“Dexter” Made These Miami Locations Famous
Visiting Miami? Here’s a sightseeing tour based on the TV show which made us love the “justice-driven” serial killer!
Brilliant and charismatic Dexter Morgan lived on a quiet, sunny, and beautiful little island in Miami Beach, Fl. His apartment building, which still exists and looks pretty much the same, had a lot of visits from “Dexter” fans. The problem is that it’s a members-only property. After many attempts to go inside the property and enter the apartment, the police started visiting the place more often. His flat is probably the most popular, but it’s not the only location near Miami that got more famous because of this iconic TV show. Let’s take a look at some of the filming locations in the Miami area. And yes, you can visit most of them!
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Dexter’s Apartment in Bay Harbor Club (1155 103rd St, Miami Beach, Florida)
Of course, Dexter’s apartment on the seashore needs to be on top of this list. Even though you can’t visit it (at least not without the risk of being arrested), this spot still attracts fans desperately trying to take a photo of the building. Bay Harbour Islands are peaceful, wealthy, and gorgeous little islands located right next to Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Indian Creek Country Club. This area is one of the best for shopping. Don’t come here without visiting Bal Harbour Shops. Bal Harbour Beach and Surfside Beach are beautiful, with fancy condos and luxury hotels like St. Regis, Grand Beach Hotel, and Four Seasons.
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Jimbo’s Place in Virginia Key
Here’s another place you can’t visit. Not because it’s closed to the public but because it doesn’t exist since 2012. Still, visiting Virginia Key makes a lot of sense if you like hiking, lovely beaches, and places that offer good family fun. Visit the Miami Seaquarium, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, or one of the local restaurants. Jimbo’s Place scene in Dexter is pretty memorable. Dexter and Debra are outside at a picnic table that has peeling paint. They talk about recent killings of prostitutes who were drained of blood and mutilated while eating!
The Fountain in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami (The Pepper Fountain)
Detective Angel Batista is examining the headless body of a prostitute dumped right in the middle of Miami’s Bayfront Park. This scene from Season 1 is hard to forget. The fountain is still there, of course. You must drop by this place when visiting Miami because there are so many attractive locations in the surrounding area. There are the FTX Arena (Miami Heat), Bayfront Marketplace, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and plenty of skyscrapers, hotels, and office buildings. Whether you want to see a basketball game or visit Pérez Art Museum, make sure to see Bayfront Park and take some photos of a fictional murder scene. Book a chauffeured car from MIA, FLL, or PBI, and start your sightseeing tour.
Seven Seas Hotel on Upper East Side (5940 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137)
The Seven Seas Hotel, located at 5940 Biscayne Boulevard, north of downtown Miami in the vibrant Upper East Side district, served as the first crime scene shown on “Dexter.” What’s interesting about this classic 1950s hotel is that it’s called Seven Seas, just like in the show. You don’t have to stay there (unless you want to bring your Miami adventure to a higher level), but you should definitely check it out if you’re a hardcore “Dexter” fan.
Biscayne Bay is one of the “real life” locations in “Dexter” worth visiting, especially if you’re into scuba diving, city cruising, parasailing, or Key Biscayne beaches. Rita, Dexter, and the kids frequently hung out on his boat in Biscayne Bay. Body bags were found in an underwater graveyard near the northern border islands of Biscayne Bay. That was a game-changing event for Bay Harbor Butcher, who needed to find a better spot for dumping bodies.
This beach on Biscayne Bay is situated in Miami on either the north or south side of the Rickenbacker Causeway. Dexter was watching a funeral ceremony of a murdered couple on this beach, trying to hide his emotionless eyes from Angel Batista, James Doakes, Maria LaGuerta, and Debra, among other detectives. Hobie Beach is a top spot for windsurfers, so if that is your passion, hire a personal driver from Miami Airport and check out this hidden little gem. Contact Miami’s best chauffeur service, and have a smooth holiday experience!
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