Learn and Explore During Miami Museum Month

Miami Museum Month

Get a great deal at some of the best museums in Miami during the month of May.

Rich with history, diversity, and passion for the arts, Miami is a city that honors it all. Throughout the Magic City, you’ll find an endless amount of galleries and museums, where you can learn about different art forms and cultures. If you’re interested in learning more about the history and art that makes Miami what it is today, the best time to visit Miami museums is soon approaching. May is Miami Museum Month, with great deals and events!

From May 1st – 31st, participating museums in Miami will be offering “Buy One, Get One Free Admission”, “Join One Museum, See Them All”, along with some museums offering their very own special deals. A wide variety of museums throughout Miami’s unique neighborhoods and on the outskirts of the city are getting involved this year. Some 2017 participants include Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Art Deco Museum, HistoryMiami Museum, Haitian Heritage Museum, and the brand new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, opening on May 8th.

During this month, several exhibitions will also be opening, including the “Asian-Haitian Influence” at the Haitian Heritage Museum and “Art Exhibition by Jorge Fornes” at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. You can still look forward to regular special monthly programming at Miami museums as well, such as Second Saturdays Wynwood Art Walk and Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian. If you’re feeling hungry or parched as you hop from museum to museum, you can take advantage of Miami Museum Month restaurant offers.

If you plan on fully taking advantage of museum discounts in Miami by seeing a lot of them, make a getaway out of it by staying at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our prime location in Downtown Miami offers close proximity and easy access to some of Miami’s best museums.


Bottoms Up! Your Guide to Miami Breweries

Miami Breweries

Explore Miami’s craft beer scene on your next trip to the Magic City.

When you think craft beer, Miami may not be the first city that comes to mind. Slowly but surely, the craft beer scene in Miami has grown with breweries opening in Wynwood and other Miami neighborhoods over the last few years, many with brews inspired by local flavors. If you’re looking to get a sip of South Florida, make plans to visit these Miami breweries on your next visit.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
Further inland, approximately 20 minutes away, you’ll find Biscayne Bay Brewing Company which opened in 2014. Locals and travelers regularly pack the tap and barrel room, where you can share your port of call on their chalkboard and try their offerings, which include a saison, pale ale, porter, and IPA, along with limited releases. Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

Concrete Beach Brewery
Located in Wynwood, seven minutes away and just footsteps away from the famous walls is Concrete Beach Brewery. With a beautiful taproom and outdoor space to sip and savor, you can try their variety of brews, which includes Pilsner, a stout, a larger, and various ales. The brewery also offers tours seven days a week; at 6 PM Monday through Friday and during afternoons on the weekend.

J Wakefield Brewery
Another brewery in Wynwood, minutes away from the hotel is J Wakefield Brewery. Named after its creator, the brewery opened at the start of 2015 and like its neighborhood, is creative and showcases art on its walls, with Star Wars and comic murals. Hefeweizen, IPA, and smoke porter are just a few of the brews you can find on tap at the brewery, open seven days a week.

Wynwood Brewing Company
One of the most well-known breweries in Miami is Wynwood Brewing Company, less than 10 minutes away from our hotel. The first craft production brewery in Miami offers a variety of brews, including porters, blondes, IPAs, and seasonals. Tours are available on weekends and the taproom is open seven days a week, with events and theme days, such as Food Truck Fridays.

Raise your glass to an amazing “beercation” at the Hilton Miami Downtown! In addition to our close proximity to the best breweries in Miami, you can some great local brews, along with cocktails and cuisine inspired by South Florida at our Brisa Bistro, 1601 Lounge, and City Vu Pool Bar. Cheers!


Rock Out at 2017 Spring Concerts in Miami

2017 Spring Concerts in Miami

These are the music events in Miami coming up that you won’t want to miss.

Last week, music festival and concert season in Miami officially kicked off with the Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival. Throughout April and May, some incredible artists are traveling to Miami to perform Downtown and in other neighborhoods. Whether you prefer pop, rock, hip-hop, or world sounds, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming 2017 spring concerts in Miami that you won’t want to miss out on.

4/13 – The Chain Smokers at American Airlines Arena
4/14 – Ariana Grande at American Airlines Arena
4/20 – Big Sean: I Decided Tour at
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
4/22 – Kaya Fest: The Marley Brothers, Lauryn Hill, & Wyclef Jean
at Bayfront Park Amphitheater
4/21 & 4/22 – Transatlantic Festival at North Beach Bandshell
4/28 – Umphrey’s McGee at The Fillmore Miami Beach
at the Jackie Gleason Theater
4/28 – 4 Featuring Decadancetheatre and Nu Deco Ensemble at 
The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
4/29 – Red Hot Chili Peppers at American Airlines Arena
5/2 – Gucci Mane at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
5/5 – Rolling Loud Festival with Kendrik Lamar, Future, & Lil Wayne
at Bayfront Park Amphitheater
5/12 – John Legend at Bayfront Park Amphitheater
5/28 – Best of the Best Music Fest at Bayfront Park 

Whether you’re heading into Miami for a concert at American Airlines Arena, music festivals at Bayfront Park, or other events at Miami music venues, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers close proximity to them all. Catch some sun at our rooftop pool and grab a bite at our Brisa Bistro before the show. After spending the night dancing and screaming your favorite lyrics aloud, you’ll be able to relax and rest in our comfortably Hilton beds.


Visit During Pride Season with our Miami LGBT Hotel Package

Receive great savings with our Stay Hilton. Go Out. Package.

With a diverse culture and an array of LGBT events in Miami, the Magic City is certainly a top LGBT travel destination. Whether you’re planning to visit for pride season festivities, for the nightlife, shopping, or beaches, we’re making LGBT travel in Miami easy with our Stay Hilton. Go Out Package, our Miami LGBT hotel package.

Miami LGBT Hotel PackageStay Hilton. Go Out. Package:

  • High-speed Internet access
  • Two complimentary welcome beverages
  • Late checkout
  • Complimentary one-year digital subscription to Out magazine

As our package has so much to offer, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect getaway. Make plans to join the Miami Design Preservation League on a Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour of Miami Beach if you’re interested in crossing the causeway and spending some time by the sea, as this tour offers some great information on gay and lesbian contributions to Miami Beach’s history and feature, along with sharing the scoop on LGBT hot spots in Miami. Our concierge is also available to share additional details on Downtown Miami hot spots.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers beautiful, newly renovated rooms with views of Downtown Miami and the Biscayne Bay. During your down time, take in the sights while you soak up the sun and make a splash at our rooftop pool. When you’re ready to have a bite to eat or enjoy your welcome beverages, our incredible food and beverage teams will tantalize your taste buds with globally-inspired cuisine at Brisa Bistro and bold, handcrafted cocktails at the 1601 Lounge.


Celebrate Vibrant Arts in Miami at the Wynwood Life Festival

Embrace the spirit of South Florida at this lively street festival in Miami.

When it comes to art music, food, and fashion, there’s one part of Miami that does it all unlike any other – Wynwood. To pay homage to its eclectic and creative spirit, both locals and visitors celebrate the neighborhood’s uniqueness every year with a festival. Embrace the artistry at the Wynwood Life Festival!

Wynwood Life FestivalWynwood Life Festival
April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Mana Wynwood Front Lots

Whether you’re into music or you’re a foodie, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Wynwood Life Festival and the fun goes from noon to the early morning. Over 100 vendors will be present, entertaining the masses on Wynwood’s streets outside of Mana. Watch street artists paint live, rock out at the Live Music Stage, seek fashion inspiration at the Style Lounge & Runway, explore Art House’s pop-up gallery, or even get some dining and cooking tips at the Wynwood Culinary Showcase. As the festival draws closer, you can find more details on the line-up of performers and events.

Looking for a hotel near Wynwood for the festival? Join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown

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, where you’ll rest in luxury with our beautiful, floor-to-ceiling views and newly updated accommodations. Each night, as you embrace the artistic culture of Wynwood, you’ll rest peacefully in our signature Hilton beds, ready for more excitement.


Show Your Pride & Let Loose at Miami Beach Gay Pride!

Have fun and be yourself at the biggest and best LGBT event in Miami.

The ultimate Miami LGBT event is soon approaching! This spring, get away and come out for three days of incredible fun and events with like minded individuals. Show your spirit at this year’s Miami Beach Gay Pride!

Miami Beach Gay PrideMiami Beach Gay Pride
April 7th – 9th, 2017
Lummus Park &
Ocean Drive
 

If you’re looking for a Pride experience unlike any other, Miami is the place to be. Thousands of allies and members of LGBT communities from all over will be taking over Miami Beach this April and you never know what A-list celebrities you’ll see. There are two main events that make up Miami Beach Gay Pride, including the two-day Gay Pride Festival in South Beach’s Lummus Park. Party on the beach April 8th and 9th, while DJs and entertainers keep the crowd pumped up. Over 100 community booths will be on-hand, so you can peruse the stands of LGBT-friendly businesses and enjoy food and refreshments. As Pride is a family-friendly event, there will be a “Play Zone” for children attending the festival. On Sunday, gather along Ocean Drive in the Art Deco District for the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, one of the most-anticipated events of Pride.

In remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives at PULSE, many Miami businesses will be participating in Pride Lights the Night during Miami Beach Gay Pride, a tribute in which businesses will be decorated with rainbow flags and/or lights.

If you plan on crossing the causeway and exploring Miami’s unique neighborhoods while in South Florida for Pride, stop by the Hilton Miami Downtown while you’re in Downtown Miami for a bite to eat or cocktails. With the renovation of our Brisa Bistro and lounge, we have an exciting new food and beverage program that will please all palates. We hope you have an amazing time at this year’s Pride!


Shop ‘Til You Drop – Shop Miami Month is Officially Here!

Shop Miami Month

Enjoy savings and specials at your favorite malls and retailers this March in Miami.

As March brings us the start of spring, many are beginning to update their wardrobes in anticipation of the hottest months of the year and even updating their home design after partaking in spring cleaning rituals. Here in Miami, March is the perfect time to splurge a little and freshen up your style, as many of our city’s shopping centers and retailers are participating in Shop Miami Month!

Do your shopping in Miami from March 1st – 31st to take advantage of all the offers and events taking place as part of Shop Miami Month. Throughout the month, many Miami shopping centers will be offering specials, including Bayside Marketplace’s Premier Passport savings booklet to shoppers visiting from 50 miles away or more, $25 gift when you spend $350 or more at Miami International Mall, and two movie tickets with a $150 purchase at the Southland Mall. If you need to rest your feet while you explore participating Miami malls, you can enjoy restaurant offers and various Shop Miami Month events. Enjoy live entertainment at Bayside Marketplace, Southland Mall, and Dadeland Mall, and Easter fun for little ones at The Falls and Dadeland Mall.

Wondering where to begin your shopping shopping sabbatical? Check out our blog from the holiday season with recommendations on where to shop in Miami.

While you amp up your wardrobe and interior design, join us for a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our newly updated guest rooms, lobby, and eateries will serve as inspiration for your shopping trip. Our hotel, located near the MetroMover, offers a convenient location with easy access to Miami shopping centers, such as Bayside Marketplace. Get ready to splurge!


Say “I Do” at Our Downtown Miami Wedding Venue!

Downtown Miami Wedding Venue

Get married in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

February is not only National Wedding Month, it’s also the end of engagement season. Love is still lingering in the air after the most romantic holiday of the year, as recently engaged couples celebrate this new milestone in their lives. If you’re beginning to plan your special day and are wondering where to get married in Miami, the search is over – you can tie the knot right here at our Downtown Miami wedding venue!

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony, or a grand affair, the Hilton Miami Downtown’s event spaces are flexible and can accommodate events of any size. Our experienced wedding team can and has handled it all, making us the perfect choice for traditional and non-traditional weddings. If you’re looking to have a Jewish wedding in Miami, we over in-house Kosher catering. As an LGBT-friendly Miami hotel, we are also a great choice for same-sex weddings.

Get ready to wow your guests with our incredible banquet menus – whether you prefer traditional wedding fare or international flavors, we have plenty of of mouth-watering choices that will please everyone’s palates.

 Most importantly, the wedded couple-to-be will be taken care of by our team with complimentary upgrades and designated changing areas for each partner on the big day. After a night of fun and celebration, guests wishing to stay the night will receive special room rates.

With close proximity to the Miami International Airport and beautiful views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a top-rated choice for weddings in Miami. Featuring a newly renovated lobby, guest rooms, and food and beverage outlets, both you and your guests will enjoy comfort and luxury while celebrating such a special occasion.

Ready to get started planning your wedding? Fill out our request for proposal. We hope to be a part of the most special moment in your life. 


Erin go Bragh! Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Miami

St. Patrick's Day in Miami

Show your shamrock pride at these Miami St. Patrick’s Day events.

Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always exciting to dress up in green, embody the Irish spirit, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From traditional bagpipe music, to great food and drink specials, there are plenty of things to do for the holiday in our city. If you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Miami, you’ll definitely want to check out these events.

Coral Gables St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park | March 11th
Join the South Florida Emerald Society for a traditional Celtic celebration. Irish traditional, contemporary, and bagpipe bands, along with Irish dancers will entertain the masses at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. You’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Irish fare, including soda bread and corned beef and cabbage. There’s plenty to do for kids, including face painting and a rock wall, and of course Irish whisky and stout for the adults.

St. Pat’s Wynwood 2017 at Mana Wynwood | March 17th
Embrace the shamrock spirit and sport your green to one of Miami’s most exciting St. Patrick’s Day parties! St. Pat’s Wynwood is free and open to the public. DJs will have you dancing into the early morning, as you sip on green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party at Fadó Irish Pub | March 17th
Brickell Village is always a favorite hang for St. Patrick’s Day celebrators! Head to Fadó Irish Pub for Miami’s biggest St. Paddy’s bash! While the sun’s out and way past sunset, eat, drink, and be merry while taking in some festive live music. More details will be announced closer to St. Patrick’s Day.

Extend your time in South Florida and join us for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Between all the Irish-themed fun, unwind in the sunshine by our rooftop pool, while sipping on festive cocktails at our CityVu Pool Bar. There’s also plenty of fun to be had our new 1601 Lounge!


Bassheads, Are You Ready for This Year’s Ultra Music Festival?

Feel the bass and dance at one of the biggest music festivals in Miami.

Love house, drum and bass, dubstep, and other genres of EDM? Next month, one of the biggest music festivals to take place in South Florida is making its epic return. Get ready for entrancing beats, dancing the night away, and coming together with those who have similar taste in music at Ultra Music Festival!

Ultra Music FestivalUltra Music Festival
March 24th – 26th, 2017
Bayfront Park

As usual, some of the top live EDM performers and DJs will be performing at the festival. However, this year, the festival is split into Phase 01 and the Resistance. The 2017 Ultra lineup includes Major Lazer, Afrojack, David Guetta, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Jamie Jones, Matador, The Martinez Brothers, and many more, guaranteed to keep the bass dropping throughout the weekend in Bayfront Park.

Need a hotel for Ultra? Standard king and double rooms are still available at the Hilton Miami Downtown for $359! Experience newly renovated accommodations with a relaxing ambiance, perfect for resting up between sets. Work on your tan relaxing alongside our rooftop pool or sip on some of our incredible cocktails at our lobby bar. We have everything you need for your spring trip to Miami, all conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport and five minutes away from Bayfront Park.

To take advantage of this special rate, reserve your stay for Ultra through Ultra’s booking partners.