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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    Lunch Horseback Ride

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    Saddle up for a one of a kind guided tour through the rolling hills of Griffith Park. This 5,000 acre park sits in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, and contains ample trails for you to wander through. On horseback, you will cover 5 miles of trails that will give you amazing views of the famous Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and surrounding downtown Los Angeles. Midway through your ride, you will stop at Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant for a delicious lunch, sure to energize you for the rest of your ride. You'll see more of the park than you ever could on foot, get incredible looks at some of the most famous locations in LA, and, of course, spend time with a truly wonderful horse. Besides, who knows when else you'll be able to ride a horse through the city?
    Lunch Horseback Ride

    3400 N Beachwood Dr, Los Angeles

    • Experience a horseback tour through gorgeous Griffith Park
    • Uncover 5 miles of park trails, located in the heart of LA
    • Admire stunning views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant
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    Santa Monica & Venice Beach Segway Tours

    If you're looking for an exciting, unique tour of the Santa Monica and Venice beach area, this segway tour will do the trick! You'll start the day on Santa Monica Beach, and head towards Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. After snapping some pics at the solar powered Ferris Wheel you'll head to the original home of the bodybuilding craze - Muscle Beach. Watch the beautiful people as you make your way along the white sands of Venice Beach towards Venice Skate park. Once the boarders there have sufficiently blown your mind with their fantastic tricking, you'll glide by Venice Muscle Beach on your way to Venice Pier where the Governator himself once worked out. On the way back to Santa Monica you'll cruise by the gorgeous Venice Canal District -- an area listed on the national register of historic places. When you get back to Santa Monica round out your day by enjoying $3 entry to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium!
    Santa Monica & Venice Beach Segway Tours

    Santa Monica State Beach, Los Angeles

    • Enjoy a tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach from the convenience of a Segway
    • Take in the vibrancy of the Santa Monica Pier, the Original Muscle Beach, the Venice Canals and more
    • Get a discounted ticket to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
    • Discover the ins and outs of the neighborhoods most happening spots
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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 Drive, 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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    The Virus

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    What do you get when you cross the minds behind Fantastic Race, the music producer of the Smashing Pumpkins, the set builder of Criminal Minds, two of the actors in Third Watch, and a Knotts Berry Farm and Nuclear Submarine engineer? The Virus escape room! Presented by Get the F Out, The Virus is the coolest and most technologically advanced escape room in Los Angeles. A deadly virus has ravaged the planet. Join a team of top scientists and descend hundreds of feet to a military laboratory. Once there, you must discover an antidote and save the world. But be careful not to set off the computerized decontamination system or you may be smashed flat by the slowly moving laboratory walls Good luck!
    The Virus

    630 S Flower St, Burbank

    • You and your team of scientists must find an antidote for a virus that is wreaking havoc on the world before you time runs out
    • Use your keen eye and sharp wit to locate the clues and solve all the riddles
    • Watch yourself because their is a decontamination system that will flatten you like a bug if you make a mistake
    • Immerse yourself in a tactile adventure that will leave you wanting more
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    The Lair Escape Room

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    You and your top-notch FBI team have just infiltrated the lair of a ruthless drug lord -- but now you've got three problems: There's a ticking time bomb in the room with you. You have to solve riddles and puzzles to escape. Oh, and you've only got 60 minutes. You'll have to use your best cunning and smarts to solve puzzles and find clues that will help you and your team escape out before time is up. The best plan? Get a group of friends together and conquer this incredible escape game with your combined knowledge. See you on the other side!
    The Lair Escape Room

    1373 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Work with your team to escape the drug lord's lair before the bomb goes off
    • Challenge yourself by trying to solve a series of puzzles in under 60 adrenaline-pumping minutes
    • Use your wits in new ways to achieve your ultimate goal of escape
    • Escape from the stress of the everyday by immersing yourself in a whole new, exciting reality
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    3 Hour Single Kayak Rental

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    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 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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    1 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental

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    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 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 positive reviews

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