As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013′s high points in Los Angeles. This year, Best Of has continued to show you Los Angeles’ best local places to see and things to do. Some of our most successful content revolved around Food & Drink, or anything holiday related. Join us in celebrating 2013′s successes by checking out our top five posts in Los Angeles below.
Dressing in the latest fashion trends and still being able to afford necessities can sometimes be tricky for those of us who want to take advantage of the latest fads. Luckily, Los Angeles, a notorious hub for setting trends, has some of the best outlet shopping in the state. Read here our 2013 guide to the best outlet malls around LA.
Garage sales around Los Angeles are great places to find treasures, but flea markets are even more fruitful when it comes to unearthing any number of gems in the form of home decor, antiques, collectibles, architectural elements, decadent jewels and more. That said, the City of Angels offers more than its fair share of these vendor-driven gatherings than possibly any other urban outpost on earth. Read here for the five best.
Los Angeles is famous for its party scene, and its celebrities shine the spotlight on this fact. While the under 21 crowd comprises much of the city’s famed nightlife, their access is somewhat limited since the majority of LA’s night clubs are for those 21 and over. However, this far from precludes underage revelers from living it up in the city that is distinctly synonymous with the Hollywood lifestyle. Read here for the five best nightlife spots in LA for those under 21.
For those who like cooking, few things in life are as rewarding as preparing your own meal. Whether you’re an experienced cook, a novice or anywhere in between, cooking classes are a great way to learn to cook, improve your culinary skills, meet like-minded foodies and have a lot of fun. We sampled some of the best cooking classes around town in 2013 to get a feel for the “vibe.” Read here for our favorites.
Southern California is known for its verdant growing conditions, making for a variety of succulent products. Ripened apples pack a punch while serving as a healthy treat, and were everywhere this past fall. Within under a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles in both Oak Glen and Yucaipa, visitors from the big city can find their way into the countryside and the chance to enjoy foraging for the best of the bunch to take home. That said, read here for five of the best farms from which to select the apples of your own eye.
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