From any given Sunday to the Championship in February, there is always plenty to see and do before and after game day in Miami!
No matter how this season of professional football may be turning out for our city, game day in Miami is always about more than just the plays on the field. Whether you’re coming to the area to cheer on our local team or rooting for the visiting side, a memorable time is guaranteed no matter the score. Trust us, as tried and true Miami fans, we know all about being on the losing side but always look forward to every Sunday on the football season calendar. Even if this is your first time visiting the area to see some action on the gridiron, Hilton Miami Downtown has put together a few tips to make sure you have the best Game Day possible!
Come Early and Explore Wynwood
Many interchange Miami and South Beach so regularly that the beach culture of our area always seems to take center stage. Sure, soaking up the sun is always a great idea for fun, but to really soak up some of the local culture of our area, one of the best areas to explore is the art and soul of Miami – Wynwood. From the vibrant street art and murals that paint the former warehouse district with the spirit of Magic City, there are dozens of new restaurants and bars nestled in between art galleries and public art installations to discover. The neighborhood is teeming with visible and vibrant life every day and each visit will be different as the area is constantly evolving.
Canton Comes to the HistoryMiami Museum
Since 2012, The Pro Football Hall of Fame has taken its act on the road. Each year, the famous Hall in Canton, Ohio travels to the city of the Professional Football Championship Game. Since Miami has the honors of hosting The Game on Sunday, February 2 (more on this below), the HOF has taken its talents to Downtown at the HistoryMiami Museum. Now through February 9, 2020, the museum will host the Gridiron Glory exhibit, a best of the HOF with interactive multimedia, famous artifacts, photo ops, film showings, and even appearances by some of the game’s greats. For Magic City locals, the exhibit always features a Hometown Tribute section to spotlight the hosts of the Game.
The Game of All Games at Hard Rock Stadium
Speaking of that February Game, as we mentioned previously (and any tried-and-true football fan probably knows) it is being played at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, February 2, 2020. As with other host cities, the game may be one day but the celebration of the event officially starts in the week leading up to kickoff. Besides Hard Rock Stadium, both Bayfront Park and the Miami Beach Convention Center will be headquarters for many official events starting on January 25 and ending on Saturday, February 1, the night before the teams take the field.
If you want to get the most out of your game day experience, make sure you book a stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re not only conveniently located for all of your football-inspired adventures throughout the season (less than two miles from Bayfront Park, less than five miles from Miami Beach Convention Center, and less than 15 miles from Hard Rock Stadium), but our friendly staff members are always available to help you discover the best places to truly discover the Magic of our city!