Enjoy National Golf Month, Right Here In Miami

Searching for the Best Miami Golf Course? There are Many Top Contenders!

You can find a great Miami golf course with a blindfold on. Golf at sunset

Golfing in Miami is a bucket-list experience for golf enthusiasts, attracting visitors from all over the world. It’s also a stop on the PGA® Tour’s World Golf Championships, drawing top competitors to Miami’s fairways. August is National Golf Month, a celebration of the sport that originated in 15th century Scotland. Whether you enjoy playing with a team or as an individual, you can take advantage of enticing discounts at Miami’s 20 unique, world-class courses.

Public Golf Courses in Miami

If you’re near Miami International Airport, you have to schedule a tee time at Melreese Golf Course. The 135-acre course underwent a $3.9 million renovation in 1997, and features five lakes, nine waste bunkers and a cypress wetland.

The Normandy Shores Golf Club, designed by Arthur Miller, is known for its water hazards and picturesque fairways set against Biscayne Bay in North Beach. Make sure to grab a bite at Normandy Shores Golf Club’s restaurant, The Grill, a top dining spot for golfers and non-golfers alike, after you’ve completed your round.

The Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest-designed Miami Beach Golf Club is another top destination, consisting of 18 holes with a par of 72. It also features a fantastic club restaurant that overlooks the greens.

If you’re looking for a place to rest after playing at any of these top Miami golf courses, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Take a dip or treat yourself to some poolside drinks and bites on our outdoor, rooftop pool and bar with stunning sunset and skyline views. Book with us today to make the most of your Miami golf trip!

Get ready for Miami Spice Months 2019!

Miami Spice showcases the best of Greater Miami’s diverse cuisine.

Rock shrimp tempuraOne of the top events of the year, Miami Spice is a foodie’s dream. From August 1st through September 30th, 2019, locals and visitors alike can treat their taste buds to a variety of signature dishes from world-class chefs at reduced prices. With three-course meals starting at just $23 for brunch or lunch and $39 for dinner, it’s an unmatched opportunity to explore both regional and international cuisine.

Miami Spice 2019 isn’t limited to a handful of restaurants, either. The annual promotion, similar to Restaurant Weeks, features more than 200 participants, including 21 that are participating for the first time this year. These include Coral Gables’ Ad Lib, South Miami’s Fiola and MiMo’s La Placita. Among the other featured restaurants are Fooq’s Miami, 107 steak and bar, Lure Fishbar, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and La Petite Maison. It should be noted that every participating restaurant isn’t offering three options, and many do not offer the Spice promotion on the weekend. Please inquire before dining.

If you’re planning on taking advantage of Miami Spice Months 2019, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re located near many of the participating restaurants, as well as a mix of fun and unique South Florida attractions. Book with us today to eat your way around the greater Miami area!

A Look At Wynnwood

Miami’s art-filled neighborhood is as unique as the murals that line its streets.

Wynwood WallsWhether you’re a local or simply stopping by for the day, Wynwood is undeniably one of the top places to visit in Miami. The former warehouse district has quickly transformed into a must-see destination, offering an unconventional mix of outdoor art, fantastic dining, great shopping and more.

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood is best-known as the arts hub of South Florida. Although it started with murals, street art, and graffiti, the area has become much more than an outdoor art exhibit. Since the introduction of the Second Saturday Art Walk and the arrival of Art Basel, Wynwood has developed into a world-famous destination for art, culture, innovation, and creativity. With 200-plus street murals from well-known artists and up-and-comers, Wynwood Walls is something you need to see up close and personal to truly appreciate. You don’t need to attempt to absorb it all by yourself, however, as official walking tours of Wynwood Walls are offered daily.

Dining and Entertainment

Taking in all of that artwork on an empty stomach would be challenging, but you certainly don’t need to wander far to do so. You can treat your taste buds to a variety of international dining options, including Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, a Latin and Asian-inspired restaurant, and Joey’s Italian Cafe, a popular pizza spot and the first restaurant to open in the Wynwood Arts District. With 30-plus eateries, there’s something for everyone!

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping as well, with everything from thrift stores to boutiques, jewelry stores, fashion houses, antique shops and more. You definitely don’t want to miss The Wynwood Walls Shop, which contains a curated collection of gifts, books, prints, and more inspired by Wynwood Walls, either.

If you’re visiting Wynwood for an event like Second Saturday Art Walk or simply to check out the murals, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near the neighborhood, as well as a variety of other fun Miami attractions. Book with us today to discover all that Wynwood offers!

International Ballet Festival Of Miami

One of the world’s most acclaimed ballet festivals returns to Miami this summer.

Ballerina legs  outside venueFor the past 23 years, the International Ballet Festival Of Miami has been one of the highlights of summer in South Florida. This will be the case yet again this year, as the must-see festival invades Miami from July 27 through August 28, 2019. 

One of the most ambitious ballet projects, the festival captivates the resident and tourist audiences of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as Miami Beach. With ballet companies from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the USA, it's a stunning collaboration between renowned national and international ballet companies. Featuring spectacular performances, a dance film series, art exhibits inspired by dance, book presentations, workshops and master classes, it’s essential to the development and education of audiences in the appreciation of dance.

This year’s International Ballet Festival Of Miami will take place at various venues throughout Miami, including Manuel Artime Theater, Wynwood Walls, Lincoln Road Mall / Euclid Circle, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The Fillmore Miami Beach, and The Miami-Dade County Auditorium. You can purchase tickets now for specific performances, workshops, classes, and more.

If you’re planning on attending the festival, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located close to several of the ballet festival's host venues, including Lincoln Road Mall and Wynwood, and provide our guests with unmatched customer service and first-class accommodations. Book your stay with us today to make the most of your International Ballet Festival Of Miami experience!

Birth of The Piña Colada - Invented at a Hilton Hotel

Did you know the refreshingly cool, classic cocktail, Pina Colada, was originally created at a Hilton hotel?

Pina Colada and pineapplesThere’s no denying it - the Pina Colada’s status is one of the top frozen cocktails ever invented! It’s refreshing, tasty, and just about everyone has enjoyed one - with or without the alcohol! The Pina Colada has also played a role in the history of Hilton Hotels, as it was invented at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The perfect mix of pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum, this special cocktail was created by hotel bartender Ramon Monchito Marrero in 1954. After experimenting with the drink for three months, Marrero settled on the famously icy recipe that the frozen drink’s fans still enjoy today. He served the drink to guests of the Caribe Hilton for 35 years and, in 1978, Puerto Rico officially named the Pina Colada its official Island drink.

What makes the Pina Colada such a special drink is that it’s equally tasty with or without rum. If you’re looking for the perfect destination to celebrate this delicious drink on National Pina Colada Day, visit us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Take in the picturesque views of Downtown Miami, and enjoy some time at our 1601 Lobby Lounge and CityVu Pool Bar with a delicious and refreshing Pina Colada. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!


Miami Swim Week 2019 - The World's Largest SwimShow

The World’s Largest Swim Show returns for what promises to be another memorable week.

Swim Suit Models at Hilton Miami Downtown PoolMiami Swim Week, which takes place annually in Miami, is the boldest and best swim show you’ll ever attend. The event, which runs this year from July 13th to the 16th, features a variety of can’t-miss special events, shows, and exhibits, bringing the best designers and vendors together under one roof. An essential for the industry, swim week offers an unmatched opportunity for building relationships and enjoying the latest in swimwear trends. Like other major fashion weeks, the show is generally industry only, but there are open-to-the-public, ticket-buying opportunities, as well. 

Swim Week 2019 will feature a variety of special events, including a retailer fit seminar, exhibitor fashion law seminar, retailer fit workshop, happy hours and high tea. You can also take advantage of a breakfast bar, as well as dry, braid, nail and make-up bars, and more. The show draws more than 7,500 attendees from all across the world, including 60 different countries. There are expanded men’s and children’s swimwear collections, and resort, lifestyle and unique accessories for all occasions. Collections cater to designer boutiques, department stores, mass merchants and everything in between.

If you’re planning on attending the world’s latest swim show, you should book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near the Miami Beach Convention Center, as well as many other top attractions, including Wynwood Arts District and South Beach. Don’t miss out on a valuable opportunity to experience Miami’s SwimShow! 

America's Birthday Bash At Bayfront Park

America's Birthday Bash At Bayfront Park is an annual 4th of July celebration here in South Florida. It is one of the top free summer events in South Florida.

Happy 4th of July on clothes lineSearching for fun plans for Independence Day 2019? Look no further than Bayfront Park’s 4th of July event! With a variety of activities for attendees of all ages, including a Family Fun Zone  and Budweiser Beer Garden, spending July 4th in Miami is a no-brainer!

Family Fun Zone

There are plenty of free activities for the family at Bayfront Park, including the Family Fun Zone, which is suited for children of all ages. Your kids can catch all the fun starting at 3 p.m. right in the middle of Bayfront Park. Just remember to park early for easier access!

Budweiser Beer Garden & Stage

In addition to great live music, which starts at 2 p.m., there will be fun games and activities, even for adults. Guests 21 and over can also enjoy some of the tasty Budweiser brews on draft at six different locations throughout the park! 

Fireworks Display

America's Birthday Bash wouldn’t be complete without fireworks, would it? The fireworks at Bayfront Park are consistently among the best in South Florida thanks to its proximity to the barges. The 30-minute free show starts at 9 p.m.

If you’re planning on attending the event, which starts at 10 a.m., make sure to leave your coolers, large bags, bottles, cans and personal fireworks at home. You should, however, arrive early for easier parking and remember to bring your cameras and smartphones to capture all the magic!

To make the most of your 4th of July in Miami, make sure to book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located less than 10 minutes from the celebration at Bayfront Park and offer our guests with unmatched views, accommodations and customer service. Make this Independence Day a memory you’ll never forget!

Your Guide to Downtown Miami

No matter what you’re into, there’s something unique to experience in downtown Miami.

Downtown buildings from Miami CircleWith its breathtaking bay views and variety of attractions, Downtown Miami is a top spot for visitors and locals alike. The area, which is influenced by American, Caribbean, and Latin American culture, is home to some of South Florida’s best sights, sounds and smells.


The downtown area is known for its shopping attractions, especially Bayside Marketplace, a unique waterfront retail and entertainment complex with more than 100 shops and restaurants. There’s also Brickell City Centre, a high-end, multi-level urban mall spanning several city blocks, where you can find luxury brand boutiques and great restaurants.

Sporting and Theater Events

Downtown Miami hosts a plethora of sporting and theater events year-round. Some of the world’s biggest acts take the stage at American Airlines Arena, which is also home to the NBA’s Miami Heat, and the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts hosts both the Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet.

Nightlife and Culture

Miami’s downtown area has seen a major cultural renaissance over the past decade, thanks in part to the arrival of museums and live music venues. Mary Brickell Village is a popular nightlife destination for both visitors and locals, as well.

If you’re visiting the area, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re near all of the top downtown attractions and restaurants, including American Airlines Arena and Wynwood Arts District. Book your visit today to take advantage of our first-class accommodations and amenities from our convenient, walkable location!

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Have Some Family Fun In Miami This Summer

There are a variety of unique opportunities for family fun in Miami!

Family Getaway in MiamiIt’s no secret that Miami is one of the top family vacation destinations in the world. With plenty of sun, great beaches, world-class dining destinations and engaging attractions, there’s something for every member of your family. With plenty of free things to do in Miami, you don’t have to break the bank to have fun, either!

Downtown Miami Family Attractions

From museums to dining and shopping, the downtown Miami area is a must-visit spot for families. Shopping until you drop is no challenge at Bayside Marketplace, where you can stroll through the shops while taking in the picturesque views of glittering Biscayne Bay. There’s even a 90-minute cruise that takes you across Biscayne Bay from Millionaire’s Row on Miami Beach to exclusive Fisher Island. Other top family attractions and adventure opportunities include Bayfront Park’s Flying Trapeze School, Perez Art Museum Miami, HistoryMiami, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Coconut Grove and Miami Beach Family Attractions

You don’t want to miss the chance to see all that the Coconut Grove and Miami Beach areas offer, either. Some of the top picks include kayaking and paddleboarding adventures, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the CocoWalk outdoor shopping center, and Greenstreet Cafe. You should also check out South Pointe Park, Lincoln Road Mall, and New World Center!

Free Family-Friendly Activities in Miami

There are plenty of free, family-friendly things to do, too! Some of the top local picks include the Wynwood Art Walk, First Friday Gallery Night, free museum days, free yoga and workouts, free concerts and movies at SoundScape at New World Center, free beach days, and more!

If you’re visiting Miami for a summer vacation or getaway with your family, you should stay at the conveniently located Hilton Miami Downtown. We strive to provide a first-class, family-friendly experience and offer all of our guests with top-rate accommodations and amenities. Book your stay with us today to make the most of your Miami family getaway!

Event Space at Hilton Miami Downtown

If you’re searching for the perfect Miami event space, look no further than the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Hilton Miami Downtown BallroomWhether you’re looking for a place to host a social event, business meeting, or local convention, the Hilton Miami Downtown hotel is the perfect venue. Centrally located just minutes from the Miami International Airport and dozens of prestigious area businesses, we offer over 45,000 sq. ft. of flexible Downtown Miami meeting space. This includes a 17,000 sq. ft. ballroom -  the largest in the downtown area. The ideal destination for corporate and fundraising events, the Hilton Miami Downtown is suited to host banquets for up to 1,350 people and meetings for 10 to 1,000 attendees. Plus, our dedicated sales and catering team will customize your event to meet your needs and exceed your greatest expectations!

When booking an event at our hotel, you can also take advantage of great savings with our wide range of special packages. This includes our Rooms Only Deserves Extra Perks, The Perk Is Yours To Pick, and Meetings Simplified packages, which all include a variety of enticing and unique perks.

Don’t settle for a second-rate event space. Book your next social event, business meeting or fundraiser with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer first-class accommodations, amenities and facilities, as well as a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing all of our guests with a only the best customer service experience!