JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

Miami is a stunningly gorgeous city, but the summer heat and rush-hour traffic are enough to stress out any local. A few hours at the 25,000-square-foot Âme Spa in Aventura can melt away the tension of even the most stressful workweeks. The massive spa offers more than 50 unique treatments, including flotation therapy ($85), collagen-infusion therapy ($149), and a range of facials ($149 to $229). Some massages, such as the Thai muscle recovery ($259), are sometimes performed on high-tech spa tables such as the Libra and incorporate chromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Before indulging in those options, guests can unwind in a muscle therapy steam room, breathe deeply in a Himalayan salt suite, and let go of all of their troubles in the Swiss shower, with varying water temperatures and pressures. If you want to prolong your pampering, check out Âme's Center for Integrative Medicine & Holistic Rejuvenation, which offers health services based on a mix of Eastern techniques and European traditions such as acupuncture ($80), auriculotherapy ($75), and a Paleo 14-day cleanse program ($195). Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Readers' choice: The Spa at Auberge Beach

Nicholas Olivera

"What do you want to know about my business? I'll sell it to you," Unicorn Dry Cleaners owner Gina Duran jokes. She's quick and friendly in conversation, and those traits inform the way she runs her business. Offering same-day dry-cleaning service Tuesday through Friday, Unicorn Dry Cleaning places emphasis on quality at a breakneck pace. As her husband puts it, Duran speaks "three and a half languages" — English, Spanish, French, and Greek — so she's able to talk shop with almost anyone who needs a shirt ($3.99 to $6.99) or suit ($14.99) cleaned and pressed in time for that big job interview. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Jessica Lipscomb

It's Saturday morning, and you know what that means: gym, tan, laundry. Head to the laundromat where the cast of Jersey Shore goes to wash their swimsuits and clubwear when they're in town. Wash Club South Beach gained notoriety after Snooki, the Situation, and the rest of the gang were filmed there during early seasons of the MTV reality show. But if that's not enough of an endorsement, there are plenty of other reasons to make this your go-to laundromat. Wash Club, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, offers a self-serve coin laundry as well as an extremely reasonably priced wash-and-fold service (the $15 minimum includes 15 pounds of laundry, with each additional pound costing $1). And there's no need to lug your laundry across town: the laundromat offers pickup service. Plus, there's free parking out back so you can load up your car and get everything washed in one trip. How's that for a productive weekend?

For more than two decades, Fashions by Eunice has attracted customers looking to refashion or repair their garments. At her beachfront, 550-square-foot shop, owner Eunice Reis and her team of four versatile seamstresses churn out custom-made outfits, tailor wedding dresses, reline jackets, and take up hems for customers that travel from as far as Kendall and Fort Lauderdale for an ideal fit. Clothing repair accounts for most of the shop's services, with zipper replacement ranging from $15 to $22, hem adjustments costing $13 to $22, and alterations starting at $12. The staff, fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, can also craft or mend home decor items such as sheets, duvet covers, and curtains. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Vintage Vault

Vintage Vault deals in antiques, but this charming Oakland Park store has a way of making everything feel fresh. Inside the bright and spacious store awaits a treasure trove of expertly curated curiosities, all of them beautifully arranged. Atop a midcentury-modern sideboard might be a gold-encrusted typewriter, a floral perfume bottle, or a cigarette machine. A few feet away, an old leather gymnastics beam might double as a bench, or a pair of wooden waterskis may lean against a brightly painted wall. There are vintage neon signs and gas pumps, Moroccan rugs, pastel-colored scales, and old-fashioned bug sprayers. It's evident everything was chosen with a skilled eye and placed with care. Just wandering amid it all is a treat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Give Good Works / India Amos

With its pink-and-purple-striped exterior and bumping music, Give Good Works boasts some serious curb appeal. Step inside and find a thrifter's dream, with everything from vintage threads to funky furniture to local art. In fact, you never really know what you'll find at Give Good Works. Case in point: The deck of cards showing George Bush's face plastered onto pinup posters. But this place isn't just about the joy of the hunt. A portion of sales go toward Miamians in need. So you can feel good about picking up those (truly amazing) Bush playing cards. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Readers' choice: Miami Twice

Monica McGivern

Wynwood Marketplace has all the trappings of a sprawling outdoor flea market, including food stalls, vintage clothes, cheap sunglasses, and handmade crafts, plus live music, numerous bars, happy hours, and ladies' nights. If you're hoping to get lost in a maze of detritus and hidden treasures, this might not be the flea for you. The offerings here are a bit more curated and higher-end — this is Wynwood, after all. You can stop at a pop-up barbershop for a trim and some artisanal beard oil, for instance. Or purchase a canvas of art after watching its creation live. Wynwood Marketplace shines brightest when it's hosting special events such as Oktoberfest block parties, World Cup watch parties, or the MegaRumba Latin pride celebration. Here, you can drink, dance, and support local businesses all under the same tent. Hours are 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 3 a.m. Saturday, and noon to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Marty Quintana

When that IKEA dresser you've had since college just isn't cutting it any longer, it's time to up your game. The locally bred Home Design Store is where it's at for medium-high-end, imported furniture that you'll actually want to come home to each day (with prices typically starting in the low hundreds). The diverse offerings span every room in the house, and the store sells decorative items such as funky sculptures, colorful statement pieces, and unique lighting. In addition to the Coral Gables location, the business has a Home Design Warehouse Showroom near Miami International Airport. If you're not the proud owner of a massive truck, the store offers $65 delivery in Miami-Dade County. When it comes to furniture shopping, pull up a chair (or ottoman or love seat) at the Home Design Store and start planning your dream home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Everyone likes a deal, but deep down, a lot of people love the treasure hunt most of all. For those folks, finding a deal is a greater thrill than saving money. Deal-seekers in it for the thrill will strike gold at General Pawn Shop. Like other pawnshops, General buys and sells gold, silver, and a large assortment of firearms, but a look inside reveals this place offers much more. Here, you'll find everything from game systems to musical instruments, electronics, tools, and computers at prices that rival those of most local thrift shops. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jensen’s Liquors

Franchise liquor stores are seemingly on every corner these days, and it can be difficult for smaller booze businesses to compete with larger operations. But South Florida's own Jensen's Liquors, open since 1978, has proven it has what it takes to sate Miami's thirst for liquor better than any other local suppliers. Catering to wine experts and craft connoisseurs alike, the company's wide selection and cellar-like aesthetic make its stores particularly inviting. On any given day at one of its six Miami locations, you're likely to run into a sampling station or some unexpected product you won't find in the big-box stores. Bigger isn't always better, especially when you're looking for friendly service and an easy place to pick up exactly what you need without fighting the crowds. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Readers' choice: Big Daddy's Liquors

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