The Best Travel Deals for Essential Workers and First Responders

  • The Best Travel Deals for Essential Workers and First Responders

    From tropical escapes to cozy cabins in the woods, here’s how COVID-19 heroes can save on some well-deserved R&R.

    To say that essential workers need a vacation right now is the understatement of the year–if not the century. And a lot of travel brands want to do what they can to help essential workers get some much-needed R&R. From international brands like Disney and Hilton to locally owned boutique hotels, the travel industry has responded with special deals and discounts. Most are available only to first responders and healthcare professionals, but a handful are also open to educators and other essential personnel. Here’s a roundup of our favorite deals. Please review all COVID-19 travel restrictions before booking.

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  • Mission Bay Resort

    WHERE: San Diego

    Located just minutes from top San Diego attractions like Sea World, Old Town, and the San Diego Zoo, the newly renovated Mission Bay Resort welcomes first responders and their families with a 15% discount. Use promo code DFIRS to book through the resort s website. Proper identification (military badge, hospital ID) is required upon check-in.

    With customized spa treatments, poolside cabanas, and bonfires on the beach, the Mission Bay Resort offers plenty of ways to rediscover your zen or burn off stress with a game of tennis or volleyball. Explore Fiesta Island, Tecolote shores, and other surrounding natural areas by bike, kayak, jet skis, or stand-up paddleboard, all available to rent on site.


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