Miami has some of the best-preserved history in the country, making it the perfect filming location. From Scarface and The Birdcage at Ocean Drive to the less known Magic City television series and the new HBO series Ballers, check out this guide for the rundown on what was filmed and where in this vibrant, tropical city.
In the new HBO series Ballers, follow retired NFL player Spencer Strassmore (Dwayne Johnson) as he cruises around Miami hotspots and tries to break into the sports management industry. Get an inside look into Star Island when he throws a yacht party to attract potential clients. Then he talks shop with NFL stars at the Biltmore, a lavish resort in Coral Gables that dates back to the 1920s. If you’re party of the royalty set, you’ll get used to extravagant lunches on their opulent garden terrace. For the Ballers, it’s just a typical day in paradise.