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September 2015

Visit Beautiful, Dog Friendly Downtown Miami!

Dog Friendly Downtown Miami

Enjoy dog parks in Miami and other venues in this pet-friendly city where dogs are welcome.

Visiting Miami with Fido? You’ll find the Hilton Miami Downtown to be a pet friendly hotel in Miami as well as an abundance of places to take your pup. Dog friendly downtown Miami is just one of the areas where your furry friend will be welcomed when you visit our city. 

On Lincoln Road, you can take your dog shopping. You might find a number of pooches on the sidewalk in fashionable Miami, a meeting place for dog walkers. Great places to take your dog include the Café at Books or Van Dyck Café and Spritz, which serves pasta and sandwiches as a light bite for you. Hit up Danny Meyer's Shake Shack on Lincoln Road, set in a beautiful building, where Fido can get a Poochini, a delicious chilled peanut butter treat that will cool him down on a hot Miami day. If you're into shopping, The Dog Bar, a boutique in Midtown Miami, is the place to get your dog outfitted.

As far as dog parks go, Miami Beach and greater Miami have plenty of exciting locations. Haulover Park is one of the newer dog parks; there is an admission of only $2 for the entrance fee and your dog can enjoy a stretch of beach. Another place where you can spend the day on the water is David T Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove. Your furry pet can splash in the water features to cool down, or you can throw a soaking wet ball for him to chase. 

We at the Hilton Miami Downtown invite you to bring your pooch to our pet-friendly hotel, winner of the Bring Fido award. At our central location close to all the fun, we offer comfort and luxury to pamper both you and your doggie. Browse our website to discover all the amenities we're proud to offer our canine guests.

Halloween Events in Miami Will Scare Your Pants Off

Halloween Events in Miami

Get ready for the ultimate chills, thrills and excitement of this Halloween season in Miami.

This year's Halloween events in Miami are sure to be exciting for families and groups of friends. The city offers everything from trick or treating at the zoo to live music and parties on the beach.

Halloween Events at Zoo Miami -  October 16th, 24th, 25th, & 30th
Kick the season off by celebrating Halloween at Zoo Miami. Spooky Zoo Nights include storytelling, fun rides, and even a haunted house. Bring your kids to the zoo for safe trick or treating earlier in the season during Zoo Boo or for the chilling Monster Masquerade. The events are open to kids of all ages. 

Nightmare on the Beach - October 31st
Get your drink and dance on at Nightmare on the Beach. Live music, cold drinks, and pulsating lights will have you dancing all night long. Just make sure you come dressed in your best costume. Keep in mind that Nightmare on the Beach is only open to those 21 or older. 

House of Horror Amusement Park - Now - November 1st
The largest haunted house in southern Florida, this attraction will have you looking over your shoulder every time you take a step forward. The park boasts dark and scary versions of all your favorite fair and amusement park rides, including a carousel and a haunted house with 10 different rooms. Pay one price to gain access to all of the attractions at Horror Park. Even if you're too scared for the attractions, you'll love the great food and live music.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located near all of these great Halloween events. Recover from your chilling night in comfort by staying with us this fall.

Miami Attractions Month is the Perfect Time for a Florida Vacation!

Miami Attractions Month

Enjoy great Miami attraction discounts this October.

There are many things to do in Miami to delight and entertain couples, groups of friends, and families with kids of all ages. A top October event in Miami is Miami Attractions Month. Throughout the entire month, you can enjoy visiting many of the top attractions and taking advantage of a buy one admission, get one admission free deal. You'll save a ton of money while taking full advantage of everything that the city has to offer.

From basking in the warmth of the sun on Miami's gorgeous shores to taking in the hot nightlife in world-famous South Beach, there is a seemingly endless range of options available to you for each day of your trip. The special discount available throughout the month of October is available for attractions like the Coral Castle Museum, the Deering Estate, GameTime, the Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Pinecrest Gardens, the Zoo Miami, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Island Queen Cruises and more. You can truly plan an amazing Miami getaway at a fraction of the cost when you take advantage of the discounts in October. Whether you want to see some of the area's best wildlife or just sit back and relax by the ocean with friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy in southern Florida.

With so much to see and do in Miami in October, you will want to choose a hotel that has a convenient location close to many of the top attractions to explore. The Hilton Miami Downtown is a great option due to our central location and luxurious amenities. You'll enjoy wonderful views of Biscayne Bay from your room, and we're within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in downtown Miami. Book with us online to make your Miami getaway this October complete.

Celebrate Creativity at the 2015 Miami Downtown Art Days

2015 Miami Downtown Art Days

Enjoy music, art and culture in Miami with fun for all ages.

The September event in Miami that has everyone talking is the 2015 Miami Downtown Art Days, a three-day celebration of the creativity that drives innovation in art, music and culture. In a city that is no stranger to the appreciation of the arts, Miami still has a few surprises in store, hosting daily events in its many art museums, parks and theaters. Visitors can learn the finer points of creating a sculpture, wander through the Perez Art Museum's landscaped park, enjoy guided tours of History Miami and even take a bike tour of art installations. 

In a lively city like Miami, the thespian arts are not neglected. Visitors will be able to watch impromptu performances and even take part in the fun with their own dramatic interpretations. Poetry reading, mimes and musical busking enliven open spaces in parks while local bands perform on stage and fill the air with music. All the fun begins September 11th and runs through the 13th. Most events are free and include the opportunity to create works of art you can take home with you. Art exhibits in Miami museums will also take part in the celebration, with special installations dedicated to the theme of art appreciation and celebrating the unique culture of the city. 

The Hilton Miami Downtown is right in the center of the action, conveniently located near many of the festival venues. With views over the city's skyline and glimpses of the tiny islands in Biscayne Bay, guests of the hotel will be also be treated to the dazzling art of Miami's unique cityscape. After a long day of exploring the Art Days venues, the Hilton Miami Downtown provides a relaxing refuge with comfortable rooms, its own bistro, an outdoor pool and many other amenities.

Miami Ghost Tours Offer Spooky South Florida Thrills

A creepy night tour of haunted Coconut Grove is the perfect way to spend Halloween in Miami.

Miami Ghost Tours are a fun and quirky way to celebrate the Halloween season, whether you are a true believer or are just looking for things to do during the fall in Miami. The ghost tours offer intimate walks through the Coconut Grove neighborhood where you will experience centuries of South Florida history.

Miami Ghost ToursCoconut Grove is one of the most historic areas of Miami. The ghost tour guides allege that spirits have gathered here for centuries. Even if you're not superstitious, the tours offer a scenic and informational overview of Coconut Grove. The tours will show you Native American pathways where local Seminoles took shelter from hurricanes. You'll visit picturesque Biscayne Bay where pirates and rumrunners sold their illegal wares in the 18th century. The tour also includes a trip to Coconut Grove Cemetery where you'll hear many bone-chilling tales of foul play. Along to way, you'll head to the Mutiny Hotel, which was a party spot for Hollywood celebrities and the international jet set in the 1970s and 1980s. FYI: the ghost tours offer a family-friendly package and an exclusive adult package, so be sure to check which tour you're booking if you plan to bring little ones along.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is a great place to stay if you're planning a ghost tour vacation. The hotel is centrally located, so you're just minutes away from Coconut Grove and other Miami hot spots like South Beach. Once you've finished your tour, you can unwind in The Hilton Miami Downtown's luxury accommodations. Guests can relax in the heated rooftop pool or work out in the fitness center. Happy ghost hunting!