Since today is Veteran’s Day back in the U.S., it only seemed fitting to post something a bit patriotic. I already wrote from my heart on how I feel about Veteran’s Day on Instagram, and from reading that you’ll know I am very proud of our enlisted: past, present, and future. If you haven’t thanked a veteran or a military service member yet for the things they have done for our country, you better get on it.
Back in January we had the opportunity to tour Pearl Harbor during our time in Hawaii with my family. Both my father and my brother-in-law are currently serving in the military, and my brother is also quite the history buff, so visiting this historic site was top of our list. We spent about 3 hours walking though the visitor center and checking out the USS Missouri. Even my one year old niece enough entertainment to occupy her through the battleship tour.
If you ever find yourself in Oahu, please go visit. Pearl Harbor is a part of United States and World War history, and there was a lot I learned from our visit that I didn’t know before!
Travel Tips: Military members get discounts on Pearl Harbor tours. Just be sure to bring your Military I.D. Also, you can drive your car over the bridge to get to the USS Missouri instead of waiting for the bus if you have an active military member drive!
Admission prices are listed here: http://www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org/deals
Bags are not allowed once inside the entrance gate (not even diaper bags!); lockers to store them in are available for $3. We just threw our bags back in the car so save a little extra money.
If you plan on touring all four of the historical sites within Pearl Harbor it can take up to 8 hours. So plan a full day! Food, drinks, and rest areas are available everywhere.