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!


Hilton's 100th Anniversary - 100 Years of Hospitality

Hilton's 100th Anniversary culminates this week with Hilton 100 celebrations - May 27th through the 31st.

Named the number one place to work in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine, Hilton is celebrating 100 years of hospitality in 2019. Over the past century, we have grown from a single hotel in Frisco, Texas to a brand with 5,600 hotels and 17 brands in 113 countries and territories. With a variety of experiences available for every type of traveler and trip, it’s no surprise Hilton has become one of the most trusted and respected companies in the world.

The world’s first global hotel company, Hilton pioneered air-conditioned lobbies, in-room televisions, the computerized reservation system and even the piña colada! We’re not nearly satisfied yet, though. This year, we will continue the ongoing introduction of Connected Room - the first truly mobile-centric room. Connected Room puts your room key, TV, temperature and lighting controls on a smartphone app, the next transformative impact on the hospitality industry. With one of the industry’s fastest-growing pipelines, we will expand to more than 20 additional countries by 2020, too.

If you’re planning a visit to Miami, there’s no better starting place than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near a variety of fun attractions and restaurants, and offer our guests with Hilton’s commitment to a first-class guest experience. Book your stay with us today to soak up the best of Miami from the comfort of the hospitality industry’s leaders. We Are Hilton!

Visiting Miami? GoBrightline.

With so many attractions and sightseeing in our area, getting around Miami might seem challenging to visitors. If you’re worried about maximizing your time in South Florida, stop fretting. The Brightline train is a convenient, quick service for tourists (and locals enjoying their home town), taking passengers to and from local destinations throughout Miami.                   Brightline Train at station     

With modern stations in the heart of downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach, you can experience all that South Florida has to offer no matter how long you’re visiting. Plus, when you travel with a group of colleagues, friends or loved ones, you can take advantage of reliable express train service, discounted rates and exclusive services, such as access to private charter or coach rides, reserved areas in-station and a conference room with A/V support. There are also a variety of special offers, including student discount programs, easy access to Marlins Park to watch a baseball games and much more. Simply put, Brightline is your best bet if you’re looking to make the most of your Miami experience, including visiting top attractions such as PortMiami, Wynwood and American Airlines Arena.

If you’re visiting Miami, Brightline can get you there and the Hilton Miami Downtown can provide you with an ideal starting location. We’re conveniently located near many Miami destinations and restaurants, and offer our guests with first-class accommodations and amenities. Book your stay with us today to see Miami up close and personal!

2019 Hyundai Air & Sea Show - Miami Beach

The greatest show above the earth invades Miami Beach this Memorial Day Weekend.

Planes Flying Over in Air ShowMemorial Day Weekend 2019, put on your patriotic gear for one of the top events in South Florida. The Hyundai Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion will be making its return to Miami Beach May 25th and 26th, showcasing America’s military might. Featuring all five branches, the event showcases the Blue Angels, Stealth Bombers and the US Army’s Golden Knights Parachute team, as well as offshore powerboat racing and extreme watersports demos.

A salute to our military heroes and first responders, the air and sea show is a perfect celebration for the military holiday. Look up for awe-inspiring aerial shows by Blue Angels, Stealth Bombers, Lancer Bombers, HH60 Helicopters, Fighting Falcons and more. Keep an eye out for the Army’s Black Dagger parachute team, Navy Leap Frogs, the Coast Guard Sea Rescue chopper, Tuskegee Airmen Redtail Squadron and the Heritage Flight team, too!

The show isn’t limited to the sky, either. Following opening acts by Young Musicians Unite, the Army’s As You Were Band, the Air Force’s Max Impact Band and Honor Guard Drill team, acclaimed musician Flo Rida will take the stage at The Beach Club on Lummus Park. The Music Explosion culminates with a nighttime pyro-parachute demonstration by the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute team and a breathtaking fireworks show.

There will also be an Action Zone & Display Village at Lummus Park, offering guests a free, interactive, hands-on experience. Spanning four city blocks, the village features Air Force flight and navigation simulators, Army tactical training equipment, Marine Corps rifle range simulators and other displays. There’s even a Kids Zone with waterslides, military-themed bounce houses and face painting.

If you’re visiting Miami for the Hyundai Air & Sea Show, stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located for attending the show and offer our guests first-class accommodations, service, and amenities. Book your Memorial Day weekend stay with us for an unforgettable, fun-filled experience!

2019 Coconut Grove Food And Wine Festival

The 2019 Coconut Grove Food And Wine Festival returns May 25th for what promises to be a fun and delicious day for locals and visitors alike. With food, wine, music, entertainment and family-friendly activities, Regatta Park is the place to be!

Food and Wine OutdoorsFoodies will be pleased to hear there will be a variety of local Coconut Grove eateries participating in the festival, offering samples of their best dishes. Some of the top restaurants making an appearance this year include Flannigan's, Sapore di Mare, Mayfair Kitchen and Monty's Coconut Grove. With a mix of regional fare including steaks, burgers, Italian, seafood and Latin cooking, there’s something for every taste! The festival will also feature culinary demonstrations, craft beer, fine wine and spirits, including a rum bar sponsored by Big Daddy’s Liquors.

With live music and other entertainment, both kids and adults will enjoy themselves. This year’s Coconut Grove festival will feature a Kids Zone, arts and crafts exhibits, entertaining spectacles like a Waiters Race and Harley Davidsons on display. You can also look forward to live music performances by Blues Revival and Viva Rock & Roll!

The event, which takes place from 1-9 pm, offers a range of ticket options from $25 to $125. VIP passes include drink tickets or unlimited beverage packages. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as well.

If you’re attending the festival, you should consider staying at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently and strive to provide a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Book with us today to make the most of your Coconut Grove festival experience!

Get Away This Summer With Our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package

Unlock your dream vacation with the Hilton Family Fun Package!

Family smiling in poolIt’s no secret Miami is one of the top family vacation destinations. However, if you want to make the most of your Miami experience it’s important to book your stay in an advantageous location. With so many family-friendly activities and attractions near the Hilton Miami Downtown, you’ll spend less time getting there and more time enjoying yourselves. We’re close to the Adrienne Arsht Center if you’re in the mood for a show and right by American Airlines Arena, which is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat and hosts a variety of family shows, sporting events, and concerts throughout the year. Plus, when you book our Hilton Family Fun Package, you'll save and have fun at the same time!

Family Fun in Miami starts with a good breakfast and Wi-Fi, which are both included with our package. Fuel your fun with our selection of fresh and delicious breakfast foods and post your photos and videos of your family adventures to capture the magic of a fantastic getaway!

With our prime downtown location as your starting point, you’re bound to make a lot of memories. Experiencing local culture is easy, as we’re close to Wynwood Arts District, and you can even fit some shopping in by visiting the nearby Bayside Marketplace and Coconut Grove. That’s not to mention the infamous South Beach, which is only a quick ride away! If Miami isn’t your final destination, the Hilton Miami Downtown is also ideally located to host your pre-cruise stay out of PortMiami, the Cruise Capital of the World.

No matter what type of family fun you’re planning, we’re committed to offering our guests a first-class experience. We want you to make the most of our location, but don’t forget to take in the views and enjoy a relaxing soak in our rooftop pool - or try some of the tasty cuisine we offer at Brisa Bistro, our onsite restaurant, too! Book your stay with us today to make some unforgettable family memories here in Miami.