Best Of L.A. 2013

2013 Edition

Best Of L.A. 2013

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.

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Arts & Entertainment Awards

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Bars & Clubs Awards

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Food & Drink Awards

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Shopping & Services Awards

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Sports & Recreation Awards

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Readers' Choice Awards

For only the second year ever, we asked you to nominate your favorite places in Los Angeles -- and then vote on the finalists. Here are your picks, along with a link to the staff winner in each category. Best Adult Store The Pleasure Chest 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., W...

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