5 Great Adventures Near Military Bases

With so many properties near military bases, we’re proud to count many of America’s service members among our neighbors. We would like to say “thank you” to service members and their families. Plus, you can stay at Red lion and get 15% off best available rates on military vacations.

From Disneyland trips in Anaheim to epic white water rafting in Boise, our portfolio of hotels gives prime access to the best attractions, fun-filled theme parks, beautiful beaches, historic downtown districts and more across 11 US states. To help plan your family’s next getaway, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite things to do near military bases across the US.

Some handpicked local adventures near military bases in the US:

1. Joint Base Lewis McChord – Tacoma, Washington
Be immersed in miles of Puget Sound waterways, deep forests and mountain wilderness and discover a variety of outdoor things to do in Tacoma, including year-round fishing, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, bicycling and hiking.


2. Portland Air Force Reserve – Portland, Oregon
Experience a city rich with art, culture, history and most importantly- micro brews. Be sure to visit the Pioneer Courthouse Square, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the Oregon History Center and much more.


3. Buckley Air Force Base – Denver, Colorado
You’ll certainly warm up to Denver’s 300 days of sunshine, making for fun-filled outdoor pursuits. Explore over 200 parks, nearly 100 golf courses and a plethora of things to do in the downtown area.


4. Camp Pendleton – Near San Diego, California
Camp Pendleton is just 45 minutes from Disneyland. It also offers easy access to the picturesque beaches of San Diego and Orange County, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.


5. Gowen Field Air National Guard Base – Boise, Idaho
From whitewater rafting trips on the Boise Rivers to tours of the Boise State Capitol Building, Boise offers premier access to a variety of outdoor adventures and was named “One of the Top Ten Places to Live” as well as the “Jewel of the West.”


There are many more bases and too many adventures to name here, but we hope this list gives you a peek into what you can expect from a mini-getaway with Red Lion Hotels.