Things to do in Miami

Enjoy Family Fun and Entertainment at Pinecrest Gardens, Miami

Pinecrest Gardens is South Florida’s premiere cultural arts park. It is a grand destination for families and tourists of all ages. Learn more about the local horticulture, beat the summer heat in the Splash ‘N Play area, or let the kids interact with farm animals at the Petting Zoo.

South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park Has Something for Everyone to Enjoy Flower blooming on lily pad

While you are visiting South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, you should check out the most popular events and opportunities for family fun.

Games and Outdoor Activities

Special events take place at Pinecrest Gardens all throughout the year - be sure to check their on going social calendar for their up to date seasonal events. Enjoy a game of Chess & Checkers in the Gardens or have fun on the Splash Pad when the temperature outdoors starts to heat up.

Family Fun

If you are looking for a place to take the family this weekend, the Cultural Arts Center offers something for visitors of all ages. There is a playground and petting zoo for little ones and the beautiful Botanical Gardens to admire.


Do you have a wedding or other big event coming up and need a venue? Facility rentals are available for weddings, private parties, and corporate events. You can choose from an indoor or outdoor venue.

Movie Nights

Enjoy a flashlight tour and a featured film in a weather-protected amphitheater outdoors every Friday. New releases are shown that are suitable for the entire family.

If you need a place to stay in town, check out the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer comfortable, spacious rooms with all the latest amenities for you to enjoy. Our hotel is located on Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of the downtown Miami area. Make your trip more memorable by choosing to stay with us.

Feast with the Beasts at Zoo Miami

The Feast with the Beasts at Zoo Miami is the largest annual fundraiser for the zoo. The event raises awareness on the importance of conserving our wildlife and their habitats so they’ll be around for future generations to enjoy. It is a highly anticipated event that helps bring together the businesses in the community for a worthwhile cause.

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Feast with the Beasts features samples from more than 25 local restaurants, open bars, live music and animal encounters for all who participate.

Event Dates

This event will take place on March 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM through March 17th, 2018 at 12:00 AM. This is an adult only event for ages 21 and older. Attendants should wear cocktail attire. The VIP Beastkeeper Lounge Pre-Party will take place between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. The Feaster Main Event is from 8:00 PM until midnight.

Ticket Prices

Tickets for the VIP Beastkeeper Lounge are $500 per person. This grants you access to the pre-party, main event, and VIP section during the after party. Ticket holders will have access to special tastings, private bars, and exclusive animal encounters.

Those who wish to only attend the Feaster Main Event can purchase tickets for $250 per person.

Top Event Sponsors

Sponsors for this year’s event include Bamboo Cafe, Bonefish Grill, Crepemaker, Delicious Catering Services Event & Design, Devon Seafood & Steak, and Dos Croquetas.

While in town for Feast with the Beasts, stay with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer refreshing guestrooms with fantastic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Our hotel is just minutes from all the best tourist attractions in town and 15 minutes from Miami International Airport.

Phase 1 of Ultra Music Festival 2018 Has Been Announced, Are You Ready?

The Ultra Music Festival is one of the most highly anticipated live events of the year. It features musicians from all genres and includes some of the biggest names in the industry. This year’s event will feature performances from The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Kaskade, and more.

Experience Miami Music Week with Friends at Bayfront Park Audience and lasers at Music Festival

The Ultra Music Festival will take place in Bayfront Park between March 23rd and 25th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online by credit card. All tickets must be purchased by adults age 18 years or older for general admission. Tickets to VIP areas can only be purchased by adults age 21 and older.

The lineup for Phase One of the event includes Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Axwell A Ingrosso, Carl Cox, DJ Snake, Jamie Jones, Nicky Romero, Maceo Plex, Virtual Self, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, J.E.S.U.S. and many others.

Stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown for the Best Accommodations

If you are planning to attend the festival, you will want to stay at a great location that puts you in the center of Downtown Miami’s action.

Those planning to attend the Ultra Music Festival should stay with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer exceptional rooms that are perfect for business travelers and tourists alike. We are in the heart of downtown Miami, placing you within walking distance of all the best restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues. Those attending the Ultra Music Festival 2018 can have a blast at the show, then relax and unwind in one of our lush guest rooms or suites.

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day 2018 in Miami

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up soon. How will you celebrate? We hope you'll be enjoying St. Patrick’s Day in Miami.

The residents and business owners of Miami love to celebrate, and this holiday is no exception. A weekend in Miami for St. Patty’s Day will be a weekend you won’t ever forget.

Events You Don’t Want to Miss, Including the Wynwood Bar Crawl HOLIDAYS_ST-PATRICKS_Eat-drink-and-be-Irish_JAN-2015

The following events are just a glimpse at everything that’s going on in Miami St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Wynwood Bar Crawl

At least seven venues will be involved in the bar crawl. It starts on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5PM and ends Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 12AM. During this event, you’ll enjoy five free drinks, ranging from green beer to whiskey.

Wynwood Block Party

This event starts on Saturday, March 17 at noon and ends Sunday, March 18 at 3AM. The free event is open to everyone. You’ll enjoy beer, street art, music, and food from some of the best food trucks in Miami.

Events Galore

Miami starts celebrating, March 14 and doesn’t stop until Monday, March 20. Every single day, you’ll find a different concert or event to check out.

Enjoy the cool pop style of Jason Mraz. Listen to an author discuss a newly published book. Take the kids to Feast with the Beasts, an event with great food and live entertainment at Zoo Miami.

Make the Most of Your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Do you know what will be the icing on your St. Patty’s Day cake? Staying at the Hilton Miami Downtown, of course.

Our hotel is a beacon of cool Miami style. We’re centrally located, so you have easy access to the special weekend events of your choice. Staying with us will make your weekend getaway comfortable, and incredibly fun.



Have Magical Weddings at the Hilton Miami Downtown

Planning a wedding for yourself or helping a friend with those extensive reception plans? The Hilton Miami Downtown is an excellent location for booking weddings, receptions, and a variety of other special events.

Let Us Host Your Wedding or Special Event Wedding Reception at Hilton Miami Downtown

The Hilton Miami Downtown is the largest wedding venue in the Downtown Miami area.

With newly renovated ballrooms and majestic views of Biscayne Bay, there is no other place in Miami where you will find a setting more magical for your special day.

Our location is perfect for those small private ceremonies or large family gatherings. Enjoy the option of having Kosher catering available or a full traditional wedding reception menu.

There are complimentary upgrades for the Bride and Groom, designated changing areas, and we also offer special guestroom rates for all your wedding guests.

The Hilton Miami Downtown Offers the Best Hotel Features for your Friends and Family

Treat your guests to a remarkable stay when you book your ceremony at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our luxurious location offers modern amenities such as an onsite pool and fitness center as well as a fully equipped business center.

when booking your wedding with us, you'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking at our location. Your guests are also welcome to stop by the Carpe Diem Wine Room to sample some of the best fine wines in the area.

Plan an exquisite wedding ceremony or reception at our Downtown Miami location and ensure that your guests enjoy their time in the area when you make plans with us here at the Hilton.

Cruising from Miami to a Faraway Destination for Rest and Relaxation

When you want to enjoy a memorable adventure, you should consider taking a luxury cruise from PortMiami. Known as the cruise capital of the world, this port has so much to offer those who are embarking on their very first cruise, or avid travelers who have sailed the seas many times in the past.

PortMiami Offers the Best Cruise Packages for Couples and Families Miami - Cruising

PortMiami is the leading cruise port in the country and provides millions of satisfied guests with fun and exciting trips each year. It is the premiere departure destination for those who choose to cruise to exciting locations such as The Caribbean, Mexico, or the Bahamas.

The PortMiami Community

While waiting for your departure time to arrive, you can stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown and check out the shopping, dining, and entertainment options offered in the area.

If you are spending the day in Miami prior to your cruise, you can enjoy breakfast on South Beach at the local Front Porch Cafe located on Ocean Drive.

Afterwards, visit the Art Deco Historic District or go shopping on Lincoln Road. There are several places in the area to grab a bite for lunch before you visit other attractions such as the Bass Museum of Art before finally departing out to sea.

Stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown while Awaiting your Cruise Departure

The Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal place to stay when you are waiting to depart on the cruise of a lifetime. Our hotel is a stylish and sophisticated location that places you in the center of downtown Miami. We are just a few minutes away from all the best nightlife attractions, so if you plan to stay the night before your cruise you will have plenty to see and do.

We are located just five minutes from PortMiami and three minutes from South Beach. Be sure to book your stay with us today so that you can enjoy all that Miami has to offer before you head out to the Caribbean or Bahamas.

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.

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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.