The History of Runyon Canyon

March 8, 2016

Before it was Runyon Canyon, early English settlers dubbed it “No Man’s Canyon.” Curiously, history suggests it is just that -- When it comes to taking residence in these crags, you’re looking at the shelf-life of the daily news. 

Here are the faces of the men and women who once tried to wrangle what is now Hollywood's favorite city park.

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    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (2.5 Hr)

    Feel like you need a little more porpoise in your life? If you answered "No, I want to see whales and dolphins," then this is the sea-faring safari for you! You'll set sail on high-tech catamarans, in search of some of the year-round dolphins and whales famous for populating the waters off of Dana Point. What could you see? December through May the annual migration of Gray Whales between the waters off Alaska and the lagoons of Baja, CA takes place. In the months between May and November Blue Whales, the largest animal on earth, can be seen. And throughout the year Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, and occasionally Orcas visit. Rare whales that could be seen at any time include Bryde's Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, and False Killer Whales. And playful dolphins, some in mega-pods of up to 10,000, are seen off Dana Point all year round too! Only aboard the catamaran Manute'a can you see dolphins underwater, without getting wet, in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Capt. Dave's original catamaran DolphinSafari is so close to the water that it's like viewing dolphins and whales from a kayak. Both boats feature our Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets to give you a really up close encounter! Lily, our luxury power catamaran, features cushioned bow seating, upper deck with wind and sun protection, and a beautifully appointed interior. Mrs. Captain Dave's yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on all trips. Along the way, naturalists will treat you with insights about how these amazing creatures live and play. It's going to be a whale of a good time!
    Dolphin & Whale Signature Safari (2.5 Hr)

    24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point

    • Embark on a dolphin and whale watching adventure that gives you an up-close and personal view of the marine life
    • Observe dolphins and whales in their natural environment with vessel features specially designed by Captain Dave
    • Learn about the behaviors of these underwater creatures from professional naturalists
    • Enjoy an intimate look at a surreal underwater world aboard advanced, eco-friendly catamarans
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    Central Bank Room Escape

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    Here's the deal: you and your partner are a pair of expert thieves, known for having pulled numerous high-profile heists. Your next target? A stash of diamonds hidden in the general manager's office at Central Bank. In the dark cloak of the night, you managed to deactivate the alarm, sneak into the bank, and reach the office of the manager's assistant. The only problem is that time is of the essence! The alarm will sound off in exactly one hour. If you find the diamonds and escape in time, you'll be rich beyond your wildest dreams! If you fail, you'll end your career behind metal bars. The stakes are high -- what will you do?
    Central Bank Room Escape

    8255 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Steal a stash of diamonds from Central Bank and escape before the hour is up
    • Put your brains and wits to the test during this intense escape-the-room event
    • Work with your team to devise a foolproof plan
    • Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you and your friends work under the pressure of the clock
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    Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    You can get the full Los Angeles experience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. The open-top buses provide recorded commentary throughout the tour.

    The double-decker Red Route bus departs Grauman's Chinese Theatre every 20 to 40 minutes, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore each stop in detail. On the Red Route, you'll see top LA attractions like the Farmers Market, the Beverly Center, La Brea Tar Pits, the famous Chateau Marmont hotel and more.

    Connect to the Blue Route if you want to head north to Universal Studios Hollywood. The Purple Route will take you all around downtown Los Angeles, Olvera Street, Chinatown, the Fashion District and LA Live. The Yellow Route will take you out to Santa Monica Beach via Westwood, Brentwood and Century City. The Orange Route will take you to Fisherman's Village, Waterside and select LAX hotels.
    Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

    • Sightsee in comfort aboard a double decker bus, as you hop-on and off at the destinations you'd like to explore
    • Enjoy a full-day pass to this unique and flexible way of exploring the city
    • Choose from five different routes in total to customize your trip to include your own interests
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    Skydiving First Jump Prep Course

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    Thrill seeker? Here's an opportunity you'll really fall for! Gear up for your first solo jump with this skydiving class and then actually take the plunge! You'll get the lowdown on the high-up essentials you need to know with four to six hours of classroom training delivered by a certified instructor -- Like checking to make sure your pack actually has a parachute in it. You'll fly over scenic San Joaquin Valley, and step out into the open air from over two miles up. Reach speeds of one-hundred-and-twenty MPH as you plummet to the ground. Yank your chute for an easy descent and on-target landing. This experience should leave you feeling high on life!
    Skydiving First Jump Prep Course

    500 Airport Rd, Taft

    • Pick up the basics of skydiving during several hours of classroom instruction
    • Gain the knowledge and experience you need to manage a solo skydive jump
    • Make a solo jump from over two miles up in the sky and reach speeds of 120 miles/hour
    • Feel the rush of stepping out of a plane from several thousand feet in the air by yourself
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    Movie Star Homes Electric Bike Tour

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    Ryan Gosling seems like he'd be pretty fast. But is he faster than a high-end hybrid bike? We think not. Prowl the posh streets of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air in search of timely photo ops during this self-guided experience. Use an included map to hone in on the stores and hangouts frequented by Hollywood's elite ... Or, visit them at their homes. Over thirty opulent dwellings await along your route, and with no pesky live guide to hold you back, who's to say you can't take a peek inside a window or two? With a trusty ride included, you'll even get a great workout fleeing from the cops. Highlights include a walking tour of Beverly Hills Estate Garden & Grounds and time to hit the boutiques along Rodeo Drive. Plus: Villa Blanca Restaurant, Marilyn Monroe's apartment, Michael Jackson's last house, Greystone Mansion, the Witch's House, Beverly Hills Hotel, Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, Good Shepherd Church, and the Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center. And the Hollywood Sign, of course. All told, expect about 10 miles over the course of 3 glorious hours. Bring your camera. You never know who you might catch smooching in public.
    Movie Star Homes Electric Bike Tour

    8250 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

    • Explore trendy West Hollywood and Beverly Hills during a self-guided bike tour
    • Check out celebrity hangouts and famous celebrity homes
    • Stop to tour various locations on foot and spend some time shopping
    • Cover several miles of mild riding aboard a high-end hybrid bike
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    20 positive reviews
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    Hollywood Tour

    Got stars in your eyes? Pay tribute to the silver screen during this inclusive Tinseltown tour! Visit some of the most iconic destinations in the Hollywood area with a knowledgeable guide. Your trip will including sprawling celebrity homes, designer stores, 5-star restaurants, and popular hangouts. Check out, Beverly hills, Holmby Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, and the Hollywood Hills. You'll also stop by the Hollywood Sign for a quick photo session. You'll be riding in a comfy mini-bus with open viewing so you can take it all in and capture some memorable photographs. This tour is so epic, they ought to write a movie about it.
    Hollywood Tour

    1710 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles

    • Treat yourself to a tour of the Hollywood area on a comfy minibus
    • Visit Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, and The Hollywood Hills
    • Stop by the Chinese Theater, Hollywood Sign, and ride past celebrity homes and hangouts
    • Learn about this city's history from a knowledgeable tour guide
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    Group Surf Lesson (Women)

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    Are you a lady looking for a little more balance in your life? Learn to ride the waves with iSurf, and that's exactly what you'll get! Surfing is widely regarded as a transformative pursuit, with a Zen-like, meditative quality arising from the intense concentration required to catch waves and stay atop them once you do. During this semi-private lesson for 2, you'll start to see that for yourself as you hit the water with an experienced instructor. Whether you're a first-time surfer or have a little experience already, you'll find an experience tailored to your skill level and learning curve. Start off with land-based drills to learn the art of "popping up" and basic footwork, and then paddle out to put those skills into practice! Santa Barbara is a great place to learn, with beautiful beaches and great waves that make it a top destination for surfers from around the world. So ... are you aboard?
    Group Surf Lesson (Women)

    435 E Valerio St, Santa Barbara

    • Master the basics of surfing during a semi-private lesson in beautiful Santa Barbara
    • Grasp the fundamentals on land and then hit the water to put them into practice
    • Get personalized instruction delivered by an energetic and supportive instructor
    • Alter your life by embracing one of the most popular and meditative sports in the world
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    Group Surf Lesson (Men)

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    Are you a guy looking for a little more balance in your life? Learn to ride the waves with iSurf, and that's exactly what you'll get! Surfing is widely regarded as a transformative pursuit, with a Zen-like, meditative quality arising from the intense concentration required to catch waves and stay atop them once you do. During this semi-private lesson for two, you'll see that for yourself as you hit the water with an experienced instructor. Whether you're a first-time surfer or have a little experience already, you'll receive a lesson tailored to your skill level and learning curve. Start off with land-based drills to learn "popping up" and basic footwork, and then paddle out to put those skills into practice! Santa Barbara is a great place to learn, with beautiful beaches and great waves that make it a top destination for surfers from around the world. So ... you aboard?
    Group Surf Lesson (Men)

    435 E Valerio St, Santa Barbara

    • Master the basics of surfing during a semi-private lesson in beautiful Santa Barbara
    • Grasp the fundamentals on land and then hit the water to put them into practice
    • Get personalized instruction delivered by an energetic and supportive instructor
    • Alter your life by embracing one of the most popular and meditative sports in the world
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    15 positive reviews
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    3 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental

    The calm flat water of Mother's Beach, Marina Del Rey is the best place in the Los Angeles area to learn the sport of kayaking. Certified Instructors will help guide you into the fastest growing water sport in the world! Everyone receives a lesson of instruction and safety procedures. The shop is located in the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot right on the enclosed waveless beach for hassle-free kayak rentals.
    3 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental

    4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey

    • Experience the thrill of gliding through the water on a kayak
    • Learn techniques that will engage your core muscles and keep you balanced and upright
    • Master skills that will let you kayak through waves on the bay or ocean
    • No experience necessary
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    1 Hour Single Kayak Rental

    The calm flat water of Mother's Beach, Marina Del Rey is the best place in the Los Angeles area to learn the sport of kayaking. Certified Instructors will help guide you into the fastest growing water sport in the world! Everyone receives a lesson of instruction and safety procedures. The shop is located in the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot right on the enclosed waveless beach for hassle-free kayak rentals.
    1 Hour Single Kayak Rental

    4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey

    • Experience the thrill of gliding through the water on a kayak
    • Learn techniques that will engage your core muscles and keep you balanced and upright
    • Master skills that will let you kayak through waves on the bay or ocean
    • No experience necessary
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