Miami Spice Month: The Very Best In Miami Cuisine

This restaurant month in Miami is so good, it’s two months long!

If you are a foodie looking for the very best in Miami dining, look no further because Miami Spice Month is almost here! This year it will feature special, three-course menus with signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs in Miami restaurants located in South Florida’s unique neighborhoods. The best meals Miami has to offer will also be at reduced prices!

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August 1st – September 30th, 2016
New Times Iron Fork Kick Off Event: July 28th

Take Your Taste Buds on an Adventure with Miami Spice Month

With well over 200 restaurants taking part, lunch priced at $23 and dinner at $39, you’ll be spoiled for choice. You could literally try out a new dish every day of the event! Special events include the restaurant month’s official kick off party, the New Times Iron Fork, where you can witness two of Miami’s most celebrated chefs battle it out for culinary supremacy.

Restaurant Month in Miami: Experience the Best Miami has to Offer

Dining in Miami is an experience of a lifetime. At this event you will have a chance to experience a tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami a culinary hotspot. Get a taste of authentic international cuisine, from Cuban and Mexican food, to the comforting food of the Caribbean. It’s all here, waiting to enliven your senses.

You’ll want to truly take advantage of Miami Spice Month, and in order to do that, you’ll need a conveniently located hotel to recharge your batteries. The Hilton Miami Downtown is centrally located in Downtown Miami, close to many of the city’s popular restaurants, bars, and South Beach nightlife. This urban oasis offers refreshing, beautiful guest rooms with a modern design and state of the art amenities throughout the hotel. Enjoy access to a spectacular heated rooftop pool, as well as a complimentary full-service business center. Contact us today to take advantage of this truly stylish retreat.


Earn Double with Our Miami Double HHonors Points Package

Miami Double HHonors Points Package

Earn two times the points with one of our most popular Miami Hilton HHonors specials.

At the Hilton Miami Downtown, we believe in making every trip a rejuvenating and luxurious occasion. There’s no reason to settle for anything less, especially when we offer a Miami Double HHonors points package!

3 Reasons to Consider the Miami Double HHonors Points Package

Why is the Miami Double HHonors Points Package such a great option?

  1. Increase your points to enjoy a free stay. With this Hilton HHonors points package, you will earn rewards that you can use towards a free stay.
  2. Extra points earned can be given as a gift. Want to treat someone to a special getaway for their birthday or anniversary, or contribute to a friend or family member’s honeymoon? The extra points you earn on your Miami trip can be gifted or transferred.
  3. Earn rewards and more with your extra points. Hilton HHonors points can be redeemed for a plethora of experiences and on-property rewards. Use your extra points earned for premium amenities on your next trip, for live performances, and even a car rental or flight.

Not a Hilton HHonors Rewards Program member yet? Join now so you can earn double HHonors points with this package at our Hilton hotel in Downtown Miami!

Hilton HHonors Rewards Program—Feel Like You Truly Belong

The Hilton Miami Downtown is a Hilton HHonors Reward Category 6 hotel in the heart of South Florida. While you’re earning two times the points on your stay, enjoy our signature cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge and lounge by our pool. Take some time to explore Downtown Miami; we’re located near great arts venues and attractions, along with incredible shopping. We hope you have a blast earning rewards points with this package at our hotel!


Treat Yourself During 2016 Miami Spa Month

Get Pampered with Spa Discounts in Miami this month and August.

The 2016 Miami Spa Month is the perfect time to indulge in luxurious spa treatments for your skin, hair, body, and nails. The event lasts for two months, from July 1st to August 31st, and over 40 area spas are in on the action. The Miami scene in particular is home to some of the world’s best spas that give their guests the very best in relaxation, rejuvenation, and special treatment.

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July 1 – August 31, 2016
Participating Spas in Miami

Each spa is offering special deals and discounts on their services and spa packages. This means that visitors to the area and locals alike can enjoy luxurious pampering at fantastic prices – in most cases these are lower than at any other time of year. Some are even available at up to 50 percent off the regular price. Spa discounts in Miami were never more tempting.

Miami Spa Treatments

Examples of treatments at local participating spas include a wide variety of options. For instance, hot stone (or “hot rocks”) massages are offered at many locations. This treatment involves heating up lava rocks and placing them on various points of the body to ease tension and relax the muscles. You can also get manicures, pedicures, facials, aromatherapy, Swedish massages, and even treatment packages that offer a combination of these services.

For a great hotel near spas in Miami as well as lots of downtown attractions, stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our beautiful accommodations and luxurious amenities are sure to be a wonderful part of your relaxing Miami getaway.


Enjoy an Exotic Adventure at Jungle Island in Miami

Jungle Island in Miami

Take a walk on the wild side and explore one of the best zoos in Miami.

Those looking to escape the everyday routine and plunge into a lush jungle full of exotic animal species should pay a visit to Jungle Island in Miami. It’s one of the premier family tourist attractions, and features twin orangutans – a rarity! – as well as an array of exotic birds, seldom-seen species like the liger, white lion, and snow tiger, as well as reptiles, fish, and distinctive jungle plants.

The Only Private Beach in Miami is at Jungle Island

Visitors should especially check out Jungle Island’s Parrot Cove Beach. It’s the only private beach in Miami, and features Florida’s signature sparkling blue waters, pristine white sand, and a water playground called the Rainforest Riptide. Guests should consider exploring Jungle Island’s signature exhibits and attractions during the morning hours, and then take the chance to cool off, splash, and play at Parrot Cove Beach during the hottest part of the day. This beach is exclusive for park guests only.

Lift Off with the Aqua Jet Experience

Jungle Island’s other big draw for guests is the Aqua Jet Experience. Strap one of these “jetpacks and flyboards” onto your back and take off. Soar up to 30 feet above water, and feel the exhilarating power of flight. These futuristic toys can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour, and you can learn to fly with a guide if you’re a first-timer.

Experience all of these exciting attractions and more when you stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Not only will you and your group be close to the best family attractions in Miami, you’ll also be conveniently close to zoos in Miami such as Jungle Island, which is a great stop for an adventure that will appeal to the whole family. Make your trip to Florida’s largest city one to remember.


Cruising Out of Miami in Style

Cruising Out of Miami

To many, Miami is the cruise capital of the world. It’s consistently ranked in the top ten cruise ports and is universally loved for its stunning weather and spectacular scenery. The tall skyscrapers of the city meet the sparkling ocean and the result is breathtaking. For an idyllic tropical vacation experience, visit Miami and treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Miami is the Premier Destination for Your Cruise Vacation

The Port of Miami is the home for five leading cruise lines – Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. These are 13 more cruise brands with a total of 42 ships. The alluring Port of Miami is just the jumping off point. Set sail from Miami and head for luxury destinations like the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Mexico and many more. For more Miami cruise tips, check out our Cruising Out of Miami Pinterest board. There are tons of useful articles with advice to help you get the most out of your cruise. 

Choose Our Miami Hotel Cruise Parking Package for the Ultimate Convenience

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay before and after your cruise, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the place to. As one of the closest hotels near the Port of Miami, our location makes us an ideal base for your cruise. Take advantage of our Miami Hotel Cruise Parking Package and enjoy the following:

  • Deluxe accommodations in our guest rooms with 1 king or 2 queen-sized beds
  • Parking for up to seven nights
  • Shuttle to the Port of Miami (one way only)

Should you wish to extend your stay and explore Miami as part of your cruise vacation, you’ll also find us conveniently located near some of the best attractions in Downtown Miami and a short drive from Miami Beach. Our prime location will also allow you take in some of the best views of the Miami skyline, Biscayne Bay, and the Port of Miami; you can often see your cruise ship from your guest room on embarkation day!

We hope to be a part of your next cruise vacation.


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.

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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.

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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!

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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!