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July 2015

Rev Your Motor for the Labor Day Weekend South Beach Bike Week!

Labor Day Weekend South Beach Bike Week

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Miami at South Florida's hottest motorcycle rally.

The best bike week in South Florida is back for Labor Day Weekend. The third annual South Beach Bike Week will be held from September 4th to 7th, 2015 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami. With contests, rallies, food and drinks, you won't want to miss the biggest bike week in Florida.

This year's event is bigger than ever as hundreds of bikers will flock to the BikeWeek Village for contests like the "Battle of the Baggers" and the "Chopper Showdown." A special photo exposition, "Women on Two Wheels," will highlight the role women have played in the motorcycle industry. The "Bikers, Bites, and Brews" Food Festival will be held on September 6th with unlimited food and drinks for bike week participants. Live music will be featured throughout the weekend by South Beach's hottest bands and performers.

The party doesn't stop when the day's events have ended. Your BikeWeek Village wristband will get you special offers at some of South Beach's hottest nightclubs and bars. The "Bikers and Bottles" and "Hot Chicks and Choppers" parties will be the official nighttime events of the week, but your options are endless with dozens of bars and clubs in the North Beach neighborhood. 

Located only nine miles from the North Beach Bandshell, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a hotel that puts you in close proximity to the best that South Florida has to offer. The hotel's rooms and deluxe suites offer views of Downtown Miami, and an incredible rooftop pool and bar can be found on the 7th floor terrace. With our pet-friendly accommodations, you can even feel free to bring your furry companion along for the weekend. Book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown for special offers that will make your Bike Week visit both luxurious and affordable.

Miami Dolphins 2015 Home Games Start This September!

Get ready to see the Miami Dolphins kick off the 2015 season with their first home game against the Bills on September 27th.

Football fans can't miss their favorite teams playing in person. If you're a football fan and can barely wait for the season to start, the Miami Dolphins 2015 home games kick off on September 27th against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins will also play four preseason games across the country, including two August games at home against the Falcons and Buccaneers.

Miami Dolphins 2015 Home GamesThere's nothing like getting to Sun Life Stadium early and doing a little tailgating. Whether you go all out with a Dolphins-branded barbecue grill, folding tables and chairs or you like to kick back and watch the excitement, you won't want to miss a single home game. Fans line up hours before the game starts, and you'll get the chance to mingle with fellow sports enthusiasts from all over the country.

NFL football in Miami is a big deal. The Dolphins will play eight regular season games against major teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, NY Giants and Indianapolis Colts. Miami Dolphins 2015 home games start in September, but you have up until January 3rd, 2016, to see your favorite team in action. That marks the last game of the season when the Miami team squares off against the New England Patriots.

Though their home stadium is large, the Dolphins are so popular that fans buy tickets months in advance. The sooner you buy your tickets, the better your chances are of finding some great seats. Here at Hilton Miami Downtown, our convenient location near the stadium, in addition to comfortable amenities and services, makes it easy for you to get to the game and back again.

Miami Prepares for the IFE-ILE Festival of Afro-Cuban Dance!

The city is heating up in preparation for one of the year's major Afro-Cuban cultural events in Miami.

The streets of Miami will come alive this August as the 17th annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival comes to town. One of the major Afro-Cuban events in Miami, this event will see renowned masters and students in a wide variety of dance styles showing what they've got. It's more than just a celebration of Afro-Cuban history; it's an opportunity to embrace the close relationship shared between the cultures of Miami and Cuba for decades.

IFE-ILE FestivalOrisha, Afro-modern, Yuka and salsa rueda will be represented along with many other dance styles as representatives pour into the Dade County Auditorium from August 20th to 22nd, 2015. Instructors like Rainier Garcia and Juinier Quintero will be showing off their unique forms of dance, and workshops will give visitors the opportunity to learn the moves for themselves. These dance workshops will be complemented by instructional courses in instruments such as batá drumming and minor percussion. 

IFE-ILE is one of the preeminent non-profit Afro-Cuban dance companies in Miami, and the organization is dedicated to preserving the traditions of Afro-Cuban culture. The company stages the festival in collaboration with the Miami Salsa Congress, an organization that hosts a five-day Latin music and arts festival. Together, they strive to create an environment where people of every background and ethnicity can come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Southern Florida. If you're up for more dancing, the Salsa Congress will be held from July 29th to August 2nd in Miami Beach.

Bring your dancing shoes to experience the amazing feats and rich variety of Afro-Cuban culture at this year's IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Consider staying with us at Hilton Miami Downtown, and we'll do everything we can to make sure your trip is memorable.

Experience the Best LGBT Getaway in Miami!

Explore the best beaches, stay in a friendly hotel and enjoy LGBT nightlife in Miami.

Planning an LGBT getaway in Miami is easy when you book with Hilton Miami Downtown, where we're proud to be a gay-friendly hotel in Miami. You will love the amenities that come with our Stay Hilton. Go Out. Package:

LGBT Getaway in Miami

Internet access
-Complimentary one-year digital subscription to OUT Magazine
-Two complimentary welcome beverages
-Late checkout
-Terms &
conditions apply

When you're done relaxing in your room and admiring the amazing views, you will want to head on down to one of the Miami gay friendly-beaches. The North Shore Open Space's crystal clear waters and sandy shores are just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and stores. If you're in the mood for sightseeing and fishing, stop by the Sunny Isles Beach, home to one of the oldest piers in the city.

You won't want to skip the Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour either. This tour takes you on a walk around the city, offers information about the historic architecture on display and gives you an inside look at the history of the LGBT community in Miami. As an added bonus, you can get the insider scoop on local LGBT nightlife. Whether you want to put on your hottest outfit and dance the night away, or you prefer something a little more low key, Miami has a club, restaurant or bar that is perfect for you.

Here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, we can help you have a good time too. Sip drinks and enjoy a quiet lunch by the pool, stop by one of our two on-site restaurants or simply dine in the comfort of your own room. As a TAG-approved® Miami hotel, we're dedicated to making your vacation the perfect relaxing holiday.

Get a Taste of Miami During Miami Spice Month!

Miami Spice Month

This restaurant month in Miami is filled with flavor and savings.

The scope of Miami's outstanding restaurant scene is so wide that Miami Spice Month takes two months to absorb all that the city's cuisine has to offer. Things get underway on August 1st and conclude on September 30th, 2015.

Miami restaurant discounts from the participating eateries will offer ample opportunities to sample mouth-watering cuisine at special prices, including brunch specials. You can also take advantage of Happy Hours and half-price wines while many restaurants will have their critically acclaimed chefs offering lunches and dinners at $23 and $39, respectively. 

Dining in downtown Miami is never boring since there are so many different options when it comes to what might tempt your palate. Ethnic options abound in areas like Little Havana and Little Haiti, and soul food is the order of the day in Overtown. In Liberty City, you have a chance to grab a taste of the Caribbean, and in Coconut Grove, sidewalk cafes and unique options await your presence.

Trying to take advantage of all the deals available will take some time, so if you're visiting, you need a convenient and comfortable landing spot. That's where the Hilton Miami Downtown comes in. You can sample the delights of Brisa Bistro, which offers a variety of cuisine styles, without having to even leave the hotel. You can also take advantage of the convenient location to walk off some of the delicious fare while seeing Miami’s many fun attractions.