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February 2012

Amazing Miami Wildlife Attractions – Jungle Island & Miami Seaquarium®

Lions, tigers and dolphins, oh my! There is nothing quite like the experience of a wildlife adventure where you can watch cuddly (and sometimes not so cuddly!) creatures cavort about in nature. Some even seem to be natural born performers thrilled to have visitors watching their crazy antics. Looking for a fun Miami day trip?  Check out these amazing Miami wildlife attractions!

Jungle Island

For more than 75 years, Jungle Island has been amazing visitors with incredible shows and exhibits featuring mammals, primates, birds, reptiles and fish.  

  • Enjoy featured exhibits & shows like Winged Wonders, Tale of the Tiger and Dr. Wasabi’s Wild Adventures. 
  • Connect with the animals in a unique animal encounter experience – VIP Safari Tour, Jungle Encounter and Leapin’ Lemur Experience.  
  • Have fun in the children’s area – complete with large playground and petting farm. 
  • Relax at La Playa – Jungle Island’s private beach!  Children can play in an aquatic bounce house or take a dip in the water to cool off while the adults relax and soak in some sun.  

Jungle Island offers complementary shuttle service to Downtown Miami and South Beach with a stop at the Hilton Miami Downtown!

Miami Seaquarium®

On 38 tropical acres, the Miami Seaquarium® is an amazing aquatic attraction.  Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows daily.   

  • Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Harbor 
  • Killer Whale, dolphin and sea lion shows
  • Observe animal care specialists feed 200 pound sharks at the Shark Presentation
  •  See manatees, seals, stingrays, crocodiles and more! 

Book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown and enjoy stunning views of Biscayne Bay and incomparable accommodations appointed with every modern comfort.  Cool off with a swim in the roof top pool or simply rest comfortably in the downy softness of our Hilton Serenity bedding. The Hilton Miami Downtown provides a relaxing retreat after a fun filled day of exploring these incredible Miami wildlife attractions.


Must See Miami Sports Events - WGC Tournament, Sony Ericsson Tennis Open, Miami Grand Prix

Miami Florida is undeniably one of the BEST cities in the nation to visit for exciting sporting events.  With its beautiful coastline scenery and warm weather, this southern city provides the perfect setting to enjoy outdoor activities.  Come check out the WGC tournament, Sony Ericsson Tennis Open and the Miami Grand Prix in Miami this spring.  

The World Golf Championship - Cadillac Championship 

March 7–12, 2012

72 holes of golf excitement, the WCG tournament - Cadillac Championship boasts an impressive lineup of golfers.  Watch the likes of No. 1 ranked Luke Donald, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and six-time World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship winner Tiger Woods battle last year’s champion, Nick Watney and tear up the course in a battle for the winning purse and title.  

Sony Ericsson Open 

March 19 – April 1, 2012

The Sony Ericsson Open is one hot ticket, featuring the top 78 ranked men and the top 76 ranked women in the world of tennis.  Last year brought a record number of over 316,000 visitors to the event including celebrities from the word of music, entertainment and sports to witness the games leading to the title prize of the Sony Ericsson Tennis Open Butch Buchholz Trophy.  More than just tennis, the Sony Ericsson Open is considered the most glamorous on the tour with high fashion and fine dining as well as celebrity musical performances.  

Miami Grand Prix

April 27- 29, 2012

Enjoy the finest in family-friendly sports car racing at the Miami Grand Prix at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Grand-Am Rolex Series Racing. Featuring Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes on the 2.3 mile road course.  Since its open in 1993, the Homestead-Miami Speedway has seen many exciting races and visitors will be sure to form memories here that will last a lifetime!

If you love Miami and sports, put the WGC tournament, Sony Ericsson Tennis Open and Miami Grand Prix on your calendar.  If you need accommodations while in Miami, the Hilton Miami Downtown is centrally located on Biscayne Boulevard and just a short drive to any of these exciting events.  Visit our website for more information.  The Hilton Miami Downtown hopes everyone has a great time at the WGC tournament, Sony Ericsson Open and Miami Grand Prix this year!

Simplify Your Vacation - Cruise Packages with a Hotel Near the Port of Miami

There is nothing quite like a cruise vacation.  The food, the exotic ports of call, countless on board activities and did we mention the food?   Enjoy a simplified vacation with everything your heart desires without ever leaving the ship.Why not make your cruise vacation even easier and stay at a hotel near the Port of Miami?


Enjoy cruise packages with a hotel near the Port of Miami!

Snooze & Cruise

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Transportation to or from the Port of Miami 

Bon Voyage

  • One night accommodation in a deluxe view room 
  • Full American breakfast for two 
  • Transportation to the Port of Miami for two 

Park and Cruise

  • Accommodations of your choice for one night
  • Full American breakfast for up to two adults and two children under the age of 18
  • Parking in the Hilton Miami Downtown garage for up to 10 days 

*All packages are subject to availability.  Terms and restrictions may apply. 

Located just one half mile away from the Port of Miami and minutes from a host of other hot Miami destinations, Hilton Miami Downtown provides stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.  Start your vacation early or get your land legs back after your trip and relax in one of our well-appointed, luxurious guest rooms.  Make your vacation that much more enjoyable with a cruise package at a hotel near the Port of Miami.   Visit our website for more information and to book your stay or call the Hilton Miami Downtown at 305-374-0000.  


Fun Festivals in Miami - Try the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival or Carnaval Miami

If New York is the city that never sleeps, then Miami is the city that never stops celebrating! Alive with culture and excitement, Miami is home to dozens of festivals every year and this winter is no exception!  

Food Network’s 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival 

February 23-26, 2012 

Presented by Food & Wine, this star-studded event showcases the talents of the world's most famous makers of wine and spirits, chefs and culinary personalities over four fun filled days.  A few of the 2012 SOBEFEST highlights include:


Carnaval Miami A Production of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana


February 18 - March 11, 2012

The largest Hispanic Festival in the nation!  Enjoy this two-week celebration of culture, diversity, flavor and excitement with events ranging from concerts and culinary competitions, to sporting events and street festivals topped off by the crowning of Miss Carnaval Miami.  

We hope you come out to Miami and check out the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival and Carnaval Miami.  Have a great time at these fun events and if you need accommodations, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown online to learn more!