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November 2019

Fun Rainy Day Activities To Do In Miami!

Don’t let Mother Nature put a damper on your visit to Miami!

Rainbow Umbrella in the RainMother Nature does not always like to play nice with your plans. What starts out as a bright sunny morning soon turns into a cloudy, shower-filled afternoon. Although our area of the Sunshine State often lives up to the moniker, there will be times when the forecast will take a turn toward wet! We would never want weather to dampen your enjoyment of your time visiting our great city, especially when there are a lot of great things nearby that you can do indoors! Here are a variety of rainy day activities to do in Miami that everyone will enjoy:

Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is an eclectic mix of contemporary art spanning the entire globe. With its permanent collection containing over 1,800 works, focusing on the 20th- and 21st-century art from the Americas, Western Europe and Africa, Miami’s flagship art museum continues to captivate thousands of patrons annually. Relocating to Museum Park in Downtown Miami in 2013, the museum continues to uphold its mission of not only showcasing some of the top modern art in the world but representing Miami-Dade and the unique viewpoint of its residents.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The recently opened and more familiarly known Frost Science Museum is truly state-of-the-art and full of hands-on exhibits to entertain the young and young-at-heart alike. With breathtaking aquariums that need to be seen to be believed and a massive planetarium with shows that enthrall visitors with views of outer space daily, it will be hard not to be interested in the science that is on display. The museum is all about engagement, with the static, standard panels that have plagued museums of old being updated as touchscreens and tablets, making for a fully immersive experience.

Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre (BCC) is three full levels of shopping, dining, and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Miami! Take in some retail therapy at the Centre’s 500,000 square foot vertical shopping experience that is a mix of luxury brands to the more contemporary shops and even new-to-the-market boutiques. Don’t come on a full stomach as the multitude of dining options make up the third and even now a fourth level of the complex. All of this Magic City splendor is anchored by CMX, the VIP Cinema Experience, the perfect place to catch the latest films on a screen that will make all previous movie-going happenings pale in comparison.

The Adrienne Arsht Center

Many may not guess that one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues sits in the heart of Downtown Miami. Yet since opening its doors in 2006, the innovative programming that has graced the stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts has put Miami-Dade County on the map in the world of the performing arts. From taking a free tour of the center, pleasing your palate with some fine dining at BRAVA by Brad Kilgore to catching one of the nearly 400 performances they put on a year, there are a variety of attractions to enchant you.

If you know that your visit to Miami may coincide with some less than stellar weather, stay dry and book a room with us in the heart of downtown at Hilton Miami Downtown. Our location is convenient to each one of these top destinations, and our comfortable accommodations, upscale amenities, and unparalleled service will make even the rainiest of days sunny, if only in your mind!

Free Fun Things To Do In Miami For All Ages!

Inquiring minds at Hilton Miami Downtown would like to know – who doesn’t like free things?

The best things in life are free. Along with our perpetual warm weather and immense cultural scene, one of the best parts of being in the Magic City is the multitude of free fun things to do in Miami. Luckily, the Downtown area has no shortage of free attractions happening throughout the year. And yes, when we say free… we mean FREE! Here are our top choices for fun daily diversions that won’t break the bank! 

Free Museum Days! PAMM courtyard hanging gardens

Is there a particular museum in the area that interests you? There is a very good chance that these houses of learning and culture offer free admission days at least once a month. While many patrons will just choose to pay the nominal admission fee (or donation) to visit the museum of their choice on any given day, frugal free fun seekers can choose to plan their fun on free admission days. Two of the top museums in our area, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and HistoryMiami Museum, offer free admission once a month, on the first Thursday and second Saturday of each month respectively.

Take an Art Walk through Wynwood!

Walk any random street in Miami and you would be hard pressed not to find a little bit of local color splashed on the walls. Miami’s rich artistic community is quite diverse, but the true nucleus of the cultural scene in Magic City is the former warehouse district, Wynwood. Whether self-guided or during a structured tour (free every second Saturday of the month), taking a Wynwood Art Walk is a perfect free way to soak up some culture along with the sunny rays of our South Floridian sky.

Window Shop at Bayside Marketplace!

Even if your personal bank account isn’t ready for some good ol’ retail therapy, it is never a bad time to window shop at Bayside Marketplace. Not only is this two-story open air shopping center located in the heart of Downtown Miami, it is replete with shops, vendors, live events, and amazing sights of the harbor. 

Ride the MetroMover!

Some people love walking the streets of city. Others take to the rails. Trips between your choices of free fun destinations may be lengthy, but the MetroMover is ready to be your magic carpet. Metromover operates seven-days-a-week in the downtown and Brickell area and is absolutely free! The major destinations on its line include American Airlines Arena, Bayside Marketplace, and the Adrienne Arsht Center. Running in loops, it is a great, free way to get around the entire expanse of Downtown Miami.

After a full day of strolling (or rolling through) the streets of the city without spending a dime, continue to choose wisely and stay with us in the heart of the city at Hilton Miami Downtown. Our central location, comfortable accommodations, upscale amenities, and unparalleled service combine for a full package, especially when you take advantage of our special offers - which may include free breakfast and free Wi-Fi… book your stay today!

Photo Credit: GMCVB (PAMM courtyard)

Plan Your Holiday Stay With Us At Hilton Miami Downtown

Discover the Magic of our city and the season by spending the holidays in Miami with us this year!

Hilton Miami Downtown Lobby Christmas TreeIt will soon begin to look a lot like Christmas in Southern Florida. Although our climate will never have the wintriest of nip in the air, the cooler months are the perfect time to visit and explore all The Magic City has to offer. Whether retreating from the bitter cold or swinging on by from an even warmer climate, our Downtown hotel is the ideal lodging choice when planning on spending the holidays in Miami!

At Hilton Miami Downtown, everything fun and magical about our great city is just steps away! Being in the heart of Downtown and with stunning views of Biscayne Bay right outside your window, you will feel like you are in the center of it all! Imagine being in walking distance from a myriad of exciting attractions, all of which are a perfect way to make some special memories during the holidays. From the ever-evolving arts nucleus of Wynwood to the cultural touchstone of Little Havana, our professional and friendly staff members are always on hand to guide you to your preferred style of Miami adventure! 

Need to do some last minutes shopping? We know that it can be hard to check off all the names on your gift giving list, but the multitude of shopping destinations in our area truly have something for everyone. Larger retail supernovas such as the Lincoln Road Mall and Brickell City Centre include everything from world-class dining to luxury boutiques. Yet the streets of Downtown are full of smaller local businesses with a variety of different offerings for you to explore. 

During the holiday season, Miami’s calendar continues to be chock full of events for the entire family. Located less than a mile away from us, AmericanAirlines Arena is your destination for some professional basketball action. Yet if you are looking for something a little more in the spirit of the holidays, just a short walk away from our hotel is the Adrienne Arsht Center. Home to the Miami City Ballet, their performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker run through December 29! 

Making Hilton Miami Downtown your home for the holidays is the perfect present to yourself! We offer not only a variety of spacious accommodations ideal for singles, couples, and every size of family, but upscale amenities and dining options to ensure your utmost comfort. In addition, take advantage of one of our special packages to get even more out of your stay! Some of the most popular year-round offers include our Family Fun Package (complimentary breakfast for four and WiFi) and our Park & Stay Package (complimentary parking for every night of your stay). Better yet, if you hail from the Sunshine State, be sure to inquire about our special Florida Resident Rate. 

On behalf of everyone at Hilton Miami Downtown, may your holidays be merry and bright, full of happiness and light! 

Thanksgiving Week in Miami 2019

Spending Thanksgiving in Miami is the perfect chance to experience something new!

Woman With Red Shopping BagsIt is almost time to celebrate the holiday of Giving Thanks. And whether you want to burn off some of those holiday meal calories with a little retail therapy or take in an amazing show, here are a few things you can do to make your Thanksgiving in Miami one to remember!

Ariana Grande – Sweetener World Tour

Calling all Arianators! Due to popular demand, Ariana Grande has extended the North American leg of her critically acclaimed Sweetener World Tour. Although the angel Ari has already graced the stage of the American Airlines Arena on her tour for a double shot of shows in the Spring, she couldn’t just say Thank U, Next to the Magic City and is set to return on Wednesday, November 27 (7:30PM)! Tickets are on sale now! 

Shop at the Best Retail Therapy Locations in South Florida!

Thanksgiving falls on November 28th in 2019! This means, even before the last bit of turkey is eaten, the gift-giving holiday season is less than a month away! From Black Friday deals to checking off all of your friends and family on your holiday lists, Miami offers plenty of locations for some much-needed shopping sprees. The Lincoln Road Mall is 8 full blocks of premier shops, restaurants, and cafes. These pedestrian-friendly stores run parallel between 16th Street and 17th Street in Miami Beach. Another haven for shopaholics is the ever-evolving new Brickell City Centre in Downtown Miami (South Miami Ave). Shop, dine, live, stay, work… the Centre is a true fashion and culinary experience with four levels of luxury and world-class dining, retail and entertainment opportunities. 

Explore Wynwood

There is always something happening in Wynwood, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Miami. From art tours to food tastings to small business shopping, the former Warehouse District is now the center of artistic culture in South Florida.

Get in the Holiday Spirit During Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

Starting the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 29) and running on select dates through the end of 2019, the annual holiday event Zoo Lights returns to Zoo Miami (SW 152 Street). Every Friday and Saturday from 7:00PM through 10:00PM, this beloved Miami institution brings a little holiday cheer with special animal encounters, Snowman’s River Boat Rides, musical performances, photos with Santa (including the Big Man in the Red Suit’s favorite treats of hot chocolate and cookies), and so much more. Visiting Zoo Miami is always a fun-filled excursion, but this walk on the wild side kicks up the magic with special themed nights too. For Thanksgiving Weekend, Zoo Lights celebrates PJ & Onesie Nights, so be sure to dress in your comfiest PJs before hitting the park. 

If you are still searching for your perfect Thanksgiving memory, book a room with us at Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re not only conveniently located for all of these attractions, our comfortable guest rooms and upscale amenities will provide you with a perfect home for the holiday!