When people hear that I have four daughters it’s frequently met with a surprised face and a comment to the effect of “Your poor husband.” This is followed by “How do you manage everything?” My typical response is, “I like to keep busy,” which is actually true, but I also relish the occasional break from the chaos.
Because it’s hard for us to get away for long periods of time, my husband and I have taken to scheduling long weekends away instead. I’m pretty good at hunting for economical flight options, and there are always deals to be found when flying into Miami International Airport. Combine that with average year-round temperatures in the 80s and beaches with warm, clear waters, and we decided Miami was the perfect destination for a quick getaway.
This past trip we decided to check out the new Hilton Aventura Miami, located in the metropolitan city of Aventura. The upscale hotel offers well-appointed accommodations and robust culinary options. The 208-room hotel is surrounded by world-class shopping, South Florida's finest beaches, golf courses and casinos. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an eighth-story yoga studio, complimentary WiFi, valet and self-parking garage with electric charging stations.
The hotel's heart is the seventh-floor lobby overlooking Aventura. This elevated deck includes the signature restaurant, Gala, as well as MuseBar, Hilton Executive Lounge, The Reserve, Library and an elevated pool deck with skyline views and private cabanas. Gala serves guests breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating and a modern, South American–inspired menu reflective of Miami's love of fresh seafood and tapas. Complementing Gala is MuseBar, a bustling bar offering floor-to-ceiling views of Aventura, specialty cocktails and light bites in a refined yet spirited setting highlighted by a featured centerpiece of silver sculptures suspended high above the bar. The Pool Bar offers hand-crafted salads, sandwiches and other light bites, along with colorful cocktails servicing the poolside cabanas by day and offering an after-dinner retreat by night. The Reserve serves coffee and other on-the-go snacks and refreshments.
Hilton Aventura Miami’s central location is just minutes from Sunny Isles and Hollywood Beach, and in close proximity to Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant entertainment and beaches. Insider tip, we were advised that Hollywood Beach is the best beach to head to for a more peaceful experience—which is exactly what these tired parents were looking for. We spent our afternoons sunning ourselves there and even rented bikes for a lovely oceanside ride.
Across from the hotel is one of the largest malls in the United States, Aventura Mall, which is home to luxury designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Burberry and AllSaints, and chef-driven restaurants. Looking for other forms of entertainment? Hilton Aventura Miami is just two miles from Gulfstream Park Casino and just seven miles from Hard Rock Stadium, home to numerous concerts and events and, of course, the NFL Miami Dolphins. The hotel is also just a short drive from the BB&T Center, home to the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Other nearby options include Hollywood Beach Golf Club and Greynolds Golf Course.
2885 NE 191st Street
Aventura, FL 33180
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