Save Big During Your Summer Vacation with the Miami Summer Savings Pass

Miami Summer Savings Pass

This Miami attraction discount pass will help you save at Miami’s best family attractions.

Do your plans for this summer include a trip to Miami? If so, then start your vacation planning by taking a closer look at the local attractions included with the Miami Summer Savings Pass; your key to saving money while having a blast with your friends and family.

Miami Summer Savings Pass Lets You Visit 4 Local Attractions Throughout Summer

The Summer Savings Pass includes unlimited visits to four key Miami-based attractions: Lion Country Safari, Museum of Discovery & Science, Zoo Miami, and Miami Seaquarium- from now until September 30th.  The pass costs only $56  plus tax (per adult) and $46 plus tax (per child under 12 years old), and guarantees access to four amazing points of interest in Miami and four months of uninterrupted family-friendly fun. Miami Seaquarium ensures the perfect combination of sea life and sunshine, and gives guests the chance to enjoy deep-water experiences, and create everlasting memories during exciting dolphin encounters. VIP Tours and Trainer-for-a-Day programs are also available to make your day at the Seaquarium even more exciting. 

While listing the best family attractions in South Florida, we couldn’t possibly omit Zoo Miami, the place where you could visit the most prominent, oldest, and largest zoological garden based in Florida, where you could see the most majestic wild creatures in action, find out how they survive in their own habitats, attend this year’s Miami Zoo Summer Camp, and become a part of the most amazing zoo adventures. Next, plan a stop at the Museum of Discovery & Science, where you could benefit from a flawless IMAX movie experience, and admire two floors of ingenious, unique exhibits.

Last but not least, save some energy for Lion Country Safari, a one-of-a-kind safari and amusement park, famous for its rides, wide array of animal encounters and displays, shopping opportunities, and tasty food.

Book Your Favorite Rooms with Hilton Miami Downtown

Get your hands on a Miami Summer Savings Pass, explore a generous list of family attractions in South Florida, and don’t forget to plan your stay at Hilton Miami Downtown, a high-end hotel allowing you to stay in close proximity to many Miami area hotspots and have a great time on vacation.


Fill Your Weekend with the Intense Aromas & Flavors of the International Mango Festival!

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is throwing a party to honor mangoes, in what's sure to become one of this summer's most buzzworthy food events in Miami.

The International Mango Festival will be a two-day bash devoted to one of the most beloved tropical fruits of the season. This year, the guest of honor is the Cuban Mango, proudly re-entering the Florida market after years of yearning.

International Mango FestivalInternational Mango Festival
July 9th & 10th, 2016
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Starting at 9:30 A.M., the party has been designed to make everyone look at mangoes in a hundred new different lights. Tasting events will bring exotic or unusual mango varieties from all around the world directly to your tray. Specialized lectures and workshops will teach you how to grow your own, and cooking master classes, led by top local chefs, will let you explore interesting ways to eat them.

Gardeners and botanists will have a chance to learn more about mango cultivation directly from experts, or to buy an award-winning mango tree. For families with little ones, the KidWay will be in charge of delivering some hands-on fun.

On Sunday, the main course will be offered at the Annual Mango Brunch, a fund-raising event that has grown into an essential appointment for any foodie spending their summer in Miami. This is also one of the most green-friendly food events in Miami, as proceeds from this event will help support Dr. David Fairchild's Tropical Fruit Program.

After you treat your palate at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, the CityVu Pool Bar at the Hilton Miami Downtown will provide the perfect way to chill out. A fruity drink while relaxing by the pool will round up your weekend perfectly.


Start Planning a Dreamy Vacation with Our Miami Hotel Family Fun Package!

This Miami family travel package includes everything you need for the perfect summer vacation.

If you’re looking for the best method to celebrate the accomplishments of your kids at the end of the school year, we have just the thing for you; the Miami hotel Family Fun Package, created to help you escape your monotonous daily routine. From soaking up the sun at the beach, to exploring the Miami arts scene and getting in some quality rest and relaxation, you’ll be able to do it all at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Situated in Downtown Miami near the port and causeway, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers you the opportunity to profit from high-end accommodation options that could turn a weekend getaway into a memorable experience. If you are making plans for a magnificent vacation providing plenty of entertainment options for all family members, choose to book our Miami hotel Family Fun Package.

What Makes Our Miami Hotel Family Fun Package So Special?

This offer is incredibly tempting and cost-effective, and allows families to make the most of a series of perks during their stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown, such as delicious breakfasts served daily and free Internet access. This attractive package includes the following:

Miami Hotel Family Fun Package

  • Deluxe accommodation options
  • Breakfast for four
  • High-speed Internet access

Discover the Luxurious Features and Amenities of a Top-Rated Family-Friendly Hotel in Downtown Miami

The Hilton Miami Downtown is one of the best family-friendly hotels in Downtown Miami! With well-appointed guest rooms and suites offering plenty of space and our signature Hilton Serenity beds, the whole family will have plenty of room to get settled and well-rested between Miami adventures. Spend some family time in our rooftop pool and sit down together for dinner at our Brisa Bistro. We hope you’ll take advantage of this package and join us for a family vacation in Miami.


Celebrate the 4th of July in Miami!

Enjoy live music, fireworks, and family fun at the biggest 4th of July event in Miami.

Whether you are local to the area or heading to Miami for Independence Day in Bayfront Park, you will not be disappointed. The 4th of July in Miami is a thrilling, patriotic celebration for the entire family.

4th of July in MiamiAmerica’s Birthday Bash
Presented by Budweiser
July 4th, 2016
Bayfront Park

Celebrate America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park this year. The park will open to the public at 10AM on the 4th of July and live music will begin at 2PM.

Fireworks in Miami and More

There’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s celebration. The Family Fun Zone will open at 3PM and is suitable for children of all ages. There will be a range of free activities.

You will be able to quench your thirst at the Budweiser Beer Garden & Stage, while listening to some top local bands. There will also be activities for adults.

The day will end with an incredible display of fireworks in Miami. The displays at Bayfront Park are always voted the best 4th of July fireworks in South Florida.

If you still need a hotel for the 4th of July in Miami, book your stay with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Take in incredible views from our guest rooms and rooftop pool, where you can enjoy refreshing frozen cocktails. We hope you’ll celebrate the holiday with us!


Florida Supercon is Coming – Don’t Miss Out!

Get ready to dress up as your favorite characters and meet them at this comic con in South Florida.

You are not going to want to miss out on the biggest comic con in Miami this year, the Florida Supercon!

Florida SuperconFlorida Supercon
July 1st – 4th, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
Fillmore Miami Beach

If you want to indulge in the very best of anime, comic books, video games, Sci-Fi, and more, this event is 4 days of uninhibited fun. You’ll get to talk to a variety of comic book creators, celebrities, and cosplayers. What’s more, you can take part in a range of panels, cosplay competitions, and parties, or attend workshops and try out the latest video games.

Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • Meet the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, including Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage
  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration and the opportunity to meet a range of actors, cinematographers and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.
  • The Walking Dead cast members will be at the event
  • Star Wars fans can meet the Star Wars special effect coordinator and several stars
  • The TRON Reunion will be taking place for the very first time
  • Cast members from Game of Thrones will be attending the event
  • Tonks and Seamus Finnigan from Harry Potter will be there
  • There will be a variety of comic book writers and artists available to talk to and learn from
  • Anime stars from the likes of Fullmetal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, and more will be onsite

After a fun day at Florida Supercon, stop by the Hilton Miami Downtown for a relaxing drink at our CityVu Pool Bar. We have an incredible selection of refreshing and unique cocktails, that can also be paired with delicious bites.

We hope you have a wonderful time at Florida Supercon!


Here Comes the 2016 Colors of the Caribbean Festival

Spend Father’s Day weekend immersing yourself in island culture at this Caribbean festival in Florida.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Colors of the Caribbean Festival. Held annually on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend in South Florida for the past five years, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Caribbean American heritage.

2016 Colors of the Caribbean Festival2016 Colors of the Caribbean Festival
Saturday, June 18th
4 PM – 11 PM
Hollywood Arts Park

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

In addition to taking place over Father’s Day weekend, Colors of the Caribbean Festival is happening during Caribbean American Heritage Month. Headline acts to look forward to this year includes the popular Haitian artists Jahnesta and T-Vice, Barbados’ Alison Hinds, Trinidad’s Queen Omega, and Jamaican Reggae star Red Rat.

In addition to the live entertainment, there will be plenty of Caribbean delights, including the YMCA Kids Zone, Caribbean Travel Expo, and the Caribbean Food Village. Visitors can delight in all the delectable flavors of the islands while listening to performances by Bahamian Junkanoo and the sweet sounds of a popular steel band. There will also be smaller stages that will feature cultural performances and folk dancing.

Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase arts and crafts and discover popular travel destinations. Colors 2016 has something for anyone looking for an authentic Caribbean experience.

After a fun day at the festival, come and join us at our CityVu Pool Bar at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Take in the incredible views of the city while sipping on refreshing drinks and enjoying a delicious meal.

We hope you have a great time at this year’s festival.


Fresh, Fun, Farmers Markets in Miami to Explore

Farmers Markets in Miami

Get a taste of locally grown produce at these farmers markets in Miami.

Miami doesn’t just grow skyscrapers. There’s an entire world of freshly farmed produce in the city and loads of skilled artisans ready to put their unique mark on each edible indulgence. We’ve rounded up three of the best farmers markets in Miami for you to explore.

Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Market | Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Market stocks a wide array of organic, fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, and raw vegan foods. You’ll also find a few exotic rarities, including jaboticaba and durian. Be sure to visit the salad bar where you’ll discover a variety of delicious salads and vegan dressings. The raw food deli, especially the raw food pizzas are a big hit at this market.

Wynwood Farmer’s Market | Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

At this market, you will find a gathering of passionate artisans, makers, and growers. The focus here is on the bounty of our earth and supporting local businesses that remain true to the planet. Only select vendors are permitted whose products are sustainable and ethical. There is usually live entertainment every Saturday.

Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers Market | Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This market features locally grown produce along with prepared foods. Visitors can purchase fresh produce from stands overflowing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, drinks, and prepared dishes. There are also occasional workshops with chefs and food writers, and often you will be entertained by cooking demonstrations and live music.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located near some of these wonderful farmers markets.  We are right in the heart of Downtown Miami, about three miles from South Beach and five minutes from the Port of Miami, so there’s plenty to do before and after a visit to a market.


We’re Waiting to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Miami with You!

Memorial Day Weekend in Miami

Spend the upcoming three-day holiday weekend at these Memorial Day Weekend events in Miami.

You don’t have much longer to wait for Memorial Day Weekend in Miami. Known as the best way to kick-off summer with plenty of parties and events, one of the best ways to spend the holiday weekend is in Miami.

Best of the Best Music Fest | May 29, from 2:00 p.m., Bayfront Park

The Best of the Best Music Fest is a great way to spend Memorial Day Weekend. Head over to the largest Caribbean music festival in North America. In its 9th year, the festival is the perfect way to spend some time under the sunny Florida skies while rocking out to some great acts.

Rock the Yacht | May 29, 8:30 p.m. and May 30, 1:00 a.m., Miami Beach

Don’t miss one of the hottest 2016 Memorial Day events in Miami. Hop aboard a multi-million dollar yacht and enjoy one massive party, complete with cash bars on every deck and plenty of outdoor partying.

Miami Comedy Festival | May 29, 8:00 p.m.

Go along and enjoy incredible acts like Cham, Chris Martin, Vershon, Denise Belfon, and many others at what is sure to be side-splitting fun at this Memorial Weekend comedy festival.

Start planning your Memorial Day Weekend getaway now. Book your stay with us at the Hilton Downtown Miami. Ease into the weekend with delicious cocktails around our rooftop pool. There are loads of lounge chairs available and the pool bar offers a great lunch menu. After celebrating the days and nights away, retire to your spacious guest room complete with all the amenities you could need to enjoy optimum comfort. Enjoy the night view of the city before falling into a cozy slumber.

We look forward to hosting you this Memorial Day weekend!


Our Florida Resident Miami Hotel Special is the Perfect Excuse to Get Away

Florida Resident Miami Hotel Special

Get away without going far with our Florida Resident Rate.

Lying right in the heart of the city, our hotel offers the perfect Florida getaway, complete with cultural attractions, a vibrant nightlife, and plenty of great shopping opportunities nearby. If you live in state, you can enjoy a great deal, which is even more reason to grab that getaway you’ve been wanting. With our Florida resident Miami hotel special, you don’t need to go very far to enjoy a stay in our elegant hotel.

Florida Residents: It Pays to Get Away

With our Florida resident hotel discount, you can enjoy some time at “America’s Riviera”. When you book a stay of two nights or more, you’ll enjoy:

  • $25 property credit
  • Deluxe accommodations for the duration of your stay

At our Miami hotel with Florida resident rate, you can make your budget stretch without compromising on luxury accommodations and world-class service. Whether you are coming to Miami for business or pleasure, you’re sure to enjoy staying in the comfort of the Hilton Miami Downtown. Head to the seventh floor to experience our roof-top pool and take in the stunning views of the city. Grab a cocktail or a light snack from the City Vu Pool Bar on the weekend before dining at our Brisa Bistro.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is minutes from the Port of Miami and South Beach. If you’re a Florida resident looking for a place to stay near the airport before catching an early flight, we’re just a 15-minute ride from Miami International Airport as well. You’ll find us right in the heart of Downtown Miami, too, so there is plenty to see and do!


Don’t Miss Out on Miami Museum Month

Enjoy Miami museum discounts during the month of May.

May is Miami Museum Month! May in Miami is the perfect time to admire the beaches, take in the city skyline, and indulge in an ever-growing art scene. Throughout the month, locals and visitors can enjoy “Buy One, Get One Free” admissions along with other special offers at museums in Miami. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out a range of museums in Greater Miami.

Participating Museums in Miami

Miami Museum Month
Some of this year’s participating museums include:

  • Miami Auto Museum
  • Bakehouse Art Complex
  • Historic Old Town Hall Museum
  • Jewish Museum of Florida
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • HistoryMiami Museum
  • Wings Over Miami Air Museum
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Little Haiti Cultural Complex
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

There will also be some exciting events, exhibits, and installations throughout the month, such as:

  • Sensory Saturdays, May 14th. Miami Children’s Museum turns into an environment that caters specifically for special needs children and offers them the chance to explore and experience the museum.
  • Cuba: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Good Neighbor Policy, available until May 15th. This installation is located at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.
  • Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, available until May 15th at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

If you’re going to be exploring the amazing museums Miami has to offer during the month of May, be sure to come and spend some time at Hilton Miami Downtown. Come and quench your thirst at the CityVu Pool Bar with a couple of tasty cocktails. We also serve light meals by the pool. The bar is open on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays, weather permitting.

We look forward to hearing about your museum adventures!