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!

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.

2016 Miami Spa MonthMiami Spa Month
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.