12 Insanely Fun Group Activities in Boston
Written By: Emily Walton
As the days cool down, Boston becomes one of the best places to explore with a group. From walking around the historic city to cozying up inside, Boston is the perfect place for your next company outing.
Using Team Building To Improve Morale
Team-building and offsite company events are great ways to build company culture. They allow your office to learn about each other in a low-stakes and fun environment.
This means they will not only work better together but are also more likely to enjoy coming in to work!
When planning your next corporate event in Boston, you have many options to choose from. We’ve simplified the process for you with our list of 12 fun group activities to try in Boston this fall.
Keep reading to find an exciting company outing idea your team will love.
# 1 Explore Boston’s Iconic Streets With A Food Tour
Try some of Boston’s best local foods while seeing the city on foot. Virgin Experiences offers a delicious walking tour through Quincy Market and the North End.
Guided by a foodie expert, your team will taste mouthwatering treats while they learn about Boston’s thriving culinary scene.
# 2 Learn To Make Dumplings With A Master Chef
Nothing hits the spot on a cold day like a warm dumpling. A comfort-food classic, almost every culture has its version of the food. Learn how to make traditional Taiwanese-American dumplings from Chef Patty Chen.
Her famous Dumpling School offers a fun and interactive way for your team to bond. They will also get the chance to learn a new skill they can try at home!
# 3 Get Creative With An Improv Class
Sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget to let our creative side show. Improv classes are a wonderful way to collaborate and communicate with your team.
IA Innovation works with your group to help them get the creative juices flowing. Your team will learn to communicate better and even have a few laughs along the way.
# 4 Build Trust While Bouldering
If your team is active or wants to try something new, check out the Boston Bouldering Project. Bouldering builds confidence and communication skills. It also challenges teams to work through different rock formations together.
This could be a one-time team-building event or your team could try meeting up regularly to fine-tune their bouldering skills!
# 5 Brew Your Own Beer at Brew Zone
Want to learn how to brew your own beer? Brew Zone walks teams through the process in a simplified, easy-to-follow format.
You can also add customized bottles to the experience. These are great to keep as momentums of all the fun your team had while brewing together.
# 6 Have A Night Out At Game On
Game On at Fenway Park is one of Boston’s best spots for live music, games, and entertainment. Pick one of their nostalgic arcade games or play a game of pool with your team.
Whatever your team decides, Game On is a great event space to host your next corporate outing.
# 7 Build Camaraderie Through Combat Archery
Combat archery uses foam-tipped arrows to play dodgeball in one fun activity. At Archery Games Boston, your group will get to form alliances, get in some exercise, and have a lot of fun!
As the temperature drops, many people stay inside. While that can be cozy, you can also miss out on so many fun, outdoor group activities.
Luckily, Boston is booming with great ways to gather outside so your team can still get together safely.
Being outside also helps improve mental health and happiness. So, make sure to pick at least one team-building idea from our list of outdoor corporate events!
# 8 Check Out A Local Sports game
Anyone who has lived in Boston long enough knows that city is all about sports. Catch the tail-end of baseball season with a Red Sox game at Fenway.
Or, if football is more your speed, have your group grab a few blankets and cozy jackets. Then, head to Gillette stadium to cheer on the Pats.
# 9 See The City From Land And River
If your team is looking for a one-of-a-kind company outing idea, Boston Duck Tours is a carefree way to spend the day. The fun begins with a tour of the city on land but the bus takes an unexpected turn right onto the Charles River!
Be sure to bundle up on board as you learn about Boston’s famous spots – both on and off the water.
# 10 Pick Apples At Shelburne Farms
With cooler weather comes changing leaves and a New England favorite – apple picking. This whimsical way to gather and connect is a great outdoor activity.
Shelburne Farms provides everything you need for your fun offsite company event.
Known for apple picking, the farm also has donuts, cider, hot mulled wine, coffee, and hay rides. Depending on your group package, there will also be other fun group activities to choose from!
# 11 Pick The Perfect Pumpkin At Boston Hill Farm
Walk through the Boston Hill Farm pumpkin patch with your colleagues. As you search for the perfect pumpkin, you’ll get the chance to chat and learn about each other.
This outdoor corporate event can even be opened up for a day of fun the whole family will enjoy.
Want to take it one step further? Try hosting a pumpkin carving contest back at the office!
# 12 Cater A Cozy Clambake Company Event
Some of the best seafood in the world is right here in Massachusetts. A great way to celebrate the culinary tradition of Boston is by hosting a clambake. You can either set the event up on your own or have Clambakes of MA cater the event for you.
Put up a few space heaters and cozy up with fresh clams, crabs, lobsters, corn, and other veggies. This type of corporate outing is sure to warm your team up with delicious food and great conversation.
Team Building In Boston
Bostonians love their city for its ever-changing weather. It brings new possibilities every time a season changes. As the leaves turn and the weather cools down, your team will want more opportunities to bond with each other outside of the office.
Show your employees how much you value their hard work by asking them which event on the list they’d most like to try. Then, grab some blankets and a few warm drinks to enjoy a relaxing day in Boston together.
Bonus Group Activity
Need something for your remote or hybrid workers? Check out Sidewalk Food Tours’ virtual team-building events!