20 Best Military Places to Visit in 2018

Now that we have made it past January and the declaration of our New Year resolutions (which you may or may not be sticking to!) have either been accomplished or ditched, make another resolution to get out and travel more this year! Sink your toes in white, sandy beaches or explore the Upper Midwest – or declare that this is your year to try Space-A travel and experience the original Oktoberfest in Germany! So many military places to visit with so many things to do!

If you need help getting started on destination ideas then check out our month-by-month military base selection below! Our best military places to visit in 2018 were selected on their convenience, base amenities and and whether or not there was an interesting festival or event nearby. Go ahead! Check it out!

Sunset in Guam. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com


February

Yongsan Army Garrison and Osan Air Base, Korea – Space A and Lodging. The obvious attraction here is the proximity of the Yongsan Army Base to the Olympics in Seoul Korea. Osan Air Base, located approximately 40 miles south of Yongsan, is desirable as it offers Space-A travel to possibly assist you in your travels to the 2018 Olympics!

Osan Air Base


March

Anderson AFB, Guam – Space A, Lodging and RV Camping. Excellent scuba diving, beautiful beaches and intriguing shipwrecks to explore along the coastline of Guam. Visit Underwater World Guam, Lost Pond/Shark’s Hole, Two Lovers Point, Guam’s Coral Reefs and the War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska – Space A, Lodging and RV Camping. JBER is the perfect destination to check out The Iditarod, known as “Last Great Race on Earth®”, which begins in Anchorage and covers 1,000 miles traveling north to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast. The Iditarod has been a huge attraction since its first race in 1973, drawing participants and spectators from all over the world

April

MacDill AFB, Florida – Space A, Lodging and RV Camping. Beautiful sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico with warm weather breezes is enough said about why MacDill AFB is on the list! After a long winter of snow and cold temperatures, this is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine – affordably!

Fort Gordon, Georgia – Lodging and RV Camping. Golf enthusiasts will love being this near to The Masters in Augusta and with the most affordable lodging available in town! The Masters is scheduled April 2-8, 2018.

MacDill Inn


May

Camp Atterbury, Indiana – Lodging and RV Camping. A quick 35 miles south of Indianapolis, visitors can enjoy the speed and thrill of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing capitol of the world! For over 100 years the race has captivated and intrigued millions and continues to attract fans from all over the world still yet today!

Andrews AFB, Maryland – Space A, Lodging and RV Camping. Experience the second race of The Triple Crown at  The Preakness or enjoy the Baltimore Wine & Food Festival. Guest will enjoy over 150 international and local wines, beers, and spirits along the waterfront in Baltimore.

June

Norfolk Naval Station and JEB Little Creek, Virginia – Space A, Lodging and RV Camping. As the largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation, the Annual Norfolk Harborfest® includes tall ships and the Parade of Sail, the largest waterfront fireworks show on the East Coast, entertainment, family activities, water activities, work boat races, build-a-boat contest, and much more. Virginia Beach is a a short drive away and offers a variety of summer entertainment venues and additional military lodging options along the ocean!

Beaufort MCAS and Parris Island MCRD, South Carolina – Lodging and RV Camping. What would summer be without a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon? Help celebrate the Hampton County Watermelon Festival, which is just 45 miles north of both Marine Corps bases! Or enjoy the beautiful South Carolina beaches or enjoy a leisurely summer afternoon in historic Beaufort!

July

Fort Lesley J McNair and JB Anacostia – Lodging. What better place to celebrate the Independence Day than in Washington D.C.? Explosive fireworks, the National Independence Day Parade, an Entertainment Cruise along the Potomac and a free Capitol City concert are just a few of the great events to enjoy!

Francis E Warren AFB, Wyoming – Lodging and RV Camping. Whether you are a true cowboy or a weekend cowgirl, you won’t want to miss Cheyenne Frontier Days! From rodeos to Old Frontier Town, this is sure to be a trip to remember!

August