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Los Angeles

201311-hd-afc-los-angelesPhoto credit: Gavin Hellier / Alamy

THE BEST...

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People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
7 Athletic/active
7 Attractive
21 Driving ability/Good drivers
25 Easy-going
31 Friendly
30 Intelligent
30 Charming local accent
14 Offbeat
28 Proud of their city
14 Sophisicated
21 Passionate sports fan
3 Stylish
16 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
25 Cultural getaway
21 Family vacation
12 Gay-friendly
17 Girlfriend getaways
16 Pet-friendly vacation
23 Romantic escape
9 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
10 Cocktail lounges
15 Happy hour
10 Live music scene
6 Nightclubs
14 Singles scene
22 Sports bars
10 Wine bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
20 Classical music
24 Free attractions
30 Historical sites/monuments
20 Museums/galleries
7 Street performers
12 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
22 Antique stores
13 Cool souvenirs
8 Flea markets
7 Home decor and design stores
9 Independent boutiques
3 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
22 Barbecue
13 Cafes
18 Coffee
10 Ethnic food
14 Farmers' markets
13 Fine-dining restaurants
15 Hamburgers
20 Ice cream
24 Microbrew beer
18 Pizza
17 Sandwiches/delis
7 Street food/Food trucks
18 Sweets/desserts
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
30 Affordability
24 Architecture/Cool buildings
28 Cleanliness
26 Environmental friendliness
16 Range of hotel options
31 Peace and quiet
14 People-watching
16 Professional sports
26 Public parks and outdoor access
33 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
26 Safety
4 Weather
18 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
16 4th of July
26 Christmas
24 Fall
12 New Year's Eve
5 Spring Break
12 Summer
15 Valentine's Day
12 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
9 Athletic/active
4 Attractive
17 Driving ability/Good drivers
26 Easy-going
31 Friendly
30 Intelligent
27 Charming local accent
15 Offbeat
29 Proud of their city
15 Sophisicated
29 Passionate sports fan
3 Stylish
13 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
25 Cultural getaway
20 Family vacation
8 Gay-friendly
16 Girlfriend getaways
13 Pet-friendly vacation
22 Romantic escape
8 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
13 Cocktail lounges
22 Happy hour
13 Live music scene
6 Nightclubs
16 Singles scene
25 Sports bars
12 Wine bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
13 Classical music
26 Free attractions
29 Historical sites/monuments
16 Museums/galleries
7 Street performers
16 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
11 Antique stores
15 Cool souvenirs
1 Flea markets
1 Home decor and design stores
6 Independent boutiques
1 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
23 Barbecue
14 Cafes
15 Coffee
3 Ethnic food
10 Farmers' markets
11 Fine-dining restaurants
4 Hamburgers
17 Ice cream
23 Microbrew beer
25 Pizza
15 Sandwiches/delis
3 Street food/Food trucks
11 Sweets/desserts
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
29 Affordability
27 Architecture/Cool buildings
31 Cleanliness
17 Environmental friendliness
18 Range of hotel options
31 Peace and quiet
10 People-watching
20 Professional sports
27 Public parks and outdoor access
33 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
23 Safety
3 Weather
18 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
17 4th of July
26 Christmas
31 Fall
16 New Year's Eve
10 Spring Break
15 Summer
16 Valentine's Day
12 Winter
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