Loading...

Best of L.A. 2013 

Comments

It’s nearly impossible to cover a city this sprawling — 470 square miles of awesomeness, 6,499 miles of streets and 3.7 million residents, all of them seemingly on the 405 every time we need to get to the Skirball Center.

And so for this year's Best of L.A. issue, we brought in some gifted reinforcements -- a crackerjack team capable of leaping over skyscrapers, tossing aside all those freeway-clogging cars, and flying from San Pedro to Santa Clarita with only a cape for propulsion. They picked the best hiking trail, the best spa, the best lobster roll, and even the best mausoleum for a photo op -- 440 items in all, making this our biggest and best issue yet.

The craziest part? L.A. is so amazing, we still barely scratched the surface.

The Best of Arts & Entertainment

9202463.t.jpg

Related Stories

  • A San Pedro Couple That's Obsessed With Art Deco

    In the 1930s, a Montgomery Ward department store stood on the corner of South Pacific Avenue and Seventh Street in San Pedro. Today, the art deco building still stands, but it is now home to Patti Kraakevik and her partner, George Woytovich, who have renovated the building into three art galleries...
  • Adventures in Veganism: Organic, Raw, Vegan Fun at NV-DA Market

    The best part about having breakfast at San Pedro raw vegan eatery NV-DA (pronounced "nuh-dah," which according to their site means "the sun and the moon" in Cherokee) is the way you feel after you eat there. Opened in December by former Cru employee Stacey Jackson, NV-DA Market serves smoothies, smoothie...
  • L.A.'s 10 Greatest Cultural Landmarks You've Probably Never Heard of 7

    David Kipen, the founder of Libros Schmibros and all-around cultural maven, once said, "Los Angeles is like your brain. You only ever use 20 percent of it." It turns out that the part about our brain is a myth; the part about L.A. feels eerily true. For every famously iconic landmark such as the...
  • Instagram Arrest

    A Southern California teenager was arrested after he allegedly used Instagram to make graphic and violent threats against students at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, authorities said over the weekend. The Instagram threats included photos of guns and dead bodies as well as sexist and racist language, according to...
  • Hollywood Music's Golden Years

    My grandfather Jose Ancona came to the United States in 1962 looking for work. Los Angeles was a beacon of hope. After a year-long citizenship application process, he moved his young family from Mexico City to San Pedro to chase down the American dream. He landed a career as a...

The Best of Bars & Clubs

The Best of Food & Drink

The Best of Shopping & Services

The Best of Sports & Recreation

Related Content

Now Trending

Los Angeles Concert Tickets