Samantha Brown’s Miami Hot Spots

Samantha Brown savors the hot and cool attractions of Miami’s Little Havana. 

By: Hilton
Savor the hot and cool attractions of Miami’s Little Havana. See how Samantha Brown spends a day playing like a local.
Hilton Cabana Miami Beach
Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, hotel, exterior, pool, Florida

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, hotel, exterior, pool, Florida

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Hilton Worldwide

Upon arriving in Miami Beach, check into the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach, a brand-new luxury beachfront hotel. When not exploring nearby South Beach or Little Havana, lounge at one of its 2 pools, enjoy your breakfast at the French restaurant L’echon Brasserie, or quench your thirst with an oceanfront mojito in the afternoon.
Little Havana
Little Havana, rooster sculptures, Miami, Florida

Little Havana, rooster sculptures, Miami, Florida

Samantha Brown calls Little Havana, a neighborhood just west of the city center, “the Cuban heartbeat of downtown Miami.” The Cuban music, the smell of cigars and the stucco houses along Southwest Eighth Street — the main drag, which is better known as Calle Ocho — epitomize classic Miami.
Azucar Ice Cream
Azucar Ice Cream, Little Havana, Miami, Florida

Azucar Ice Cream, Little Havana, Miami, Florida

Photo by: Azucar Ice Cream Company

Azucar Ice Cream Company

In the heart of Little Havana, Azucar Ice Cream serves up more than 80 flavors of artisanal ice cream and sorbet, such as the Cuban- and tropical-inspired Café con Leche and the famous Abuela Maria, vanilla ice cream with swirls of red guava and rich cream cheese, topped with sweet Maria cookies.
Ball & Chain
Ball and Chain, bar, Little Havana, Miami, Florida

Ball and Chain, bar, Little Havana, Miami, Florida

Photo by: Gil Bitton

Gil Bitton

The iconic nightclub on Calle Ocho, the Ball & Chain — which originally opened in 1935 — is now a live music venue where the vibrant crowd fuels up on tapas and cocktails, including congri fritters, Cuban spring rolls and mojitos, before hitting the dance floor.

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