Free Things on Memorial Day
When Memorial Day began years ago, the war dead were placed front and center. The holiday’s original name, Decoration Day, came from the day’s main activity: leaving flowers at cemeteries.
More recently, the last Monday in May, and the weekend preceding it, has come to mark the unofficial beginning of summer for many. Along with parades doused in red, white and blue, cook-outs in the backyard and excursions to the local beach fill the long weekend.
Our writers at Eastlake Times helped compile a list of free things to do on Memorial Day around the San Diego and Eastlake area.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend and I hope that you get to spend some time with your friends and your loved ones. If you know of a great freebie for everyone…leave a comment below
Knott’s Soak City management will let veterans and current military personnel into the park for free. The annual offer is good on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28) at Knott’s Berry Farm as well as the Knott’s Soak City locations in Buena Park, Palm Springs and Chula Vista. Retired and current Armed Forces personnel must show military identification for the discount. Vets and current military also can buy discounted admission for up to six members of their families for $32.99 for each adult ticket, $21.99 for a junior ticket (ages 3-11) and $27.99 for each Soak City ticket.
Full-price admission costs $57.99, $28.99 and $32.99 respectively.
SeaWorld’s ‘Here’s to the Heroes’
We are proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2012, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.
Here’s To the Heroes
San Diego Zoo
Complimentary 1-Day Pass at the Zoo and Africa Tram Safari at Safari Park for U.S. active duty military, cadets of their respective academies, and reserves (with active orders) is offered if the individual shows valid, active military identification card at our gates. This program includes U.S. cadets that do not have “Active” on their IDs. Members of any foreign military services are excluded.
Sonic will serve $0.99 Sundae’s after 8pm on Memorial Day.
Free Breakfast at Ikea, limited to one small breakfast and one small cup of coffee.
Reserve a FREE Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chic-fil-A
24 Hour Fitness: Free Workouts and Military personnel from May 28-May 31