Things to do in Miami

Escape to South Florida with Our Miami Weekend Getaway Package

Spend a weekend in Miami sightseeing and relaxing at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Sometimes, you just need to get away and Miami is the perfect place to do so. With vibrant neighborhoods, incredible architecture, dining, and museums, and beaches galore, there’s plenty of things to do that peak all interests. Have just a weekend to spare? With our Miami Weekend Getaway Package, you’ll have everything you need for a great stay, complete with the perfect location.

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Staying in Downtown Miami puts you in a central location for exploring all Miami has to offer. In addition to being the home of several entertainment venues such as American Airlines Arena, Miami’s Museum Park is also located Downtown, home to the Perez Art Museum Miami and the newly opened Frost Museum of Science. If you’re interested in doing shopping, you’ll also find the Bayside Marketplace just a few minutes away. Love the beach? Some of the best beaches in Miami Beach and on Virginia key are between 15 – 30 minutes away. Before you leave, a trip to the Wynwood Walls is a must, which is just a five-minute drive from the hotel.

Enjoy newly renovated accommodations and facilities at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our hotel offers sleek, stylish, and comfortable accommodations, complete with views of the Biscayne Bay and city. In addition to the delicious breakfast at our Brisa Bistro the Weekend Getaway Package includes, you’ll can savor the flavors of global cuisine offered at our restaurant for lunch and dinner, along with at our 1601 Lounge. Between sightseeing and exploring Miami, take some time to unwind and enjoy the sunshine at our rooftop pool. We hope you have a fantastic weekend in Miami with us!

Football Fans, are You Ready for Miami Dolphins Home Games at Hard Rock Stadium?

See the Miami Dolphins in action at home during the 2017 football schedule.

Just days after the football season ended last year, loyal fans were anxiously awaiting the start of next season, and with pre-season beginning this week and the regular season just a few weeks away, football is finally back! Soon, the crowds will fill the stadium in its second year as Hard Rock Stadium, whose renovation was completed last year. Get ready to root at Miami Dolphins home games!

Miami Dolphins Home Games

2017 Miami Dolphins Home Games:
8/10 vs. Atlanta Falcons
8/17 vs. Baltimore Ravens
9/10 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10/1 vs. New Orleans Saints
10/8 vs. Tennessee Titans
10/22 vs. New York Jets
11/5 vs. Oakland Raiders
12/3 vs. Denver Broncos
12/11 vs. New England Patriots
12/31 vs. Buffalo Bills 

Which games will you be attending? Celebrate victory with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. In our 1601 Lounge, we’ll be pouring beers, crafting cocktails, and serving up your favorite game-day treats. May the 2017 NFL season be in our team’s favor!

End Your Summer Spending Labor Day Weekend in Miami

Labor Day Weekend in Miami

Live it up at these Miami Labor Day weekend events!

Time has been flying by and just like that, the summer is already coming to an end. The last holiday weekend of the summer is quickly approaching, which is the perfect opportunity to end the season of fun and love on a high note. Escape to South Florida for a fun-filled Labor Day weekend in Miami and prepare to have a blast at these events!

Goo Goo Dolls & Phillip Phillips | Bayfront Park September 1st
Summer and 90s alternative go hand-in-hand, so seeing one of the biggest bands of the genre is the perfect way to start your Labor Day weekend fun! On Friday night at Bayfront Park, the Long Way Home Tour will be stopping in Miami, so get ready to jam with the Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips. 

MAS STRIPEZ: Save the Tigers | Zoo Miami September 2nd – 4th
Want your Labor Day weekend to be wild? Why not spend it with the tigers of Zoo Miami? From 10 AM – 4 PM, you can learn all about tigers, why they’re endangered, and help support the Tiger Conservation Table by stopping by the lemonade and bake sale. You can also get some stripes of your own at the face painting booth in front of the Sumatran Tiger exhibit.

Miami Nice All White Yacht Party | The South Beach Lady September 2nd
Miami Nice is known for lavish holiday weekend parties and Labor Day weekend is no different! The annual yacht party is the place to end the summer in style in your best all white attire. Board the yacht in Bayfront Park and get ready to party until dawn; the yacht features four levels, DJs spinning, amazing cocktails, and a light buffet. Get your tickets ASAP; these events sell out quickly!

Tequila Bay Country Music Festival | Miami Marine Stadium Park September 3rd
Put on your cowboy boots – Miami’s going country Labor Day weekend 2017! The Tequila Country Music Festival in Key Biscayne is bound to be a rocking day, with top country artists, such as Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, and Brooke Eden performing live. Start Sunday with free tequila, then tap your toes to the rhythm while savoring up some of the best BBQ and seafood Miami food trucks have to offer. A summer holiday weekend wouldn’t be complete without games, and you’ll find Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and more at the festival as well.

Need a hotel in Miami for Labor Day weekend? The Hilton Miami Downtown keeps you in the center of all the action! Our prime location in Downtown Miami offers close proximity to Bayfront Park and easy access to Key Biscayne. Between events, you can enjoy relaxing in our newly-updated guest rooms and suites, spending time poolside at our rooftop pool, and enjoying drinks and dining at our three on-site eateries. We hope to be a part of your Labor Day weekend festivities!

Get Your Foodie On for Miami Spice Month!

Indulge in great deals during this restaurant month in Miami.

During the late summer months, Miami transforms from the Magic City into Flavor City! If restaurant hopping and dining in Miami is on your agenda, the time to embark on a foodie adventure is soon approaching. Restaurants from all over the city are creating three-course meals at prices you can’t beat during August and September, so get ready to savor the flavors of South Florida during Miami Spice Month!

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August 1st – September 30th, 2017
Participating Restaurants in Miami 

Miami Spice Month is such a traveler and local favorite, this Miami restaurant month is two months long! From North Miami to South Beach, you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants participating; currently 46 restaurants in Downtown Miami are taking part in the fun. Savor up lunch and brunch specials for $23 and dinner specials at $39. As Miami is a melting pot of different cultures, Miami Spice is the perfect opportunity to try a new style of cuisine. Brazilian, Cuban, Greek, and Thai are just a few of the different styles you can indulge in. If you have dietary restrictions, there’s no need to worry; several restaurants are offering vegan and vegetarian options, along with other specialties.

The Hilton Miami Downtown’s prime location in the heart of Downtown offers close proximity to Downtown restaurants and easy access to dining in other neighborhoods. For breakfast or light dining options to snack on between your restaurant adventures, our hotel offers several options to whet your appetite. Be sure to crosscheck the list of participating restaurants with our “Miami Bites” Pinterest board, where you can find guides by foodies on restaurants that are perfect for all purposes of dining, including romantic date nights, beautiful views, and healthy options. Let us know what your favorite restaurants and dishes are as you feast during Miami Spice Month!

Bottoms Up for Wynwood Beer Festival!

Get your craft brew on at this summer beer festival in Miami.

Do you love craft beer? Your chance to sample, sip, and gather with like-minded people is coming up in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Miami. End your summer on a high note in at the Wynwood Beer Festival!

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August 26th, 2017
Mana Wynwood 

At Mana Wynwood, you’ll find breweries from across the country serving some of their signature ales and lagers. From popular breweries, like Massachusetts’ Clown Shoes Beer and Sixpoint from New York City, to smaller, local Florida craft breweries, including MIA Beer Company and LaunderAle, you’ll have a wide selection of over 150 beers to try. In addition to all the beers available to sample, some of the best food trucks in the Miami area will be present, serving up tasty treats for you to savor in between sipping. Add in games and live entertainment, and Wynwood Beer Festival is bound to make for an excellent afternoon in Miami.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is just a mile and a half away from Mana Wynwood. If you’re looking to continue the fun after the festival, our 1601 Lounge is serving up delicious brews and bites, along with our CityVu Pool Bar if you’re looking to spend some time outdoors, taking in the views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline at night. Cheers!

Save and Explore on Free Museum Days in Miami

Free Museum Days in Miami

These museums in Miami offer free admission on select days each month.

Miami is a cultural and artistic hub, with some of the most incredible museums around the world. With limited time and limited funds, you may think it’s difficult to see them all, but may Miami museums offer free museum days once a month, giving families and travelers on a budget a chance to visit, explore, and learn. Wondering when free museum days in Miami are? We’ve got the details below on when to visit.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum’s Free First Saturdays
Are your little ones interested in trains? A trip to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a must! Take a walk through historic and restored train cars and visit for free on the first Saturday of every month (excluding December and March) from 11 AM – 4 PM. There’s also plenty of fun games and food to enjoy.

Miami Children’s Museum Target Free Third Fridays
Bring the kids to the Miami Children’s Museum on evening of the third Friday of the month! Thanks to Target, admission to the museum is complimentary from 4 – 8 PM.

HistoryMiami Second Saturday Family Fun Days
On the second Saturday of every month, families can visit HistoryMiami for free from 10 AM – 5 PM. Explore the museum’s exhibitions and learn about the past. From noon – 4 PM, kids can participate in fun activities.

Jewish Museum of Florida Free Saturdays
Interested in learning about Jewish culture and its influence on Florida? The Jewish Museum of Florida at Florida International University is the place to go, with photographs, artifacts, documents and more that tell the story of Jewish life in the Sunshine state. The museum offers free admission every Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers close proximity to Miami’s best museums. Between days of exploring and learning about science, art, and history, you’ll rest comfortably in our newly updated guest rooms, complete with signature Hilton beds. Views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay from our guest rooms and rooftop pool may even inspire you to create a little art of your own! 

Olé! European Soccer is Taking Over Miami at El Clásico Miami!

Four days of soccer, concerts, and parties make-up one of the biggest soccer events in Miami this year.

If you’re a die-hard soccer fan, seeing some of your favorite European soccer clubs is always a dream. Now you don’t have to cross the pond to see them play in person; some of the top teams are heading to Miami to play in one of the most epic sports events in Miami this year. Get ready for four days of soccer, concerts, parties, and intensity at El Clásico Miami, part of the International Champions Cup!

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July 26th – 29th, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium 

Fill the seats of Hard Rock Stadium and witness epic action on the field. The fun begins on July 26th when International Champions Cup match Paris Saint Germain FC vs. Juventus FC takes place. Things will especially heat up on July 29th when one of the greatest rivalries in sports takes over Miami; it’s FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid! If you’ve ever wanted to meet your favorite players, be sure to get tickets for Casa Clásico, the official Fan Fest for El Clásico Miami on July 28th and 29th, from 11 AM – 11 PM. Presented by LaLiga, Casa Clásico will feature live music, games, giveaways, an El Clásico watch party, and team meet and greets.

Between the action, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown for bites and drinks at our 1601 Lounge. Whether you need a caffeine boost, a cocktail or a light bite to eat, our lounge is serving up signature Starbucks beverages, handcrafted cocktails, delicious brews, and other amazing dishes. We can’t want to see how these matches pan out!

See New Trends in Resort and Swimwear at the 2017 SwimShow in Miami Beach!

The Miami Beach SwimShow is the largest swim show in the world.

As South Beach is regularly referred to as “America’s Riviera”, the Port of Miami being the busiest cruise port of the world, and South Florida being a fashion hub, with hundreds of boutiques, fashion shows, and celebrities, it’s no wonder that the hottest swim and resort trends and the largest swim show in the world is found here in Miami. If you’re in the industry and fashion is what you live for, get ready – in just a few short weeks, runways will be heating up, as models strut their stuff in the newest trends at the 2017 SwimShow in Miami Beach!

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July 22nd – 25th, 2017
Miami Beach Convention Center 

For four days, some of the top and upcoming swimwear designers will be gathering at the Miami Beach Convention Center, selling and showcasing their pieces. Men, women, and children’s swim fashion are all included in the show, along with activewear, resortwear, beachwear, and related accessories. Exhibitors to look forward to this year include BECCA Swim, Siloett, Nelblu Swimwear, and many more. Don’t forget about the special events, which include high tea and the swim lounge on Saturday and Monday evening.

With a rooftop pool offering incredible views of Miami, the CityVu Pool Bar serving up incredible, refreshing cocktails, and close proximity to the Port of Miami, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a place wear swim and resort fashion is always on display. We hope everyone attending the 2017 SwimShow has an amazing time and we look forward to seeing what the upcoming trends in swim fashion are.

Indulge in Miami Spa Month 2017!

Miami Spa Month 2017

Enjoy amazing deals at Miami spas throughout July and August.

Love to be pampered? Going on vacation is all about relaxing and treating yourself, and there’s no better place to do both than at the spa! Throughout our city, you’ll find some of the top-rated and notable spas in our country. Get ready for cucumbers on your eyes, foot baths, and other rejuvenating treatments – during Miami Spa Month 2017, spa treatments at participating Miami spas are more affordable.

Miami Spa Month’s not only taking place in July, but August as well! For two months, spas participating in Miami Spa Month will be offering luxurious and refreshing specials, many as low as $109. Get your toes polished for sandal season and an exfoliating facial or body treatment to prep your skin for tanning in the Miami sunshine. Let your stress fade away and tight muscles relax with a rejuvenating massage. If you’re feeling bold, try one of the latest spa and wellness trends – flotation therapy.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is centrally located between several Miami neighborhoods, where you’ll find some of the best spas in the Magic City. After being pampered, the relaxation continues at our hotel, where you’ll sleep comfortably in Hilton Beds and newly renovated guest rooms and enjoy lounging by our rooftop pool with a cocktail from our CityVu Pool Bar. Indulge with us this summer in Miami.

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!