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The 2015 Miami International Auto Show Arrives in November!

Miami Beach will host the hottest new cars for the 2015 Miami International Auto Show.

The long-anticipated Miami International Auto Show (MIAS) is just around the corner, bringing a wide variety of popular events such as the Ride & Drive, Topless in Miami, and Million Dollar Alley. Not only will you have the opportunity to admire million-dollar cars and check out the latest models, but you're also allowed to test drive some sport cars at the Ride & Drive.

2015 Miami International Auto Show2015 Miami International Auto Show
November 6th-16th, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center 

One of the best parts of the MIAS is the fact that it presents the opportunity to test drive new vehicles rather than just look at them. The visual aspect is a worthy attraction on its own at this South Florida car show, but being able to sit behind the wheel and fully enjoy the new car smell takes the experience to another level. As long as you're over the age of 18 and have a driver's license, you'll be allowed to test drive the cars.

The Topless in Miami exhibit showcases the latest convertibles in a Miami-themed environment on the show floor. Easily envision what it's like driving with the top down in one of the vehicles without leaving the premise. Naturally, the most expensive automobiles are found in the Million Dollar Alley exhibit. Want to see a brand new Ferrari up close? The Million Dollar Alley displays the kind of luxury cars most visitors dream of owning.

When you're starving after an eventful day at the auto show, we welcome you to stop by the Hilton Miami Downtown and dine at our on-site restaurant, Brisa Bistro. Visit our website to see how we can help you make the most of the exciting events this coming November.

Visit Beautiful, Dog Friendly Downtown Miami!

Dog Friendly Downtown Miami

Enjoy dog parks in Miami and other venues in this pet-friendly city where dogs are welcome.

Visiting Miami with Fido? You’ll find the Hilton Miami Downtown to be a pet friendly hotel in Miami as well as an abundance of places to take your pup. Dog friendly downtown Miami is just one of the areas where your furry friend will be welcomed when you visit our city. 

On Lincoln Road, you can take your dog shopping. You might find a number of pooches on the sidewalk in fashionable Miami, a meeting place for dog walkers. Great places to take your dog include the Café at Books or Van Dyck Café and Spritz, which serves pasta and sandwiches as a light bite for you. Hit up Danny Meyer's Shake Shack on Lincoln Road, set in a beautiful building, where Fido can get a Poochini, a delicious chilled peanut butter treat that will cool him down on a hot Miami day. If you're into shopping, The Dog Bar, a boutique in Midtown Miami, is the place to get your dog outfitted.

As far as dog parks go, Miami Beach and greater Miami have plenty of exciting locations. Haulover Park is one of the newer dog parks; there is an admission of only $2 for the entrance fee and your dog can enjoy a stretch of beach. Another place where you can spend the day on the water is David T Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove. Your furry pet can splash in the water features to cool down, or you can throw a soaking wet ball for him to chase. 

We at the Hilton Miami Downtown invite you to bring your pooch to our pet-friendly hotel, winner of the Bring Fido award. At our central location close to all the fun, we offer comfort and luxury to pamper both you and your doggie. Browse our website to discover all the amenities we're proud to offer our canine guests.

Halloween Events in Miami Will Scare Your Pants Off

Halloween Events in Miami

Get ready for the ultimate chills, thrills and excitement of this Halloween season in Miami.

This year's Halloween events in Miami are sure to be exciting for families and groups of friends. The city offers everything from trick or treating at the zoo to live music and parties on the beach.

Halloween Events at Zoo Miami -  October 16th, 24th, 25th, & 30th
Kick the season off by celebrating Halloween at Zoo Miami. Spooky Zoo Nights include storytelling, fun rides, and even a haunted house. Bring your kids to the zoo for safe trick or treating earlier in the season during Zoo Boo or for the chilling Monster Masquerade. The events are open to kids of all ages. 

Nightmare on the Beach - October 31st
Get your drink and dance on at Nightmare on the Beach. Live music, cold drinks, and pulsating lights will have you dancing all night long. Just make sure you come dressed in your best costume. Keep in mind that Nightmare on the Beach is only open to those 21 or older. 

House of Horror Amusement Park - Now - November 1st
The largest haunted house in southern Florida, this attraction will have you looking over your shoulder every time you take a step forward. The park boasts dark and scary versions of all your favorite fair and amusement park rides, including a carousel and a haunted house with 10 different rooms. Pay one price to gain access to all of the attractions at Horror Park. Even if you're too scared for the attractions, you'll love the great food and live music.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located near all of these great Halloween events. Recover from your chilling night in comfort by staying with us this fall.

Miami Attractions Month is the Perfect Time for a Florida Vacation!

Miami Attractions Month

Enjoy great Miami attraction discounts this October.

There are many things to do in Miami to delight and entertain couples, groups of friends, and families with kids of all ages. A top October event in Miami is Miami Attractions Month. Throughout the entire month, you can enjoy visiting many of the top attractions and taking advantage of a buy one admission, get one admission free deal. You'll save a ton of money while taking full advantage of everything that the city has to offer.

From basking in the warmth of the sun on Miami's gorgeous shores to taking in the hot nightlife in world-famous South Beach, there is a seemingly endless range of options available to you for each day of your trip. The special discount available throughout the month of October is available for attractions like the Coral Castle Museum, the Deering Estate, GameTime, the Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Pinecrest Gardens, the Zoo Miami, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Island Queen Cruises and more. You can truly plan an amazing Miami getaway at a fraction of the cost when you take advantage of the discounts in October. Whether you want to see some of the area's best wildlife or just sit back and relax by the ocean with friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy in southern Florida.

With so much to see and do in Miami in October, you will want to choose a hotel that has a convenient location close to many of the top attractions to explore. The Hilton Miami Downtown is a great option due to our central location and luxurious amenities. You'll enjoy wonderful views of Biscayne Bay from your room, and we're within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in downtown Miami. Book with us online to make your Miami getaway this October complete.

Celebrate Creativity at the 2015 Miami Downtown Art Days

2015 Miami Downtown Art Days

Enjoy music, art and culture in Miami with fun for all ages.

The September event in Miami that has everyone talking is the 2015 Miami Downtown Art Days, a three-day celebration of the creativity that drives innovation in art, music and culture. In a city that is no stranger to the appreciation of the arts, Miami still has a few surprises in store, hosting daily events in its many art museums, parks and theaters. Visitors can learn the finer points of creating a sculpture, wander through the Perez Art Museum's landscaped park, enjoy guided tours of History Miami and even take a bike tour of art installations. 

In a lively city like Miami, the thespian arts are not neglected. Visitors will be able to watch impromptu performances and even take part in the fun with their own dramatic interpretations. Poetry reading, mimes and musical busking enliven open spaces in parks while local bands perform on stage and fill the air with music. All the fun begins September 11th and runs through the 13th. Most events are free and include the opportunity to create works of art you can take home with you. Art exhibits in Miami museums will also take part in the celebration, with special installations dedicated to the theme of art appreciation and celebrating the unique culture of the city. 

The Hilton Miami Downtown is right in the center of the action, conveniently located near many of the festival venues. With views over the city's skyline and glimpses of the tiny islands in Biscayne Bay, guests of the hotel will be also be treated to the dazzling art of Miami's unique cityscape. After a long day of exploring the Art Days venues, the Hilton Miami Downtown provides a relaxing refuge with comfortable rooms, its own bistro, an outdoor pool and many other amenities.

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. 

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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.