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May 2017

Have a Star-Spangled 4th of July in Miami!

4th of July in Miami

It’s all about the red, white, and blue spirit at these 4th of July events in Miami.

Last weekend, we kicked off the summer holiday season with Memorial Day and things are gearing up for the next big holiday just a few weeks away. Here in Miami, our city goes all out for the holidays with epic celebrations and shows filled with patriotic pride. If you’re planning on celebrating the 4th of July in Miami, here’s a few events you’ll definitely want to check out.

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park
The biggest Independence Day event in Miami goes down every year in Bayfront Park. If you’re looking to see some of the best fireworks in Miami, you’ll want to join Budweiser for America’s Birthday Bash. With things kick off in the afternoon, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages. Kids will enjoy free activities in the Family Fun Zone and adults will love the Budweiser Beer Garden and live music performance leading up to the fireworks show. The park opens at 10 AM, with festivities beginning at 2 PM.

Coconut Grove 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks Celebration
Coconut Grove is all about good, old-fashioned, family fun on Independence Day. Pack up your picnic basket and blanket and head to Peacock Park and spend the evening lounging in the grass. There’s face painting, music, games, and more to enjoy before the fireworks finale. The celebration’s taking place from 6 – 9:30 PM.

Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade
Crandon Boulevard on Key Biscayne will be bursting with red, white, and blue pride the morning of the 4th of July. Bands, floats, and local organizations are all a part of the action at the Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade beginning at 11 AM. Around 9 PM, look to the night sky for a fireworks show.

Whether you plan on spending Independence Day in Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, or Coconut Grove, or want to take advantage of them all, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers easy access to all of Miami’s neighborhoods. Our newly renovated facilities are the perfect for keeping, cool, comfortable, and well-rested during the holiday. Kick off your celebration soaking up the sun at our roof-top pool and enjoy incredible cocktails at our 1601 Lounge. If you’re looking for a hotel for 4th of July in Miami, book your stay before it’s too late!


Learn About Life Under the Sea at Miami Seaquarium®!

Miami Seaquarium

Take a trip to the Seaquarium for marine life encounters in Miami.

Have you ever been fascinated by animals and marine life that live below and near the sea? If so, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to one of the top animal attractions in Miami – Miami Seaquarium®! Located on Key Biscayne and open 365 days a year, Miami Seaquarium® is an exciting place for all ages to spend a day getting acquainted with amazing sea creatures.

At Miami Seaquarium®, you’ll find penguins, turtles, killer whales, dolphins, manatees, sea lions, and more! Ever wanted to shake fins with a dolphin or seal? Miami Seaquarium® is the best place for animal encounters in South Florida. Beginning on December 19th, you can get up close to an African Penguin with their new Penguin Encounter! Other animal encounter programs include being a Trainer for a Day, the VIP Tour, where you’ll have a chance to feed and take photos with some of the animals, and the incredible Sea Trek Reef Encounter, where you’ll suit up and sport a dive helmet, as you go underwater and explore the Seaquarium’s 300,000 gallon tropical reef.

Other fun things to do at Miami Seaquarium® include taking in a dolphin, whale, or sea lion show, and visit the exhibits, which includes the brand new Penguin Isle, Tropical Wings, Crocodile Flats, and Discovery Bay, where you can see Florida wildlife in their natural mangrove forest environment.  There are also Tropical Fish Aquariums, perfect for visiting in June during National Zoo and Aquarium Month. Don’t forget to test your skills on Shark’s Sky Trail aerial obstacle course and cool off during the summer the fun way by visiting Salty’s Pirate Playground. With camp, home school, Boy and Girl Scount, and Mommy and Me programs, Miami Seaquarium® is one of the best family-friendly attractions in Miami.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is just 15 minutes away from Miami Seaquarium®. After a fun day interacting with marine life, your family will have plenty of space to settle into in our newly renovated, spacious accommodations. Take advantage of our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package and enjoy deluxe accommodations, breakfast, and high-speed Internet access.


Get Away This Summer with Our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package

Spend some of your summer vacation at our family-friendly hotel in Downtown Miami.

The countdown to summer vacation is on with school wrapping up for most over the next few weeks. It’s time to put away the textbooks and pack up your bags for some time in sunny South Florida! If you’re looking to get away, Miami is the perfect summer vacation destination for families. With our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package, you’ll have what you need for the perfect trip.

Downtown Miami Family Fun PackageDowntown Miami Family Fun Package

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for four
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access

Whether you’re looking to spend your whole vacation in Miami or to spend a few days before or after a cruise, Downtown Miami’s the perfect place to be. The Hilton Miami Downtown puts you a short drive away from Miami Beach without the expensive price tag for a beachfront hotel. If exploring Miami’s museum’s is on your agenda, Museum Park is under a 20-minute walk away, also on Biscayne Boulevard and featuring the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. With close proximity to these attractions, along with being located near a MetroMover station, great Miami dining options, and Miami neighborhoods worth checking out, there’s no doubt about it – our location and package makes us the perfect location for a Miami family vacation.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers beautiful views, recently renovated eateries, guest rooms, and lobby, and plenty of space for families to settle into. Take a trip to our rooftop pool and make a splash while enjoying the sunshine and light eats at our CityVu Pool Bar. We hope you’ll take advantage of our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package for your next family getaway!


Lights, Camera, Miami Film Month!

Miami Film Month

Enjoy special events and discounts at Miami movie theaters during the month of June.

Every month has a theme in our city, and June in Miami is all about film and cinema. As the weather really starts to heat up, June is a great time to cool off and explore Miami’s artistic roots in film. With beautiful art cinemas throughout the city, you’ll definitely want to visit as many as you can while enjoying Miami Film Month!

During Miami Film Month, participating cinemas in Miami will offer $8 films. This year’s participants include the O Cinema in Wynwood and Miami Beach, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, and Bill Cosford Cinema. In addition to discounts on films in Miami, you’ll also want to check out Miami Film Month events, which include special showings at the Colony Theatre and #5Films4Freedom at Soundscape Park at The New World Center on June 1st, where you can see five LGBT short-films for free.

Whether you’re planning on venturing to Coral Gables, Wynwood, or Miami Beach film events, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers easy access to Miami art cinemas. After taking advantage of Miami Film Month events and specials, gather in our 1601 Lounge for coffee or cocktails and conversation on your favorite flicks. We hope you enjoy spending time in theaters this June!


Immerse Yourself in the Wonderful World of Science at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science!

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Frost Science’s new location in Downtown Miami opens on May 8th.

After four years of hard work, one of Miami’s most well-loved museums will re-open in its new home here in Downtown Miami. In Miami’s Museum Park, you’ll now find one of the most incredible science museums in the world. If you’re curious about science, get ready to be amazed when the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science opens in just a few days!

On Monday, May 8th, the new Frost Science will open its doors officially for its grand opening. Visitors can look forward to exploring exhibits on water, the Everglades, lasers, flight, and more. One of the most incredible features of the museum is the three level aquarium showcasing the ecosystems of South Florida. What makes Frost Science so unique is that in addition to its aquarium, it also features a unique, state-of-the-art spherical planetarium with nearly 360-degree views.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is opening just in time for Miami Museum Month. In addition to grand opening festivities and Member Night, there will be several events to enjoy. Beginning in June, First Fridays at Frost Science return, where you can visit the Frost Planetarium after hours for an incredible laser light show set to popular music.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is just an eight-minute walk to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Visit our 1601 Lounge for a refreshing cup of Starbucks coffee before strolling along Biscayne Boulevard and learning all about science. We hope you have a blast exploring the new museum!