Must-Do Family Activities For When Your Military Partner Comes Back Home

The butterflies in your stomach. The nonstop trips around town gathering everything you need to greet your loved one. Every military household looks forward to a loved one’s homecoming. After all of the emotions and celebrating, it’s good to sit back and enjoy the precious family time. Some of the most memorable moments are those spent just being close together.

Across the country, different organizations and establishments recognize the importance of family time and make it easier to have more fun with your military partner.

Balboa Park
(San Diego, California)
Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the United States. This park is home to several museums and gardens. Active military personnel and their dependents receive free admission on certain free days.

Shedd Aquarium
(Chicago, Illinois)
Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world. You’ll meet over 30,000 animals and explore the world’s oceans, rivers and reefs – right in the heart of Chicago. Shedd Aquarium offers a free Shedd Pass to active-duty military personnel.

Callaway Gardens
(Pine Mountain, Georgia)
Callaway Gardens is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The public garden and resort sits on 14,000 acres of beautiful landscape. Your family can enjoy anything from walking trails to water sport activities at the Callaway Gardens. General admission is free for military members and spouses, half-price for up to four guests in same vehicle, per day.

The Blanton Museum of Art
(Austin, Texas)
The Blanton is one of the largest university art museums in the United States. The museum features American and contemporary art, Latin art, European paintings, prints, and drawings. Active-duty military receive free admission year-round.

These are just a few of the many places that offer fun-filled activities for the entire family. With such a wide variety of options available, you’ll be able to find the perfect outing for you and your family. Exploring nature and admiring art are two great ways to continue the celebration of your loved one being back home. No matter what you choose, being reunited as a family will make any outing special.

Resources:
http://www.military.com/spouse/military-deployment/military-homecoming/homecoming-tips-for-servicemembers-and-spouses.html

Posted on April 11 2016 in Blog

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