Halloween Fun on the Beach in Miami

One of the top Miami Halloween Events returns for another year of scary fun.

Miami is unquestionably one of the best destinations for Halloween, but narrowing down your choices can be difficult. There is one option for adults that stands out from the rest, however: Nightmare On The Beach. The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Halloween celebration, which takes place on October 27th, is one of the top places to show off your costume and it’s plenty of fun, as well. That’s not to mention that it supports a great cause: assisting children and their families in South Florida who struggle with medical, educational, emotional and financial challenges.

Nightmare on the Beach Jack'o Lantern and rocks on the beach

If you’re looking to be seen this Halloween, there’s no better event than Nightmare on the Beach. This year’s Prom Night theme is bound to be memorable and, if past events are any indication, you’re likely to see some unique and creative costumes. Limited VIP packages are available and include a VIP table for 10 with unlimited bottle service all night.

Children’s Halloween Parade in Miami

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Children’s Halloween Parade, which is free to attend, invites children and their families each year to Miami Beach’s Lummus Park for a fun trick-or-treating event. The parade route features trick-or-treating stations, activities and a Halloween party at the Nightmare on the Beach Village where kids can play games, have their faces painted and enter a costume contest.

If you’re planning to attend either event, the Hilton Miami Downtown is an ideal host for your Halloween celebration. Come soak up the stunning views from our rooftop pool and try a one-of-a-kind meal from our celebrated chefs at Brisa Bistro, our onsite restaurant. Book your stay today for an unforgettable Halloween in Miami.

Miami Ghost Tours at Deering Estate

If you’re looking for an authentic spooky experience this October, there’s nothing quite like the Miami Ghost Tours at Deering Estate. With P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies), you will learn about the infamous sightings and paranormal experiences at Miami’s most haunted property, including the history of those who have graced the grounds before you. That is, if you dare to step onto the property.

Miami Ghost Tours  Jack-O-Lantern Ghost

Deering Estate provides a variety of ghost tours, including paranormal experiences and an overnight visit dubbed the Deering Estate Spookover. It’s like stepping into the past, as you cross paths with Native Americans, Miami’s early pioneers and Charles Deering himself. The tour includes a walking tour of historic homes at night, so don’t be surprised if your experience gets a little more real than you expected!

Deering Estate Spookover

For the bold and the brave, Deering Estate offers an overnight experience from 10pm to 2am led by paranormal investigators. You’ll visit the most actively haunted locations on site where you can investigate and attempt to communicate with the spirits yourself. Feel free to bring equipment to document your investigation; you’ll probably be glad you did!

The next date for the ghost tour, which runs from 8pm to 10pm and is priced at $30 per person, is October 24th. The Spookover, which is $65 per person, will be held on October 20th, November 9th and January 11th.

Halloween in Miami isn’t complete without a paranormal experience. If you’re planning to take a ghost tour, the Hilton Miami Downtown is your ideal host. We offer a variety of non-haunted accommodations, unique onsite dining options, and more. Book your stay today - you might be surprised by what you see!

A Seafood Lovers Dream at the 2018 South Beach Festival

South Beach Seafood Week isn’t just another ordinary seafood festival. Seafood Salad

If you consider yourself a foodie, especially a seafoodie, the 2018 South Beach Seafood Festival has your name written all over it. The five-day event, which runs from October 16-20, 2018, unites all of South Florida with its variety of fun experiences - including premium open bars, live music, culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs and more.

Tickets are on sale for general admission open bar, along with a VIP open bar, which includes $20 worth of food vouchers, entrance into the VIP Hospitality Village, premiere VIP sampling of dishes from GOYA, Celebrity Cruises, Papa’s Raw Bar, and American Social and much more.

The main event will feature pop-up cafes, premium menu items at affordable festival-friendly prices and shareable appetizer-sized portions. With a variety of great foods available, there’s simply no way you can go home hungry!

VIP Chef Showdown

South Beach Seafood Week will also feature a chef showdown you’ll never forget. This top Miami competition will pit 14 chefs against each other in 7 battles and a cocktail showdown between Miami’s top 10 bartenders. The best part? You’re the judge!

#SobeSeafood Fest is simply unlike any other seafood festival. Where else will you find world-class chefs creating unique seafood dishes just for you? Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to treat your taste buds.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal host for your festival fun. We’re conveniently located on Biscayne Blvd  and offer first-rate amenities and accommodations. Book your stay today to make the most of one of Miami’s top fall events.

Welcome to Bayside Marketplace

Shopping in Miami is unlike anywhere else.

If you’re searching for the ultimate Miami experience, look no further than Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami. The two-story, open-air shopping center offers visitors a variety of things to do and see, including shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as marina attractions, boating, events and great views. It’s your one-stop shop for fun.

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A trip to go shopping in Miami isn’t complete without a visit to Bayside Marketplace. From chain stores to small souvenir shops, it’s got it all. Some of the shops include Claire’s, the Disney Store, Express, Foot Locker, Guess, Harley-Davidson, Victoria’s Secret, Bayside-Branded Shops and more.


If you’re dining in downtown Miami with the family, the Marketplace is a must-visit spot. There’s something for every taste, including chain restaurants like Chili’s, the Hard Rock Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory. There’s also a food court that highlights international cuisine. Adults can pick up a tasty German beer at the Bavaria Haus Beer Hall or order cocktails from to-go stalls, while the kids enjoy an ice cream cone.


The marketplace has a lot to offer entertainment-wise, as well. There’s live music and entertainment in the evenings and on the weekends, a Miami Walk of Fame filled with local stars and more.

Marina Attractions

The downtown Miami marina is another reason to visit Bayside Marketplace. Hop on some of Miami’s best boat tours or check out the boat rentals, fishing charters, jet ski tours and rentals.

If you plan on visiting the Marketplace, there’s no better place to stay than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located and close to many other top attractions. Don’t miss out on a unique Miami experience. Book your stay with us today to make some new memories with the family or friends.

It's time, once again, for Oktoberfest in Miami

Oktoberfest in Miami, one of the top fall events, is a beer lover’s paradise.

Nothing says Fall quite like Octoberfest in Miami. With a variety of celebrations and festivities, there’s something for everyone.

OktoberfestOktoberfest in the Garden at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s Oktoberfest celebration, which takes place on October 5th, 2018 at their Botanical Biergarten, will feature many of South Florida’s top craft breweries, live music and delicious food. Admission is $45 and includes unlimited beer and a complimentary sampling glass.

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Wynwood’s Octoberfest is one of the best events of the year. The three-day festival, which will takes place from October 28th through October 30th, 2018, features live music and entertainment, an artisan market, beer games and, of course, delicious seasonal brews. Some of the fun beer games, which Sam Adams dubbs the Brewlympics, include giant beer pong, giant jenga, raise the stein and corn hole. The 9th annual folk festival is free to attend, but you can purchase a beer pack for $8 that includes free beer, a beer stein and a bavarian hat, as well.

If you’re planning to celebrate Oktoberfest this year in Miami, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally suited to be your host. Take in our picturesque views from our rooftop pool and enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal from our celebrated chefs at Brisa Bistro. You won’t soon forget your Oktoberfest in Miami experience.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami

Miami’s Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the strong Hispanic ties to the community.

The influence of the Hispanic community on Miami culture is undeniable. From September 15th through October 15th, the city pays homage to the Hispanic people and their contributions, offering a great variety of events and fun things to do. It’s a month-long celebration unlike any other.

Cultural Fridays  Little Havana Dominoes on a game table

One of the best ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami is Viernes Culturales, or Cultural Fridays, which is a hit with both locals and visitors. There are a variety of tents and shops to check out, along with live music, art exhibits, tobacco rolling, poetry, theater, film and more.  

Little Havana

To truly experience the impact of Hispanic culture on Miami, you must visit Little Havana. Simply strolling down the street and through Miami’s famous Maximo Gomez Park is a good start. After that, a visit to the Bay of Pigs Museum provides an important learning experience.

Rumba Crawl

If you love dancing and music, make sure to check out the Rumba Crawl on Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami, which features lively merengue, salsa, bachata, and reggaeton sounds that are bound to get your feet moving.

These are just a small sample of the many events and activities taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami. If you want to take full advantage of the festivities, make sure to book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard, we’re close to many top local attractions, including South Beach, Bayside Marketplace and much more. Don’t miss out on this unique experience.

South Florida Craft Beer Run

If you consider yourself a beer lover who enjoys running, or at least enough to sweat out some of those suds, the South Florida Craft Beer Run has your name written all over it. With 450 participants, last year’s inaugural event was a hit, with the 2nd annual event proving to be bigger and better with even more top Miami breweries getting involved and post-race festivity fun. If you run one fun race this fall, this is it.

Beer - view from above glassRace Details

The race will take place on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Miami’s Tank Brewing Co. at 5100 NW 72nd Ave. Your registration fee includes a t-shirt, medal and tasty complimentary brew.

Participating Breweries and Festivities

This year’s race features a long list of great participating breweries, including Tank Brewing Co., Funky Buddha Brewing, Wynwood Brewing, Miami Brewing Co., Swamp Head Brewery and Cigar City Brewing Co. Post-race festivities will include tasty eats, live music, cigars, games and craft beer.

Charitable Cause

This year’s Miami beer run will support a couple of good causes - Nico’s Promise and Sebastian Strong. Nico’s Promise provides ongoing support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Sebastian Strong raises awareness and funds for research to find a cure for childhood cancer.

If you’re running in the race and looking for a place to stay, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally suited to be your host. Our gorgeous heated rooftop pool is a great spot to unwind after running and our comfortable guestrooms will meet your expectations for a good night’s rest. Book your stay today to take advantage of this unique South Florida experience.

Escape to Miami Triathlon 2018

The Mak Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon is an experience unlike any other.

South Florida plays host to many unique and exciting events year-round, but none are quite like the Escape to Miami Triathlon. Each September, triathletes from all over descend upon Miami for the multisport competition, which treats athletes and spectators to scenic sights and sounds. It’s one of those races you won’t forget. 


If you’re participating in the Miami Triathlon, you’re in for a treat. You’ll start in the waters off of Margaret Pace Park and head inland to the infamous Escape Island. From there, the bike course provides a unique and scenic view of Miami that continues until you run across the finish line. It’s called the Escape Route for a reason, but when you finish, you’ll have an accomplishment worth boasting about!

Spectators and Volunteers

As a spectator, you get to take in all the views without having to break a sweat. If you’re interested in volunteering for the South Beach Triathlon, however, you’re more than welcome! Whether you’re a first-time volunteer or a veteran, volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and support the athletes. Plus, you’ll receive lots of exciting goodies as a thank you for lending a hand.

The 2018 Escape to Miami Triathlon is a can’t-miss event for serious triathletes. If you need a place to relax and rest before and after the race, look no further than the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our rooftop pool offers scenic views of the city, which looks especially grand after you’ve conquered it, and our location is convenient for exploring South Beach and many other Miami attractions. Book your stay with us today and challenge yourself to the Mak Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon.

Florida Residents Special Offer

A Florida staycation that feels like an escape.  Woman Eating Fruit In Bed at Hilton Miami Downtown

If you live in Florida, it pays to get away; even if you’re not leaving the Sunshine State. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our in-state discount at the Hilton Miami Downtown, where Florida residents can enjoy deluxe accommodations for two nights and a $25 property credit when they book a stay of at least two nights. Hilton Honors members receive an exclusive discount of up to 12 percent off our hotel’s best available rate, and even non-Hilton Honors members will receive up to 10 percent off. That’s not to mention all of the great features and amenities you get when you stay with us.


Our prime downtown location is the perfect starting point for your exploration of the greater Miami area. We’re only three miles from lively South Beach, just minutes from the unique Wynwood Arts District and conveniently located near American Airlines Arena, the home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, and Bayside Marketplace.


What’s a Florida staycation without great food? We’re close to some of Miami’s top dining destinations and, when you don’t feel like venturing off the property, offer great onsite dining options, including delicious dishes from Brisa Bistro’s celebrated chef Didier Pouzier. Our 1601 Lounge’s Bimini Bliss Happy Hour is a fun way to start Thursday nights out, too.


Our serene, heated rooftop pool offers breathtaking views of the city, and guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and lunch options at our CityVu Pool Bar.

Take advantage of our Florida Residents Special Offer and book your stay today. Our newly-refreshed guest accommodations, first-class amenities and prime location provide guests with an opportunity to take a unique getaway without leaving their backyard.

Labor Day 2018 In Miami

Labor Day Weekend in Miami is unlike any other time of the year.

Miami is a preferred destination for travelers year-round, but it’s especially lively during Labor Day weekend. While the holiday marks the unofficial end of summer, there’s no shortage of sunshine and cool breezes in the greater Miami area. Not to mention all of the attractions and activities you can take part in to celebrate the holiday weekend.

World Famous Beaches  Hammock on Palm Trees 

If you love sticking your feet in the sand or taking a refreshing dip in the ocean, Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside beach provide easy-going, family-friendly settings. South Beach, meanwhile, is known for its lively scene, while the beaches along Key Biscayne provide a better opportunity to experience local nature.

Art, Architecture and Museums

If your idea of a fun Labor Day in Miami involves immersing yourself in culture, there are endless possibilities. A simple stroll down Ocean Drive and through the Art Deco District offers stunning views of historic Art Deco and Tropical Moderne buildings, and South Beach’s Wolfsonian-FIU museum houses one of the largest university art collections in the United States.

Miami Spice

If you want to treat your taste buds, you’re in luck. Miami Spice, the two-month restaurant promotion in which local eateries offer special, three-course, prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, coincides with Labor Day Weekend in Miami. This is an event not to be missed when visiting Miami this time of year!

There’s no better place to celebrate Labor Day 2018 in Miami than the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our rooftop pool area is the perfect spot to soak up some sun. We’re equally equipped to host your relaxing end of summer trip or action-packed tour of all Miami has to offer. Book your stay with us today to make the most of this end of summer holiday.