UPDATED MAY 2018
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.
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. 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.
The mission of Manhattan's Carnegie Hall is to present extraordinary music and musicians on their three stages. Both active duty personnel and veterans of the military can save 30% on tickets to Carnegie Hall presentations (excluding galas and Weill Music Institute events). These tickets can only be purchased in person at the Box Office.
Discovery Times Square offers active and retired military members a $5 discount. This museum has educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring world cultures.
The Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan offers a military discounted rate of $35.00 per person with a military ID for tickets to the 86th Floor Main Deck Observatory. The 102nd floor is an additional $20.00/$24.00 per person.Those in uniform are admitted free of charge to the observatory.
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. Veterans also receive a 20% discount on Individual, Dual and Family Memberships.
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.
New York Water Taxi is a fun way to experience New York by boat sightseeing. They offer a $10 off discount for active and non-active duty veterans on all regular cruises with a military ID.
Of course, at some point, you have to eat. Many restaurants in New York offer a military discount, including 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!