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Free Zoom backgrounds for Miami & beyond: Universities, hotspots, sports & more

We're all living and working by Zoom calls nowadays, so why not make the wallpaper/background something beautiful and fun?

From marine life and gardens to Miami hotpots or sports teams, there's certainly an image for any taste. Take a look at what's available free of charge!

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Honor your South Florida alma mater with Zoom backgrounds that show off your campus.

Click here for Florida International University.

Click here for the University of Miami.

Click here for Nova Southeastern University.

Click here for Barry University.


Florida-based artist and conservationist Guy Harvey is offering marine-themed Zoom backgrounds.

There are 10 works by Harvey to choose from, featuring sharks, marlins and more.

Download them free of charge by clicking here


The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau can make your Zoom call as Miami as possible.

Choose from the Brickell skyline during the day and at night, the 1111 Parking Garage on Lincoln Road, colorful images of Little Havana and Little Haiti, Fly's Eye Dome in the Miami Design District, or nature shots from Everglades National Park.

For a look at the bureau's Zoom background library, click here.


Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is answering the call with a variety of Zoom backgrounds available to the public for free. Click here to see the variety.

Just about every room in the Mediterranean-style attraction, a true crown jewel in Miami, is available as a Zoom background. Imagine having any one of these splashed behind you…

  • The iconic stone barge on a clear day and at sunrise
  • The enclosed loggia, interior and exterior at night
  • The music room
  • The garden mound from several vantage points
  • The spiral staircase
  • The reflecting pools
  • The swimming pool grotto
  • Aerial view of the gardens
  • Fireplace in the living room


Looking for a different background? Imagine yourself walking around our beautiful Miami Beach with backdrops of Ocean Drive, Lummus Park or the North Beach Bandshell. 

The Miami Design Preservation League presents these free Virtual Background Images – Miami Beach edition. 

To see your choices, click here.


If you're more of a Miami sports nut, you can pretend you're at Marlins Park or AmericanAirlines Arena. 

Basketball fans can choose from the Miami Vice-inspired logo on the AmericanAirlines Arena floor; the original Miami Heat logo as a step-and-repeat; an exterior view of the arena from the Biscayne Bay side; the players huddled on the floor before a game; and the hanging banners and trophies from the Heat's three championship years. For more information (or other cool Heat stuff), click here.

For baseball fans, has gorgeous shots of stadiums throughout the country.  Click here to see the complete selection, or click here to go directly to our Marlins Park.

Love football? Check out Click here to see the complete selection, or click here to represent the Miami Dolphins.

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