October is the Time to Explore & Save in Miami – It’s Miami Attractions Month!

Enjoy discounts on Miami attractions throughout the month of October.

With an endless amount of zoos, museums, gardens, and more, there’s so much to see and do in Miami. While time and budget constraints may prevent you from seeing and doing it all, October offers a month long of opportunities to explore some of these locations and save. Start planning your itinerary for October in Miami – it’s Miami Attractions Month!

Miami Attractions MonthMiami Attractions Month
October 1st – 31st, 2016
Participating Locations 

During the month of October, participating attractions in Miami will be offering buy 1, get 1 free admission and other discounts, along with unique experiences that will allow you to explore your favorite participating attractions in ways you never have before. You’ll find many of these attractions in Downtown Miami, which include Jungle Island, Miami Children’s Museum, HistoryMiami Museum, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. Experiences to take advantage of during Miami Attractions Month include animal encounters at Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, and more.

Miami Attractions Month makes October one of the best times to visit Miami! Join us for a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown, where you’ll be able to take in views of some of Miami’s most impressive attractions, such as the Port of Miami and Biscayne Bay. Our prime location puts you just minutes from several participating locations and a MetroMover station. When you’re not out and about, you’ll rest peacefully in our signature Hilton Beds. Be sure to let us know what your favorite attractions are when you finish your adventure!

The Miami Broward Carnival is Back for 2016!

Carnival season in Miami is filled with fun events this year.

In many cultures, carnival is a tradition, taking place at different times of the year, and it is especially a big event in the Caribbean and Latin cultures. With these two cultures having such a heavy influence on South Florida, it’s no wonder that Miami is home to an incredible annual carnival. Get ready to shake your tail feathers and celebrate at the Miami Broward Carnival!

Miami Broward CarnivalThe Miami Broward Carnival consists of several carnival events in Miami, taking place during the first half of October. On October 1st, things kick off with the MBC Junior Carnival at Central Broward Regional Park, with plenty of fun activities for kids to participate in, including several competitions. The competition intensifies on October 7th, which is Carnival Friday in Miami, with traditional events including the Panorama steelband group competition and King, Queen, and Individual competitions. This year, some non-traditional events have also been added to the schedule of events, including the Food Truck Invasion on October 7th, where you can enjoy some incredible food, sample rum, and dance to the beats of incredible DJs. Get ready to get wet at the Foam Wet Fete Party on October 10th at America’s Backyard, which will feature live performances by musicians from all over North America.

The Hilton Miami Downtown hopes you have a great time celebrating! If you plan on heading further south during the carnival, join us for dinner at our Brisa Bistro, featuring mouth-watering cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and our native Florida.

Run Wild at Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash!

This 5K in Miami is sure to be a wild time, along with the kids’ race.

Love animals and love to run? Sport your favorite animal’s stripes, spots, or tails and join a stampede of runners and walkers eager to cross the finish line. Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash are back for 2016!

ZooRun5KZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash
October 2nd, 2016
Zoo Miami 

This running event in Miami is guaranteed to be a wild time! Participants in both the 5K and kids’ event are expected to dress the part for this race at Zoo Miami. Beginning at 7:30 AM, 5K participants will run or walk their way through the course at the zoo. One hour later, the Kidz Medical Services ZooKidsDash will begin, with different distances set for children ages two through nine. The real fun begins once you cross the finish line, where you can celebrate a victorious stride at the Finish Festival and enjoy entry to the zoo. In addition, participants will be helping raise funds benefitting two causes – the West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation.

After making great strides and making friends with the animals, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown for some delicious celebratory drinks and a meal. Our signature, handcrafted cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge are tropical and refreshing, inspired by destinations around the globe. You’ll also enjoy our dining options, with global flavors. We wish you the best of luck!

Welcome the Fall with Lederhosen and Steins of Beer at Oktoberfests in Miami!

Oktoberfests in Miami

These Bavarian-themed events in Miami are guaranteed to be a great time.

When you think of Oktoberfest, you may not think of Miami, but our South Florida city is home to several top-rated Oktoberfest events. You’ll be able to sport your lederhosen for more than one event in Miami, so get ready to welcome the fall with some good, old fashioned competition and Bavarian-themed fun. Here are some of the best Oktoberfests in Miami!

Octoberfest Miami at Marlins Park | October 1st
For the second year in a row, Octoberfest Miami is taking over Marlins Park during the baseball off-season. As one of the most fun Octoberfests in Miami, this event combines authentic German traditions with fun attractions for all ages. Feast on German fare and a wide selection of lagers while enjoying traditional German music. You’ll also have a blast on carnival rides, a zip line, and indulging on carnival treats, such as pop corn and snow cones.

Oktoberfest Miami® at the German American Social Club of Greater Miami | October 14th – 16th & 21st – 23rd
Now in its 59th year, Oktoberfest Miami® is the oldest Oktoberfest event in Miami. If you’re looking for the full German experience, you’ll definitely want to head to the German American Social Club of Greater Miami. Immerse yourself in the culture as you enjoy German dancing, food, music, and beer while the kids have fun playing in bounce houses and obstacle courses. 

Sam Adams Octoberfest at Mana Wynwood | September 30th – October 2nd
Head to the Mana Wynwood production village for one of the largest Octoberfest in South Florida with one of your favorite beer companies. The seventh annual Octoberfest will be action-packed with stein hoisting and lederhosen competitions, along with live music, local food trucks, and games. Of course, this Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to sample your favorite seasonal Sam Adams beers.

If you’ll be taking part in all the Bavarian-themed festivities in Miami at the beginning of fall, join us for a weekend stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown! When you’re not sporting your lederhosen or dirndl at these events, you can still have fun by our pool and at our Gallery Lobby Lounge, where we offer an exciting food and beverage program. Cheers!

Experience Football in the New Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Dolphins Home Games

The new NFL season in Miami will be the first in the Dolphins’ updated stadium.

As the pre-season comes to an end, football fanatics are gearing up for an exciting football season in Miami. Come September, the Dolphins’ home will have a new look, after a $500 million renovation. This year, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to South Florida to experience it all in person at Miami Dolphins home games!

Miami Dolphins Home Games2016 Miami Dolphins Home Games:
09/25: VS. Cleveland Browns
10/09: VS. Tennessee Titans
10/16: VS. Pittsburgh Steelers
10/23: VS. Buffalo Bills
11/06: VS. New York Jets
11/27: VS. San Francisco 49ers
12/11: VS. Arizona Cardinals
12/17: VS. New England Patriots

Newly named the Hard Rock Stadium, fans can look forward to plenty of shade, aqua seating, new audio/visual elements, and seeing the team play on a natural grass turf this season. With all the exciting changes and some great teams traveling to play in Miami, it’s sure to be a great season for the Miami Dolphins. Fans may have an opportunity to see the new stadium before the regular season begins, as the Dolphins are scheduled to play at home for their final preseason game on September 1st against the Tennessee Titans.

After a victorious game, join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown for celebratory cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge. Whether you prefer sweet or spicy, our incredible selection of signature drinks will please all palates.

Bike, Run, & Swim to the Finish Line at the Escape to Miami Triathlon

Push it to the limit at this annual triathlon in Miami.

With beautiful weather and incredible scenery, it’s no wonder some of the top athletic events are held here in Miami. Each year, some of the best athletes come to South Florida to put their stamina, speed, strength, and agility all to the test in an epic, three-part race. Dive into Miami’s waters, push the pedals to the metal, and see if you have enough fuel left to sprint across the finish line at the Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon!

Escape to Miami TriathlonMack Cycle
Escape to Miami Triathlon
Presented by Voler
September 25th, 2016
Escape Island, Miami 

Choose between two distances – Olympic and Sprint and a variety of divisions to customize your race. The event begins with a swim from Escape Island to Margaret Pace Park, followed by the bike course through Miami Beach and Wynwood. The final part of the triathlon, the running course allows you to take in more of Miami’s unique architecture and neighborhoods, including Star Island, before heading back to Escape Island to finish strong. On the 24th and 25th, participants will also have the opportunity to explore the Expo presented by Men’s Health.

The Hilton Miami Downtown wishes the best of luck to all those participating in this year’s triathlon and is proud to be a headquarters hotel for this amazing event! Our sublime views will allow you to get a preview of some of the amazing sights you’ll see up-close on race day. Prior to the event, you can continue your training in our fully-equipped fitness center and rooftop pool.

Discounted rooms are still available at $129 per night for the 2016 Escape to Miami Triathlon (terms and conditions apply). Book your stay by filling out this form.

DWNTWN Art Days in Miami – The Perfect Opportunity to Explore Our City’s Art Scene

Spend your weekend visiting the best art venues around during this weekend art festival in Miami.

September isn’t just the first month school’s fully in session and the last month of the year with a summer holiday weekend; it’s also a big time for the arts scene, with tons of exhibits opening and performances taking place. As the Downtown Miami art scene thrives during this time of the year, one weekend is set aside every September to spotlight the arts. Let your creative side get inspired during DWNTWN Art Days in Miami!

DWNTWN Art Days in MiamiDWNTWN Art Days
September 9th – 11th, 2016
Various Art Venues in Miami 

The 2016 DWNTWN Art Days begin with several exhibits and events Friday morning at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami Children’s Museum, and more. One of the biggest events of DWNTWN Art Days takes place on Saturday – ArtsLaunch2016 at Adrienne Arsht Center, which consists of a series of events, including the Comic Book & Cosplay Mania, Farmers Market, interactive Broadway-themed activities, and more.

Interested in sightseeing in Downtown Miami? During DWNTWN Art Days, there will be a variety of art, architectural, biking, and walking tours in Miami neighborhoods. When you arrive, be sure to visit the Miami Center for Architecture and Design first, where DWNTWN Art Days’ Hub will be located again this year. Here, staff members are available to assist with suggestions on exhibits to see, directions, and you can also explore more art and create your very own Art Days shirt.

Located on Biscayne Boulevard, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers close proximity to many Art Days events in the heart of Downtown Miami. In many areas of our hotel, you’ll find some unique and artistic design elements. If you’re interested in creating your own works of art, get inspired by our incredible views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline.

End Your Summer Celebrating Labor Day Weekend in Miami

Labor Day Weekend in Miami

These 2016 events in Miami are taking place this Labor Day Weekend.

As summer is coming to an end, there’s one last summer holiday quickly approaching to celebrate and end the season with a bang. Head down to sunny South Florida for an extended weekend this September – whether you’re all about the arts, nightlife, or looking for family fun, there’s an impressive lineup of events for everyone this Labor Day Weekend in Miami.

Miami Nice Weekend: September 2nd – 5th | Various Locations in Miami

Known for lavish yacht parties, the Miami Nice crew is going big this Labor Day Weekend with multiple events in Miami. The fun begins on Friday with an event at night club Tantra, followed by a signature All White Yacht Party on Saturday on the South Beach Lady. Before you head hope on Monday, hit the beach for Miami Nice Weekend’s bonus event – Beach & Chill, a farewell beach party.

International Ballet Festival of Miami: August 27th – September 11th | Various Locations in Miami

Some of the top dancers and ballet companies across the globe will be spending Labor Day Weekend here in South Florida for the International Ballet Festival of Miami! The first program of the festival will take place on Saturday, September 3, which includes contemporary performances at the Colony Theatre. Additionally, dancers can participate in workshops and admirers of this fine art can enjoy the Dance Film Series and Art Exhibit Series taking place during the festival.

Mas Stripez: Save the Tigers: September 3rd – 5th | Zoo Miami

Looking for family-friendly events this Labor Day Weekend in Miami? Head to Zoo Miami for a wild weekend filled with fun and learning. Learn about this endangered animal and its subspecies during the holiday weekend while helping out a great cause, the Tiger Conservation Project. Visit the Sumatran tiger exhibit, where there will be a lemonade and bake sale, and get your face painted at Dr. Wilde’s World.

Need a hotel for Labor Day Weekend in Miami? The Hilton Miami Downtown is located in the heart of South Florida. Our well-appointed accommodations offer a cool, spacious retreat for you to unwind in after an exciting day or night at these events. During your down time, lounge by our rooftop pool and indulge in tropical cocktails and light dining fare at our CityVu Pool Bar. We hope to see you during the upcoming holiday weekend!

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!

Miami Spice MonthMiami Spice Month
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!