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Follow the Pros to Miami Photo Ops

Snap away at top locations for films, TV and fashion shoots
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 28 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  If you’re a movie or TV fan, Miami is déjà vu. The minute you arrive—even if it's your first visit -- you’ll think, “I... more »

Tips:  What to bring: your camera, sun screen, a hat and water. Insect repellent is essential in the summer months. You may also want to pack... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Rickenbacker Causeway


Named for Eddie Rickenbacker, a World War I flying ace and aviation pioneer, the causeway opened in 1947, linking two barrier islands -- Virginia Key and the former coconut plantation of Key Biscayne -- to the mainland. Stretching 5.4 miles (8.7 kilometers), it offers spectacular skyline views of both Miami and Miami Beach across Biscayne Bay... More


After crossing the William Powell Bridge, you are on Virginia Key. Off in the distance to the right, you’ll see a golden geodesic dome. That’s the Miami Seaquarium where the Flipper TV series and movies were shot in the 60s. Opened in 1955, it is the longest operating oceanarium in the United States. You can still swim with the dolphins at the... More


The two-mile beach at Crandon Park routinely ranks among the top 10 beaches in the US. Without a doubt, it is the most photographed beach in South Florida.

A lagoon-style beach protected by a sandbar just wading distance off shore, it's one of the most popular recreational destinations in the area for locals and tourists alike. If you visit... More

4. Crandon Park Gardens


At the southern end of the park, just beyond the last parking spots and only steps from beach grasses, is a secret garden where peacocks strut their stuff. Throughout the year, Sandhill Cranes, ibises, herons, swans and a world of other feathered friends strike poses

This is Crandon Park Gardens, which was the Crandon Park Zoo until 1981 when... More


The Renaissance-style Viscaya Museum and Gardens, on the bay a few blocks south of the Rickenbacker Causeway entrance, was the palatial winter residence of industrialist James Deering from 1916 to 1925. It's said that Deering, an International Harvester Company VP, liked to watch Charlie Chaplin flicks in the villa's courtyard.

Today the 50... More

6. Dinner Key Marina


If it's boats you want to photograph, you've ended up at the right place. The marina, with 582 slips, is Florida's largest wet slip marine facility.

But had you been here in the 30s and 40s, it would have been flying boats in your lens finder. Back then Dinner Key was headquarters of Pan Am's flying clipper fleet and one of the world's largest... More