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January 2018

Outdoor Activities in Miami You Don’t Want to Miss

With long, beautiful beaches and year-round warm temperatures, the time spent in Miami is worth spending outdoors.

Whether you choose to have some bonding time with your dear ones in nature, enjoying the water, or visiting the attractions, you'll never get bored in Miami. Just fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the fun.

Miami Is Not Only for Sunbathing

Man in kayakMiami is known for its amazing beaches that vary from family-friendly spaces to the core of the party. You can play volleyball or enjoy a delicious cocktail while sunbathing.

But, when laying in the sun just isn’t enough, you’ve got plenty of other activities from which to choose.

Looking for an Adrenaline Rush? Try Water Sports

The calm waters around Miami make it a perfect area for kayaking. You can paddle around the islands and hunt for a breath-taking ocean sunset. Alternatively, if kayaking doesn’t float your boat, sailing might do. You get to visit the city with less physical effort.

Visit Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park is one spot you don’t want to miss while visiting Miami. Located in Biscayne Bay, it’s home of the offshore barrier reefs.

Because it’s 95% water, the park is the starting or ending point for many water sport activities.

Cycling in Miami

Another thing that both locals and tourists enjoy is cycling around our beautiful city. Miami is filled to the brim with paths, trails, and greenways that take you on fun, adventurous rides. Moreover, you’ve got lots of shops where you can rent bikes, scooters, or Segways.

Miami is waiting for you year-round. If you’re ready to explore, book a room with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We are conveniently located near the Venetian Islands, Miami Beach, and Biscayne Bay.


Are You Ready for the Miami Marathon 2018?

The Miami Marathon is one of the most anticipated events in the region this month. Over 20,000 people and teams from all around the world have already registered and are looking forward to running one of the most impressive courses they've seen.

Test Your Limits in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Woman running in marathon

The starting point is 601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, and the course takes you through the hottest locations in the city. It also comprises some bridges that will be held close-to-vessels during the course.

If you'd like to test your limits in the 2018 Miami Marathon, registration is still open.

Not a Runner? Help the Organizers or Simply Watch the Show

The competitors are the stars of the event, but the supporters and volunteers give them the much-needed energy to keep on running. If you want to support your favorite runner, customize your stickers, signs and banners to cheer them on. Then, wait for them in one of the following stop points, or along the course.

Miami Beach (Washington and 11th St.)

Downtown Area (Northeast 15th and Biscayne Blvd.)

Brickell Medical Plaza (2660 Brickell Ave.)

For those who want to lend a helping hand to the organizers, they welcome your time and assistance as a volunteer.

Whether you choose to run or to support those who do, we are looking forward to providing you with the relaxation you need before and after the big event. Stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown located at 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida.


Saddle Up for the Homestead Championship Rodeo

Join the crowd during the Homestead Championship Rodeo to see pro rodeo at its finest and enjoy tons of other fun events. If you’re a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, this rodeo is not to be missed.

The Fun Will Happen at Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena at Harris Field Rodeo-Steer-Running

The rodeo and Rodeo Days events will take place from January 19-21, 2018 at Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena at Harris Field. Here’s all the information you need to attend.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Adult admission is $14.99, and admission for children is $4.99.

What to Expect

This is an event that brings a time-honored Western sport to southern Florida. You’ll see all the country flair, cowboy hats, and festive atmosphere you’d expect surrounding pro bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and more.

Fun Events

Rodeo Days will help kick off the competition, including Family Night on Wednesday, January 17 at Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. This free event will include the Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation, line dancing, a charity raffle, and lots of food.

Then, on Thursday, January 18, come to the arena for the Mechanical Bull Buck Off Competition and Rodeo Bingo, which will benefit three different charities.

Don’t forget to check out the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, January 20. This free event will happen in downtown Homestead at 10 a.m. with a theme: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.

Attend this fun event and book your stay with us in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Come Experience Art Deco Weekend in Miami

We all like having fun, but do you know what can make a fun-filled weekend even more enjoyable?

When we attend an enjoyable event that benefits a good cause – the level of fun we have goes up exponentially.

That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to attend the upcoming Art Deco Weekend in Miami.

Art Deco Weekend 2018 – What You Can Expect Woman's face painted on a brick wall

This event was established over 40 years ago by the Miami Design Preservation League to preserve the gorgeous art deco buildings that line the streets of Miami’s famed South Beach.

To raise money and awareness, the League started this event that brings art deco aficionados from all over the country.   

1. Where to Go and When

The fun takes place from January 12-14, 2018 on Ocean Drive Between 6th and 13th Streets.

Dates and times:

  • Friday, January 12: 12PM to 10PM
  • Saturday, January 13: 10AM to 10PM
  • Sunday, January 14: 10AM to 8PM

2. Have Fun at the Festival

In addition to exploring the beautiful buildings, the event will include live music, a dog show, a classic car show, and a fashion show. You’ll also get to enjoy fantasy theater performances.

3. The Miami Design Preservation League

If you would like to do more than simply be an observer at the event, there are many ways you can help the Preservation League.

You can become a sponsor of the event or a vendor. You can also volunteer before, during, or after the event. Another option: a monetary donation.

Stay with Us During Your Fun-Filled Miami Weekend

When you come to Miami for this special event, make sure you stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our newly redesigned guestrooms will give you a nice, comfortable respite from your busy, fun-filled day.


Biscayne Family Fun Fests 2018 – Fun for Everyone

Every year, the Biscayne National Park puts on a festival that the whole family can enjoy. The festival doesn’t just last one day or one weekend – it’s broken up over five months, from December to April.

The festivals are free, making them a fun, affordable way for families to spend time together and learn.

Here's what can you expect from Biscayne Family Fun Fests 2018

Tower at Biscayne National Park

Upcoming Events at Biscayne National Park for Family Fun in Miami 

Finding some fun activities that the whole family can enjoy isn’t always easy. That’s why we love these fun fests. There’s something for everyone!

Here’s what you can look forward to at this beautiful National Park in 2018.

¡Viva España! – January 14, 2018

Did you know that Spain used to rule over Florida? This fun fest shows off Florida’s Spanish heritage with pride.

Pirates & Wreckers – February 11, 2018

Who doesn’t love stories about pirates? This festival explains (in a fun and exciting way) the history of this National Park – complete with pirates looking for booty.

Biscayne Renaissance – March 11, 2018

If you love stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, this is the festival for you. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another time, especially if you dress up – which is encouraged.

Back to the 60s – April 8, 2018

Celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary in your grooviest hippie gear.

Book Your Stay at the Hilton When You’re in Town for the Fun Fests

Whether you’re a fellow Floridian or traveling in from across the country, we welcome you to stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

After exploring everything that the fun fests have to offer, the Hilton will provide a nice, relaxing space where you can unwind, sleep soundly, and feel rejuvenated for the next fun-filled day of adventure.