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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly in the world-renowned Delta Formation past the New York skyline, Dec. 13, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren)
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly in the world-renowned Delta Formation past the New York skyline, Dec. 13, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren)

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2017

New York is home to such a wide variety of events, tours, attractions, dining, culture, shopping and entertainment that you’ll never run out of things to do and see.

If you’re planning a trip to New York, make sure you include a stop at some of the following places that offer military discounts.

1. 9/11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers veterans discounted admission and active duty military, retired military and 9/11 family members are free. The Museum displays artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, and admission tickets include entry to all exhibitions.

2. 9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Center brings together those who want to learn about 9/11 with those who experienced it through tours and exhibits. Military members receive a $5 discount on admission to the 9/11 Tribute Center.

3. Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo has fun exhibits like the Congo Gorilla Forest, Himalayan Highlands, Tiger Mountain, and Madagascar!, featuring species of animals from around the globe. The zoo offers discounts at admission booths to active duty military and reserve members.  

4. Discovery Times Square Museum

Discovery Times Square offers active and retired military members a $5 discount. This museum has educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring world cultures.

5. Empire State Building

The Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan offers a military discounted rate of $31.00 for tickets to the 86th Floor Main Deck Observatory. Military in uniform receive free admission.

6. Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum lets you explore history aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. The Intrepid Museum offers active duty military and veterans free general admission.

7. New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium, which is just off the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, includes 14 acres of exhibits and attractions like their Conservation Hall and Sea Cliffs.The aquarium offers discounts to any active duty or reserve military members, including a free General Admission ticket.

8. New York MTA

Trying to figure out how to get around the city? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) offers fare at a 25% discount for active duty military.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, keep in mind that many hotels, like Best Western, offer military discounts. For a complete list, click here.

9. Professional Baseball

Will you be in New York during baseball season? The New York Yankees offer discounted ticket prices for active duty military, so look into catching a game.

10. Dining

Of course, at some point, you have to eat. Many restaurants in New York offer a military discount, including Houndstooth Pub, Hard Rock Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Make sure to ask about military discounts wherever you dine and have your military ID with you!

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