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An advertisement of Miami in GTA III.

An advertisement mentioning Miami in GTA Vice City

Miami is a city mentioned in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Real-world Miami is used as a basis for Vice City in all three universes.


In Grand Theft Auto III, several billboards advertise vacations to Miami, and Ray Machowski mentions he is leaving for there when the CIA try to prevent his escape from Liberty City. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, there is a billboard in Little Haiti that says "Move over Miami", implying that even if Vice City was based in Miami, the two cities both exist in the 3D Universe, and may be roughly similar. The official GTA III website also makes clear a coexistence between Miami and Vice City:

Francis International is airport to the stars. 100's of domestic and international destinations served including: London, San Andreas, Vice City, Miami, Bogota, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Toronto, Leith and Tokyo.

GTA III Website.

In Grand Theft Auto III - The Definitive Edition, the Miami advertisement billboard has been replaced by a teaser for the Expanded and Enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online; however, the "Move over Miami" billboard is still present in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The Definitive Edition.