Fun Vacations for Military Families


Whether you are looking for fun in the sun and surf at Waikiki Beach, a European vacation, shopping in Seoul or spending time at the enchanting Walt Disney Resort in Florida, the Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) is sure to have the ideal getaway for time away with the family.


Military spouses looking for an ideal vacation destination are encouraged to check out the options available through the Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC). Whether you are looking to have fun in the sun at Waikiki Beach, explore Asia’s mystical culture, take a European vacation, or perhaps visit the enchanting Walt Disney Resort in Florida, you are sure to find the perfect getaway.


The AFRC full-service resort hotels, spread across the globe, are Joint Service Facilities that cater to service members and their families. Not only are they affordable, wholesome, and family-oriented, these resorts all offer luxurious accommodations, quality service, and a variety of recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy.


Here is just a sampling of the resorts you can choose from:


Shades of Green Resort, Orlando, Florida - Conveniently situated within Walt Disney World, this military-owned property is within walking distance to two of Walt Disney World Resort PGA Championship golf courses and a nine-hole executive course. Transportation within the Disney resort and early entry into select attractions is included.


New Sanno Hotel, Tokyo, Japan - Operated by the Navy and located in downtown Tokyo, this resort features recently upgraded amenities such as a pool, recreational facilities, a Navy Exchange and other services designed for military travelers. Patronage of this hotel is regulated and controlled by the Status of Forces Agreement. Eligibility is limited to:


- Active duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents.
- DoD US civilian employees/dependents duty stationed in Japan or traveling to/via Japan on official orders. US civilian employees/dependents stationed outside Japan and on EML orders to/thru Japan.
- Contractors/dependents on orders to execute contracts for the US Armed Forces stationed in Japan.
- U.S. Embassy Tokyo personnel and individuals administratively attached.
- U.S. military retirees and dependents when accompanied by retiree sponsor.
- Bona fide house guests of authorized persons.


Hale Koa Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii – Discover the spirit of Aloha! Situated on 72 tropical acres on the beach at Waikiki, this impressive resort destination is truly a Polynesian paradise.


Dragon Hill Lodge, Seoul, Korea - Operated by the US Army, this resort is nestled in the heart of Seoul. Visit internationally acclaimed museums and art galleries, attend sporting events, and enjoy world-class shopping.


Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - This vacation retreat, designed exclusively for active duty military members, DoD civilians and retirees, has everything you would expect at a world-class resort. Nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas, this vacation spot has long been revered among the most desirable vacation spots in the Bavarian Alps and Germany’s premiere winter and summer sports center.


For a complete listing of destinations and further details, including property descriptions, phone numbers, rate information, and eligibility of use, visit the Armed Forces Recreation Centers central site online.