Experience College Football Playoffs Up-close and In-person At The Capital One Orange Bowl

It’s nearly that time of the year, college football bowl season. While bowl games are a dime a dozen these days, the historic Capital One Orange Bowl clearly stands out from the rest. The second-oldest bowl game in the country, the Orange Bowl has pitted two of the nation’s top college football teams in a winner-take-all matchup every year since 1935. It even served as the college football national championship in 2001 and 2005. Last year, the Wisconsin Badgers® took down the hometown Miami Hurricanes®, the first time a Big Ten team has won the game since 2010.

This year, the game will serve as a playoff semi-final between the top-rated Alabama Crimson Tide® and fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners®, as the teams square off for a trip to the national championship. It will also feature two of the finalists for the Heisman Trophy®, annually awarded to the nation’s top player, in Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. With so much history and a title game appearance up for grabs, it’s no secret Hard Rock Stadium is the place to be on December 29th, 2018.

If you’re visiting Miami for the Orange Bowl game and festivities, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the place to stay. We’re conveniently located near many of Miami’s top attractions, including South Beach and the Wynwood Arts District, and a quick, 20-minute drive from the stadium. Come enjoy a relaxing soak and take in the views from our rooftop pool and enjoy a unique dish from the celebrated chefs at our onsite restaurant, Brisa Bistro. Book your stay today for an unforgettable college football experience in sunny, lively South Florida.

New Year’s Eve In Miami - An Experience Unlike Any Other.

Miami is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to party, which makes it a fitting destination for your New Year’s Eve 2019. With the variety of parties going on, including free fireworks over Miami Beach at midnight, it’s the perfect setting for any New Year’s celebration.

Champagne Glasses in Front of Clock Set to Midnight Pitbull's New Year Revolution

It should come as no surprise that Mr. Worldwide throws one of the best New Year’s parties in the world. Pitbull's VIP Party features unlimited five-star gourmet food, craft cocktails, dozens of live performances and more under the starlit sky at Bayfront Park.

Big Orange Ball Drop

Miami’s traditional downtown celebration at Bayfront Park, featuring the 35-foot neon icon Big Orange, is another great place to ring in the new year. Enjoy a dance party and live music while you watch as Big Orange rises 400 feet in the air to kick off the calendar change.

New Year's Eve 2019 Celebrations

If that’s not your scene, there will be plenty more to choose from throughout Miami on New Year's Eve 2019. From yacht parties to champagne dinners, dance clubs, concerts and island-style soirees, there’s a celebration for every preference. Plus, getting around the city on party night is no problem with Miami’s free trolley service.

If you’re coming to town for New Year's Eve In Miami 2019, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally located to host your celebration. Our prime downtown location puts you in the middle of all of the fun and our accommodations and amenities are first-class. Book your stay with us today to make unforgettable Miami memories on New Year’s Eve.

Art Basel In Miami 2018

Art Basel is one of Miami's top events each year. Splash Painting of Parrot

One of the events synonymous with Miami, Art Basel 2018 will offer guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in art, fashion and photography. The four-day celebration, which takes place from December 6-9, showcases over 250 art galleries and more than 4,000 artists from around the globe, drawing art enthusiasts from all walks of life. There’s simply nothing else like it!

Miami Beach Convention Center

Tickets for the main show, which is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, can be purchased online, with reduced-price tickets available for seniors and students. One-day passes are offered, as well as a four-day pass and Premium+ Card, which provides exclusive extra benefits. Guided tours, led by knowledgeable experts, are also available for booking.

Wynwood Shop’s Event

The event isn’t limited to the confines of the Convention Center, either. Wynwood will also be hosting its own event, Wynwood Shops, where you can enjoy more art, sip refreshing drinks and meet with Cecilia Freire, Redd, Claudia LaBianca, Dennis Ouch and more.

If you’re visiting Miami for Art Basel 2018, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a convenient location and ideally suited to be your host. We’re in the middle of all of the excitement, and offer first-class accommodations, amenities and customer service that will make you feel at home. Book your stay with us today to make unforgettable Art Basel memories.

The Holidays are Magical In Miami

The holiday season in Miami is magical, no matter your age. This year will be no different, as guests and locals come together to celebrate with some of Miami’s top events of 2018.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest Snowman made from sand on the beach

Santa's Enchanted Forest is one of the most beloved holiday attractions in Miami. From November 1st through January 6th, kids and adults descend upon Tropical Park, the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival, for an unmatched experience. With over 100 rides, interactive games, shows, adventure experiences, attractions and delicious food, it’s a true winter wonderland, to say the least. We hear Saint Nick himself tends to make an appearance, too!

Miami Lantern Festival

A six-week celebration (November 30, 2018-January 20, 2019) of Chinese culture, the Miami Lantern Festival features massive lanterns, dazzling lights, incredible performances and a variety of food options. While adults can shop and pick up some homemade souvenirs for their holiday shopping list, kids can go on rides, try to solve the Forbidden City Maze and take part in a scavenger hunt.

Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights, which takes place on Fridays and Saturdays this season from November 23-December 29, 2018 is an unmatched opportunity to experience the Miami Zoo up-close and personal. The whole family can enjoy animal encounters, interactive musical performances, take photos with Santa and ride Snowman’s River Boat.

The holidays in Miami are a magical time. If you’re visiting for the holiday season, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally suited to be your host. We’re conveniently located near many attractions, great restaurants, South Beach and more. Book your stay with us today for an unforgettable holiday trip to Miami.

New production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker takes over Miami this December.

This holiday season, step into a winter wonderland and follow Clara on her magical journey after the gift she receives for Christmas comes to life in the Miami City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

NutcrackerSet to the music of Tchaikovsky and performed by a live orchestra, this a holiday tradition unlike any other. This year, Isabel and Ruben Toledo are infusing more magic into the production, with new costumes, colorful characters, beautiful sets and mesmerizing scenes. Whether you’re taking that special someone on a date or making a night of it with the whole family, there’s no denying it; you’ll be replaying the performance in your head for weeks!

Tickets for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker can be purchased online or by calling the Miami City Ballet box office. Performances will be held from December 7th-9th, 2018 at the Broward Center, from the 14th through the 24th at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and from the 28th to the 30th at the Kravis Center.

The Broward Center will also present a special sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, December 15, 2015 at 1pm.

If you’re visiting the Miami area for the show, there’s no better place to stay than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer first-class accommodations and amenities, unique onsite dining options and a convenient location close to a variety of Miami’s top attractions. Book your stay today to make the most of your Miami holiday experience.

2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 races into Miami this November

The 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 returns to Homestead Miami Speedway this year for what should be another thrilling finish. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. captured the Monster Energy® NASCAR® Cup Series championship, and he will be out to defend his title on November 18th, 2018. Checkered Flag

With the warm Miami sun on your skin and so much on the line for the drivers, you’re bound to have an unforgettable Nascar experience. Plus, it’s the only place where you can witness three Nascar championships in one weekend, as the EcoBoost 200 returns for the third year and the EcoBoost 300 pits the top up-and-coming drivers against each other for the series championship. Single-day tickets are available, as well as a three-day champions package, which includes reserved parking, an exclusive entrance and access to celebrate with the champs right on the track.

For the ultimate Nascar in Miami experience, you should also consider tickets for the FanVision Fan Zone and Pre-Race Pit Pass. A FanZone ticket includes a lunch buffet and a ticket to the Pre-Race Pit Pass, which allows you to walk on pit road, sign the start/finish line, take photos with drivers and more.

If you’re coming to Miami for the races, there’s no better place to take a pit stop than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located and offer our guests first-place accommodations and amenities. Book your stay with us today for a championship experience.


Stay With Us at the Hilton Miami Downtown for Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving in Miami is a unique holiday experience.

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to visit Miami, whether you’re coming to see family or taking a much-needed getaway. The Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, provides locals and visitors alike with a plethora of fun things to do and see. Simply put, Miami is the place to be for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2018 in Miami: What to Do Thanksgiving Cornucopia

With a variety of fantastic restaurants, it’s no wonder Miami is one of the top travel destinations for a holiday focused on food. The downtown area is packed with great options that will satisfy many tastes. Zuma is a great choice if you’re in the mood for Japanese fare, while Boulud Sud serves up award-winning Mediterranean dishes. If a holiday feast is more of your scene, there are a plethora of restaurants offering special Thanksgiving deals, too.

There’s plenty to do between meals, as well. The month of November is Miami Live Arts Month, offering special access to concerts, dance performances, comedy shows, poetry readings and more live entertainment. If you enjoy a quality museum experience, a trip to the waterfront Museum Park in downtown Miami is another great option.

Thanksgiving in Miami wouldn’t be complete, however, without Black Friday shopping. From outlet malls to luxury boutiques, Miami has it all. For vintage finds, head to Wynwood Marketplace, but if you’re looking for great high-end selection, the Design District will satisfy your shopping needs.

No matter how you plan on celebrating, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal host for your holiday weekend. We’re conveniently located near many fantastic restaurants, Wynwood, American Airlines Arena and Museum Park. Book your stay with us today for a memorable Thanksgiving weekend in Miami.

Take a stroll down the Wynwood Art Walk

It’s a Miami tradition unlike any other.  Wynwood Art Mural

Every second Saturday of the month, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood transforms into a cultural hub. One of Miami’s most iconic events, the Wynwood Art Walk, features a world-renowned collection of murals, vendors, food trucks, music and more. It’s a tradition the community takes great pride in and visitors take great enjoyment in celebrating.

The Art Walk, which takes place on the streets of Wynwood Marketplace, is free and open to the public, creating an inclusive atmosphere that fosters creativity, open-mindedness and the freedom to express yourself. Turn your head to one side and you’ll see an artisan market with threads and crafts from local artists; turn the other way and you’ll see gourmet food trucks offering dishes from all over the world. There’s also live music, with local DJs playing everything from hip-hop to EDM, pop, rock and more. All of this, of course, is just a backdrop to Wynwood’s iconic art installations, which seem to come alive during Art Walk.

The Wynwood Miami block party also offers attendees with the opportunity to enjoy tasty craft beers and cocktails. With Miami’s top bartenders and mixologists at the scene and drinking games everywhere you turn, you’re bound to have a great time. Plus, if you RSVP online ahead of time, you’ll receive a complimentary cocktail! Upcoming walks will be held on November 10th and December 8th from 12 p.m. until 3 a.m.

If you’re looking to experience the Art Walk for yourself, there’s no better place to stay than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located just a few minutes from Wynwood, as well as South Beach and the best of Miami nightlife. Book your stay with us today to take part in a unique Miami celebration.


Miami Ghost Tours at Deering Estate

If you’re looking for an authentic spooky experience this October, there’s nothing quite like the Miami Ghost Tours at Deering Estate. With P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies), you will learn about the infamous sightings and paranormal experiences at Miami’s most haunted property, including the history of those who have graced the grounds before you. That is, if you dare to step onto the property.

Miami Ghost Tours  Jack-O-Lantern Ghost

Deering Estate provides a variety of ghost tours, including paranormal experiences and an overnight visit dubbed the Deering Estate Spookover. It’s like stepping into the past, as you cross paths with Native Americans, Miami’s early pioneers and Charles Deering himself. The tour includes a walking tour of historic homes at night, so don’t be surprised if your experience gets a little more real than you expected!

Deering Estate Spookover

For the bold and the brave, Deering Estate offers an overnight experience from 10pm to 2am led by paranormal investigators. You’ll visit the most actively haunted locations on site where you can investigate and attempt to communicate with the spirits yourself. Feel free to bring equipment to document your investigation; you’ll probably be glad you did!

The next date for the ghost tour, which runs from 8pm to 10pm and is priced at $30 per person, is October 24th. The Spookover, which is $65 per person, will be held on October 20th, November 9th and January 11th.

Halloween in Miami isn’t complete without a paranormal experience. If you’re planning to take a ghost tour, the Hilton Miami Downtown is your ideal host. We offer a variety of non-haunted accommodations, unique onsite dining options, and more. Book your stay today - you might be surprised by what you see!

A Seafood Lovers Dream at the 2018 South Beach Festival

South Beach Seafood Week isn’t just another ordinary seafood festival. Seafood Salad

If you consider yourself a foodie, especially a seafoodie, the 2018 South Beach Seafood Festival has your name written all over it. The five-day event, which runs from October 16-20, 2018, unites all of South Florida with its variety of fun experiences - including premium open bars, live music, culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs and more.

Tickets are on sale for general admission open bar, along with a VIP open bar, which includes $20 worth of food vouchers, entrance into the VIP Hospitality Village, premiere VIP sampling of dishes from GOYA, Celebrity Cruises, Papa’s Raw Bar, and American Social and much more.

The main event will feature pop-up cafes, premium menu items at affordable festival-friendly prices and shareable appetizer-sized portions. With a variety of great foods available, there’s simply no way you can go home hungry!

VIP Chef Showdown

South Beach Seafood Week will also feature a chef showdown you’ll never forget. This top Miami competition will pit 14 chefs against each other in 7 battles and a cocktail showdown between Miami’s top 10 bartenders. The best part? You’re the judge!

#SobeSeafood Fest is simply unlike any other seafood festival. Where else will you find world-class chefs creating unique seafood dishes just for you? Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to treat your taste buds.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal host for your festival fun. We’re conveniently located on Biscayne Blvd  and offer first-rate amenities and accommodations. Book your stay today to make the most of one of Miami’s top fall events.