The Port of L.A. is doing its best to turn old industrial areas into a tourist destination. While it's still a work in progress, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles is a big step in that direction. Located in a WWII-era warehouse, the craft market (open Friday through Sunday) typically hosts about 100 vendors selling handmade clothing, jewelry, books and artwork. Customers can meet the artists in person and ask for custom orders. There's also a “Creation Station,” where kids do crafts while their parents shop. A restaurant and brewery are scheduled to open next spring in an adjacent warehouse. —Gene Maddaus

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