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10 Best Team Building Activities In San Diego

Looking for the perfect spot to put your team-building skills to the test? Look no further than San Diego? Why? With its world-class attractions, plethora of indoor and outdoor activities, fascinating history, and glorious culture spots, it’s a fascinating place to be! Its outdoor recreational opportunities mean that you will never get bored, and it’s a perfect spot to gather your team together to build morale, enjoy each other’s company and getting to know each other on the level that creates a team. 




1. Bond Over Local Dishes With Your Team During A Sidewalk Food Tour

People enjoying samples of food on a food tour

There is no better way to spend time with your team than glorious food. Why not immerse yourself into some of San Diego’s most famous local dishes and hop on board with Sidewalk Food Tours? Sidewalk Food Tours offers a culinary experience like no other, with a walking food tour to immerse yourself in some of San Diego’s most diverse culinary experiences from traditional cuisines of the city. Alongside this, you’ll learn about city culture whilst getting stuck into some delicious treats.




2. Chef it Up in the Kitchen at our Cooking Class

a chef preparing food at a demonstration table

For everyone from beginners to experts, there’s something tasty to learn

If you’re looking to learn something new with your team, join us for a cooking class! Our professional chefs are a blast to hang out with and they are super talented in the kitchen. They will teach you different techniques from prep to plating, ending with your delicious dish! Create something yum while spending time with your team outside of the office.

3. Learn About Military History In The USS Midway Museum

a large ship in a body of water

If you and your team are interested in military history, then pay a visit to the USS Midway Museum. This museum is one of the most popular museums worldwide to help you and your team learn about the history of the USS Midway and can explore the historic aircraft carrier. A guided tour will provide you spectacular fight deck views of U.S. navy ships, some of the longest-serving USS Navy aircraft carriers and rich with battle history. 


4. Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s Downtown and Most Colorful Neighborhood

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The Gaslamp Quarter has a historical feel to it and is the heart and soul of San Diego. You can learn about how the neighborhood installed 50 Gaslamp streetlights, what was considered the most haunted house in the quarter and take a view of historical buildings and skyscrapers. Besides being a home for activities and restaurants, there is nothing like getting together in a neighborhood and discovering its history together. After all, shared learning experiences often have more staying power in a team’s memory. 


5. Hit The Open Water With A Sailing Experience

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There’s no better view of the sunset and the open water than on a yacht. It’s time to get sailing on the pacific and purchase a private boating experience on the Pacific Ocean with Seaforth Boat Rentals. Sit back and relax or get hands on with your private crew as your team members cheers cocktails and the sun goes down over the ocean. 



6. Become A Survivor And Take On The Survivor Games 

scrabble board game with the word teamwork

Coronado beach regularly puts on Survivor Games events as a fun team-building exercise that requires you to hone your survival skills. This is experience is for the more adventurous teams out there. You and your team will need to put your mental and physical skills forward to survive! What makes it tougher is the sweltering heat, making you push to your limits. Have you got what it takes to survive? If you prefer something a little different, you can take a trip down to Hotel del Coronado to take on an Escape Room experience.



7. Improve The Camaraderie In Your Team With An Italian Touch

a person sitting at a table with a plate of food

Wanna pair incredible food with a laid back activity. Take a trip down Little Italy where you and your team can indulge in some of San Diego’s best, most trendy restaurants (many run by celebrity chefs). Some inspiration: how about an amazing race-type scavenger hunt followed up by a visit to Great Gatsby inspired rooftop at Born & Raised. Or, kick start the night with bomb seafood and oysters at Ironside before heading out for an evening of bowling and some friendly competition. 



8. The Ultimate Office Holiday Party At Gingerbread Wars

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Gingerbread Wars might sound like something reserved for your granny and niece to do on a Tuesday evening. But we assure you, this experience packs a little more spice. Gingerbread Wars is a holiday team building event that pits members against each other as they battle it out in trivia, unique games and a gingerbread house building competition. And who doesn’t like a bit of schadenfreude? It’s inevitably that a few people’s gingerbread houses will be terrible and make for great office banter. Hey, that’s just how the cookie crumbles. 


9. Take A Tour Of The City In A 16-Person Bicycle

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That’s right, Social Cycle is a 16-person bicycle that requires you and your team to cycle together down the street. The model is designed for you to go on a barhop throughout the city whilst cycling down the street together. A fun, active yet easy way to socialize while gliding through San Diego’s quaint neighborhoods, enjoying their fantastic local bars. Take a trip Downtown or North Park by pedaling together throughout the city.



10. Enjoy The Beautiful Views Whilst Eating Tacos

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Can it get any better?! Go on a sunset tour through the beautiful San Diego coastline whilst immersing yourself in some delicious tacos. Going on a Taco Tour means you and your team can enjoy some exceptional views of Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Point Loma, and more and enjoy some delicious tacos that are unique to San Diego.


Final Thoughts…

You can never take the fun out of San Diego! The fun exists in the heart of the city, and all that’s needed is to bring and your team and begin to immerse yourself in what the city has to offer. Your guaranteed to hold San Diego dearly in your heart because of how much closer you team becomes.. Along with this, you’ll immerse yourself in some amazing fun-filled activities that you and your team will be talking about for years to come.