounts, month of May
Military members get extra discounts during the month of May at Waikele Premium Outlets. Present your military ID at the Information Center. 94-790 Lumiaina St., 676-5656, premiumoutlets.com.
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki restaurants
Discounts, month of May
Military personnel will enjoy 20 percent off of Prince Court, Hakone, and Bird of Paradise restaurants during the month of May. Discounts on food only. 100 Holomoana St., 956-1111, princeresortshawaii.com.
The Hawaii Prince Golf Club will also have a special $45 weekday and $55 weekend green fee for active duty and retired military personnel; be sure to mention appreciation month when you call for your tee time! 100 Holomoana St., 956-1111, princeresortshawaii.com.
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce put together a list of additional island-wide discounts and specials being offered this month and throughout 2013, as a way to thank our military members for their service. cochawaii.com.