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Best of 2013: Best places to go and things to do in Los Angeles

Your essential guide to LA is here: Time Out’s best of 2013 picks include LA’s best music venues, shops, museums and more.

Photographs: Jakob N. Layman
See the best of 2013—your guide to the must-see places and things to do in LA.

Wait, what? 2013 is almost over? The end of the year always sneaks up on us. Just before we start looking ahead to 2014, we at Time Out Los Angeles get a little nostalgic for the best of 2013: the local LA bands that made it big, hazy but awesome memories of Coachella and other LA festivals, the dishes we ate and drinks we sipped at Los Angeles restaurants that just blew our minds (we counted 100 of them for you, #foodporn photos included!), spending hot summer days at best beaches in LA, former Disney child stars twerking... Wait, actually, scratch that last one. We'd like to forget that ASAP. Reminisce about the rest with us, and here's to an equally-or-more-awesome 2014.

Best Los Angeles events in photos: 2013

Coachella 2013
Music

Coachella 2013

Check out our complete festival coverage from artist profiles to live reports.

Exxopolis
Things to do

Exxopolis

The colorful, inflatable domes of Exxopolis take over LA's Grand Park.

Best Halloween 2013 costumes we saw
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Best Halloween 2013 costumes we saw

Whether it's sexy, authentic or just plain creative, we've seem some amazing costumes

See more slide shows of 2013 LA events
Things to do

See more slide shows of 2013 LA events

Mega concerts, neighborhood festivals, massive celebrations—we saw it all this year and picked out the best photos of 2013's many worthwhile events.

Best restaurants and bars in Los Angeles: 2013

Bestia
Restaurants

Bestia

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
PettyCash Taquería
Restaurants Book online

PettyCash Taquería

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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No Vacancy
Bars

No Vacancy

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Valerie Confections
Shopping

Valerie Confections

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars

Best LA bands and live music events of 2013

Local Natives
Music

Local Natives

The band with humble beginnings in Silver Lake headline their first show at the Greek Theatre.

The Flaming Lips at WBR Summer Sessions
Music

The Flaming Lips at WBR Summer Sessions

The Flaming Lips fans lined up around the block last Friday for what turned out to be Warner Brothers Records' most successful Summer Session this season.

Deltron 3030 Live at The Fonda
Music

Deltron 3030 Live at The Fonda

Deltron 3030 visits Earth after 13 years of silence and we got to go behind the scenes.

Local bands that hit it big in 2013
Music

Local bands that hit it big in 2013

These LA-based performers made this year their bitch—and if you don't know, now you know the best of 2013.

Best new LA stores: 2013

Acne Studios
Shopping

Acne Studios

Aesthetes have gone gaga this year waiting for Acne’s much-ballyhooed debut of its largest studio (ever)—a whopping 5,000 square feet of the Swedish designer’s denim, knitwear, leather goods and accessories. The just-opened retail spot in the lobby of the turquoise Eastern Columbia Building anchors the emerging shopping district of 9th and Broadway (where the Ace Hotel will be opening in early 2014, Aussie skincare importer Aesop launched earlier this year, and Urban Outfitters will soon reveal a megastore in the converted Rialto Theater just up the street). The in-store café—a first for the brand—is a welcome respite for the shopping weary, while the VIP room is reserved for those wanting a little more privacy when picking out the perfect pair of signature Skin 5 pants ($230-$280) or a printed tee ($85-$115).

MUJI
Shopping

MUJI

The just-opened MUJI store in Hollywood is an exciting edition to the shopping pantheon of the city as this US flagship offers a number of firsts, including Found MUJI, items sourced globally and updated by the beloved Japanese brand; MUJI Labo, a new line of clothing inspired by the practicality of MUJI’s stationery; and also, this is the first outpost to sell food (white chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone?). Expect the usual staples MUJI is known for—like double-sided pens ($1.50), shrink-wrapped scarves ($9.95) and tees ($12.95) as well as extensive kitchenware offerings and a number of other minimalist goods. The first LA store, located in the heart of tourist-packed Hollywood, is a perfect place to pick up a gift and actually useful souvenirs.

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Elisabeth Weinstock
Shopping

Elisabeth Weinstock

It’s hard to get more opulent than Elisabeth Weinstock’s snake- and exotic skin-covered accessories. Try a painted anaconda flask ($225), a beautiful card case available in a range of shades and skins ($130-$170) or a stealthy looking condom box ($912) on your nightstand (she even sells the nightstand ($5,000-$10,000)). Although these accessories aren’t for everyone, celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Shakira and even Jennifer Lopez have picked up pieces for themselves—there’s no shame in window-shopping.

Mohawk Man
Shopping

Mohawk Man

Now the male-focused other half of Silver Lake’s to-go boutique Mohawk General Store is elevating the Eastside dude’s shopping experience one Dries van Noten sweater at a time. Just two doors down from the original, the men’s-only Mohawk Man stocks Engineered Garments (chambray shirts for $215), Our Legacy, Arpenteur and nonnative (pants for $310) along with accessories like sunglasses and wallets as well as artwork by the likes of Nicholas Cope. It’s a one-stop shop for the fashion-forward male.

Best spas in LA: 2013

Top 10 spas in LA
Things to do

Top 10 spas in LA

Check out the best spas in LA for ultimate relaxation, rejuvenation and well-deserved pampering from head to toe.

Best massages for every budget
Things to do

Best massages for every budget

Rest your head and unwind at the best spas in LA for cheap, mid-range and splurge-worthy rubdowns.

Best Korean spas
Health and beauty

Best Korean spas

Ready, set, sweat. Check out the top Korean spas that Koreatown has to offer.

Best facialists in LA and skin-care tips
Things to do

Best facialists in LA and skin-care tips

We visited the best spas in LA to bring you a list of the best facialists and their top skin-care tips for healthy, beautiful skin.

Readers' Choice winners 2013
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Readers' Choice winners 2013

Time Out Los Angeles readers told us which restaurants, bars, museums, shops and more are at the top of their lists.

Time Out Los Angeles 2013 Critics' Picks
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Time Out Los Angeles 2013 Critics' Picks

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