Miami Ghost Tours Offer Spooky South Florida Thrills

A creepy night tour of haunted Coconut Grove is the perfect way to spend Halloween in Miami.

Miami Ghost Tours are a fun and quirky way to celebrate the Halloween season, whether you are a true believer or are just looking for things to do during the fall in Miami. The ghost tours offer intimate walks through the Coconut Grove neighborhood where you will experience centuries of South Florida history.

Miami Ghost ToursCoconut Grove is one of the most historic areas of Miami. The ghost tour guides allege that spirits have gathered here for centuries. Even if you're not superstitious, the tours offer a scenic and informational overview of Coconut Grove. The tours will show you Native American pathways where local Seminoles took shelter from hurricanes. You'll visit picturesque Biscayne Bay where pirates and rumrunners sold their illegal wares in the 18th century. The tour also includes a trip to Coconut Grove Cemetery where you'll hear many bone-chilling tales of foul play. Along to way, you'll head to the Mutiny Hotel, which was a party spot for Hollywood celebrities and the international jet set in the 1970s and 1980s. FYI: the ghost tours offer a family-friendly package and an exclusive adult package, so be sure to check which tour you're booking if you plan to bring little ones along.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is a great place to stay if you're planning a ghost tour vacation. The hotel is centrally located, so you're just minutes away from Coconut Grove and other Miami hot spots like South Beach. Once you've finished your tour, you can unwind in The Hilton Miami Downtown's luxury accommodations. Guests can relax in the heated rooftop pool or work out in the fitness center. Happy ghost hunting!

Get Your Lederhosen on for This Year's Octoberfest Miami

The best Oktoberfest in South Florida is back for its fourth year.

Octoberfest Miami is a big deal, so don't miss this year's festivities on October 4th at Marlins Park. Feast on genuine German food while you listen to awesome live music. Or, have some fun under the sun on the ferris wheel and go for a thrilling ride on the zip line. The snow cones and popcorn can't be beat. Your family or group of friends can have some silly fun at the dunk tank or simply stroll around the park among the palm trees. 

Octoberfest MiamiOctoberfest Miami
Marlins Park
October 4th, 2015
1 PM - 10 PM  

Did we mention beer? From pilsners to pumpkin beers, local vendors have you covered. If you prefer hard cider, no problem. Enjoy a Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider or a Shock Top Apple Crisp. If you want to enjoy a beer that's truly in keeping with the spirit of the event, have a Goose Island Oktoberfest. There's no better way to enjoy Oktoberfest than with a cold beer from Beck's. 

If you think you have what it takes to win the stein hosting contest, then register now. There's always a great party atmosphere at this October event sponsored by Beck's. Dress up in lederhosen or just come as you are. Either way, you'll have a blast. 

Visitors come from all over the area to enjoy the German-themed festivities. If you're coming from out of town, a terrific place to stay while you're attending this fall festival in Miami is the Hilton Miami Downtown. With 527 luxury guest rooms, we're proud to be one of the finest hotels in Downtown Miami. If you're flying into town, our property is just 15 minutes from the airport. You can unwind after the celebration in our gorgeous rooftop pool or enjoy some Caribbean-inspired cuisine at the Brisa Bistro.

Travel Easy with Our Miami Park, Stay, and Go Hotel Package!

Take the hassle out of catching a cruise or plane Downtown with this Miami park and cruise hotel package.

Your trip planning just became simpler with our Miami Park, Stay, and Go Hotel Package, which allows you to park your car at our hotel and use our shuttle service to and from Miami International Airport or the Port of Miami.

Miami Park Stay and Go PackageOur hotel near Miami International Airport is minutes away from your next trip. The Park Stay and Go Hotel Package includes:

● Shuttle service to and from select airports or cruise ports

● Deluxe accommodations in our hotel

*Terms and conditions apply 

 Moreover, we are only five minutes from the port in the event that you are planning a cruise. Our convenient Downtown location gives you access to all the fun of the city and South Beach, which is three miles from the hotel. Our Park, Stay, and Go Package allows you to leave and return to the city stress-free, eliminating the need to drive through traffic and park your car before departure. Whether you are traveling for an important meeting or going on vacation, you will be able to focus on your destination instead of how to get there.

At the Hilton Miami Downtown, we invite you to stay with us and take advantage of this great offer. Your vacation planning is now made simple with our wonderful downtown location and the amenities of our fine hotel. Dine in our restaurant, the Brisa Bistro or relax at our seventh floor rooftop pool while enjoying panoramic views of the city.

The Hilton Miami Downtown Gets Chic Renovations!

Hilton Miami Downtown

The new look is yet another reason to check out this modern hotel in downtown Miami.

The Hilton Miami Downtown sits in a prime location right in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the United States. Featuring the world-class rooms, service, and amenities that the Hilton name is known for, our 527-room luxury hotel in Miami is the perfect home base for your adventures, whether you're here for business or pleasure.

The two-phase renovation began earlier this month as the hotel works floor by floor, updating and modernizing the already stylish rooms, suites and corridors to give them a more chic feel, one that truly captures the spirit of Miami. The renovations will proceed while still allowing guests to enjoy all the amenities we normally have to offer without being impeded by construction. At the completion of phase one, every room, hallway, and luxury suite will be completely updated so that each guest can enjoy the results of the renovations.

Phase two begins in the fall, with a complete overhaul of the lobby to make it match the new stylish look and feel of the rest of the hotel. Included in the lobby renovation will be gorgeous marble floors, fabulous new sitting areas, a collection of vibrant artwork and a more interactive front desk experience. When phase two is completed, the entire hotel will pulse with a new energy that is sure to impress every guest who comes through the door.

Just a short walk to Downtown Miami attractions, three miles from South Beach and only fifteen miles from the Miami International Airport, we at the Hilton Miami Downtown offer travelers a prime location and a top lodging choice for those from all over the world. In addition to the close proximity to top dining, shopping and tourist destinations, the fabulous new renovations give visitors one more reason to come check out this one-of-a-kind, soon to be newly renovated hotel in Miami.

Come and Stay for the Escape to Miami Triathlon!

Escape to Miami Triathlon

South Florida’s premier triathlon event comes to Escape Island in Miami.

On September 20th, 2015, Miami will host the Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon, one of South Florida's most exciting athletic events of the year. Participants will endeavor to complete this intense event while seeing the best of Miami's coast. 

The Olympic-distance triathlon begins by ferrying you to Escape Island where you will swim back to shore in the gorgeous waters of Biscayne Bay north of the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways. When you reach land at Margaret Pace Park, you'll head to the bike course, which takes you over the bay to Miami Beach by the Julia Tuttle Causeway. 

This two-lap course has you climbing the causeway while people cheer you on from Escape Island. The run course takes you past some of Miami’s beautiful architectural landmarks, cruise ship row and Hibiscus & Palm Islands. You’ll make your turnaround at the famous and glamorous Star Island. As you complete your run, you'll catch a glimpse of where it all started on Escape Island. The sprint-distance triathlon will afford you the same gorgeous Miami terrain, only with modified distances.

Hilton Miami Downtown is this year's Headquarters Hotel for the Escape to Miami Triathlon, offering discounted rates for participants as well as front-row access to the starting line and athletic amenities to give your final training a push. Rest in our comfortable rooms with gorgeous skyline views, and for any last-minute training, you can use our premier exercise facilities and heated rooftop swimming pool. Be sure to register and reserve your accommodations for this awesome South Beach Miami event soon as it's guaranteed to be an experience to remember.

Rev Your Motor for the Labor Day Weekend South Beach Bike Week!

Labor Day Weekend South Beach Bike Week

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Miami at South Florida's hottest motorcycle rally.

The best bike week in South Florida is back for Labor Day Weekend. The third annual South Beach Bike Week will be held from September 4th to 7th, 2015 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami. With contests, rallies, food and drinks, you won't want to miss the biggest bike week in Florida.

This year's event is bigger than ever as hundreds of bikers will flock to the BikeWeek Village for contests like the "Battle of the Baggers" and the "Chopper Showdown." A special photo exposition, "Women on Two Wheels," will highlight the role women have played in the motorcycle industry. The "Bikers, Bites, and Brews" Food Festival will be held on September 6th with unlimited food and drinks for bike week participants. Live music will be featured throughout the weekend by South Beach's hottest bands and performers.

The party doesn't stop when the day's events have ended. Your BikeWeek Village wristband will get you special offers at some of South Beach's hottest nightclubs and bars. The "Bikers and Bottles" and "Hot Chicks and Choppers" parties will be the official nighttime events of the week, but your options are endless with dozens of bars and clubs in the North Beach neighborhood. 

Located only nine miles from the North Beach Bandshell, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a hotel that puts you in close proximity to the best that South Florida has to offer. The hotel's rooms and deluxe suites offer views of Downtown Miami, and an incredible rooftop pool and bar can be found on the 7th floor terrace. With our pet-friendly accommodations, you can even feel free to bring your furry companion along for the weekend. Book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown for special offers that will make your Bike Week visit both luxurious and affordable.

Miami Dolphins 2015 Home Games Start This September!

Get ready to see the Miami Dolphins kick off the 2015 season with their first home game against the Bills on September 27th.

Football fans can't miss their favorite teams playing in person. If you're a football fan and can barely wait for the season to start, the Miami Dolphins 2015 home games kick off on September 27th against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins will also play four preseason games across the country, including two August games at home against the Falcons and Buccaneers.

Miami Dolphins 2015 Home GamesThere's nothing like getting to Sun Life Stadium early and doing a little tailgating. Whether you go all out with a Dolphins-branded barbecue grill, folding tables and chairs or you like to kick back and watch the excitement, you won't want to miss a single home game. Fans line up hours before the game starts, and you'll get the chance to mingle with fellow sports enthusiasts from all over the country.

NFL football in Miami is a big deal. The Dolphins will play eight regular season games against major teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, NY Giants and Indianapolis Colts. Miami Dolphins 2015 home games start in September, but you have up until January 3rd, 2016, to see your favorite team in action. That marks the last game of the season when the Miami team squares off against the New England Patriots.

Though their home stadium is large, the Dolphins are so popular that fans buy tickets months in advance. The sooner you buy your tickets, the better your chances are of finding some great seats. Here at Hilton Miami Downtown, our convenient location near the stadium, in addition to comfortable amenities and services, makes it easy for you to get to the game and back again.

Miami Prepares for the IFE-ILE Festival of Afro-Cuban Dance!

The city is heating up in preparation for one of the year's major Afro-Cuban cultural events in Miami.

The streets of Miami will come alive this August as the 17th annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival comes to town. One of the major Afro-Cuban events in Miami, this event will see renowned masters and students in a wide variety of dance styles showing what they've got. It's more than just a celebration of Afro-Cuban history; it's an opportunity to embrace the close relationship shared between the cultures of Miami and Cuba for decades.

IFE-ILE FestivalOrisha, Afro-modern, Yuka and salsa rueda will be represented along with many other dance styles as representatives pour into the Dade County Auditorium from August 20th to 22nd, 2015. Instructors like Rainier Garcia and Juinier Quintero will be showing off their unique forms of dance, and workshops will give visitors the opportunity to learn the moves for themselves. These dance workshops will be complemented by instructional courses in instruments such as batá drumming and minor percussion. 

IFE-ILE is one of the preeminent non-profit Afro-Cuban dance companies in Miami, and the organization is dedicated to preserving the traditions of Afro-Cuban culture. The company stages the festival in collaboration with the Miami Salsa Congress, an organization that hosts a five-day Latin music and arts festival. Together, they strive to create an environment where people of every background and ethnicity can come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Southern Florida. If you're up for more dancing, the Salsa Congress will be held from July 29th to August 2nd in Miami Beach.

Bring your dancing shoes to experience the amazing feats and rich variety of Afro-Cuban culture at this year's IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Consider staying with us at Hilton Miami Downtown, and we'll do everything we can to make sure your trip is memorable.

Experience the Best LGBT Getaway in Miami!

Explore the best beaches, stay in a friendly hotel and enjoy LGBT nightlife in Miami.

Planning an LGBT getaway in Miami is easy when you book with Hilton Miami Downtown, where we're proud to be a gay-friendly hotel in Miami. You will love the amenities that come with our Stay Hilton. Go Out. Package:

LGBT Getaway in Miami

Internet access
-Complimentary one-year digital subscription to OUT Magazine
-Two complimentary welcome beverages
-Late checkout
-Terms &
conditions apply

When you're done relaxing in your room and admiring the amazing views, you will want to head on down to one of the Miami gay friendly-beaches. The North Shore Open Space's crystal clear waters and sandy shores are just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and stores. If you're in the mood for sightseeing and fishing, stop by the Sunny Isles Beach, home to one of the oldest piers in the city.

You won't want to skip the Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour either. This tour takes you on a walk around the city, offers information about the historic architecture on display and gives you an inside look at the history of the LGBT community in Miami. As an added bonus, you can get the insider scoop on local LGBT nightlife. Whether you want to put on your hottest outfit and dance the night away, or you prefer something a little more low key, Miami has a club, restaurant or bar that is perfect for you.

Here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, we can help you have a good time too. Sip drinks and enjoy a quiet lunch by the pool, stop by one of our two on-site restaurants or simply dine in the comfort of your own room. As a TAG-approved® Miami hotel, we're dedicated to making your vacation the perfect relaxing holiday.

Get a Taste of Miami During Miami Spice Month!

Miami Spice Month

This restaurant month in Miami is filled with flavor and savings.

The scope of Miami's outstanding restaurant scene is so wide that Miami Spice Month takes two months to absorb all that the city's cuisine has to offer. Things get underway on August 1st and conclude on September 30th, 2015.

Miami restaurant discounts from the participating eateries will offer ample opportunities to sample mouth-watering cuisine at special prices, including brunch specials. You can also take advantage of Happy Hours and half-price wines while many restaurants will have their critically acclaimed chefs offering lunches and dinners at $23 and $39, respectively. 

Dining in downtown Miami is never boring since there are so many different options when it comes to what might tempt your palate. Ethnic options abound in areas like Little Havana and Little Haiti, and soul food is the order of the day in Overtown. In Liberty City, you have a chance to grab a taste of the Caribbean, and in Coconut Grove, sidewalk cafes and unique options await your presence.

Trying to take advantage of all the deals available will take some time, so if you're visiting, you need a convenient and comfortable landing spot. That's where the Hilton Miami Downtown comes in. You can sample the delights of Brisa Bistro, which offers a variety of cuisine styles, without having to even leave the hotel. You can also take advantage of the convenient location to walk off some of the delicious fare while seeing Miami’s many fun attractions.