If you’re in San Francisco with your team for a retreat, there’s a range of great activities you can take part in. Depending on whether you prefer a more active or laid-back type of vacation, here are a few things that you and your team will love in this gorgeous city.
1. Team building games
For active and outdoorsy teams, the logical choice is The Go Game, with a range of super fun activities to choose from. For example, they describe their Classic game as a mix of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Cranium, led by an expert game producer.
Start an exciting game of treasure hunting, following clues, tackling challenges and above all, having a great time with your team.
2. Food tours
If your team is comprised of foodies who prefer having a great meal than walking the city, no worries. You should definitely check out Avital Food Tours, a unique dining experience in San Francisco.
On these tours, participants go through 4 different courses, starting from appetizers, all the way to desserts – and each of the courses is served in a different restaurant. If you want to get some great food and have a unique San Francisco experience, take your team on a journey of great taste.
3. Cooking classes
On the other hand, if you’re more of a hands-on type of team, you’ll probably enjoy some of Cozymeal’s cooking classes. Here’s the deal: you can pick your meal (any cuisine you want), pick a location and have an expert chef come and teach your team how to cook.
There are very few team-building exercises that allow this kind of bonding, and you should definitely treat yourself to an experience like this – even if it ends in a poorly made filet mignon.
4. Nerd Improv
If you run a remote team, you probably know all the difficulties of remote communication. In this case, you probably want to try out Nerd Improv – where you can organize team building activities such as collaborative storytelling, active listening, top of mind thinking and many others.
Some other companies who used Nerd Improv include Twitter, Lyft, Salesforce, Twilio and many others, so you know you’re in good hands.
5. Academy of Sciences – Behind the scenes
For those who want to see something extraordinary, they can book a visit to the California Academy of Sciences. But here’s the twist – instead of going through the regular display, you get to go behind the scenes on a guided tour through some of the areas that regular visitors don’t get to see.
6. Coastline cruise
The land is not the only way to get intimate with San Francisco – you can try water as well. With Hornblower cruises, you can experience the magnificent Frisco coastline as your team sits down for an amazing meal.
Want to get your hands dirty? San Francisco has something in store for you as well. At The Crucible, a non-profit arts school in Oakland (half an hour away by car), you and your team can take part in a variety of workshops. Some of these include woodworking, leathercraft, blacksmithing, putting together glass mosaic tiles and much more.
8. Beach meeting with Surf Office
Finally, if you’re up for just relaxation on the beach and arranging your own time, make sure to check out the Surf Office off-site at Santa Cruz. Just 90 minutes away from the city of San Francisco, you and your team can stay in a villa or a hotel and set up your own schedule.