12 Insanely Fun Group Activities in Washington DC
Written By: Emily Walton
Washington DC is a bustling city that always has something fun going on. While it is known for being the hub of American politics, there is much more to explore than just the White House. With new businesses popping up in the city, you don’t have to look far to find the perfect place for your next group outing in DC.
The Importance of Team Building
Having a strong team helps your company’s productivity. When your group knows how to work together and collaborate, they can easily solve complex tasks. Company culture can be improved by using offsite team-building.
Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you. Keep reading for our list of the 12 best group activities that your team will actually like.
#1 Immerse Yourself In DC Culture With A Walking Food Tour
Embrace DC’s bustling art and food scenes while you enjoy a walking tour of U Street with your team. Locally-owned Blue Fern Travel will take you into the heart of DC’s jazz culture for a fun foodie experience. They even provide custom photos along the way!
#2 Create Tasty Cuisine With A Corporate Cooking Class
Looking for a hands-on way to learn about food and culture in DC? Have your team take a fun group cooking class! Join Chef Jenna as she walks your team through the process of making the perfect pizza or a delicious Korean dish.
#3 Develop Teamwork With Indoor Rock Climbing
Nothing builds trust more than having a teammate belay you down a wall. Your employees will have fun working together to climb one of the many walls at Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness. An added bonus is that rock climbing helps build your employee’s confidence and self-esteem!
#4 Test Your Team’s Knowledge At Trivia night
A fun way for your team to work together and get competitive is a local trivia night. Wonderland Ballroom hosts a Monday night trivia where you can play in teams of 5 to win. If you have a large group, you can play with as many players as you’d like – just for fun!
#5 Have A Historical Evening On A Tall Ship
Want to book a unique private event space that celebrates the history of the American spirit? Check out Tall Ship Providence’s event rentals. Your team will enjoy relaxing on the deck and can even check out the captains’ quarters!
#6 Host A Private Ping Pong Tournament
Ping Pong is a fun group activity that is social by nature. It is a great way for your colleagues and employees to break the ice in a low-stakes environment. SPIN DC offers a world-class food menu and private booking. That way, your team can enjoy a few laughs and a delicious meal during your next corporate team-building event.
When covid happened, we learned that getting outdoors can be a safe way to gather. With outdoor team-building, the added space means you can also invite the whole office! Keep reading for our fun activities for adults that are all outside.
#7 Cruise Through The Georgetown Canal
Georgetown Heritage Canal Tours are a great way to see the city from a different perspective. Gift your team this wonderful experience and watch as they take in the sites while enjoying the company of their colleagues.
#8 View The Monuments Without The Crowds
On cooler evenings, a bike tour is one of the best ways to see the monuments. Unlimited Biking Tours provides everything your team needs to safely explore the city at night. You’ll ride around the National Mall and view famous monuments. You’ll even see some of the newer installments honoring Martin Luther King Jr and FDR.
#9 Challenge Your Team With An Aerial Obstacle Course
An obstacle course is an exciting team bonding experience that is sure to get your heart pumping. Go Ape VA offers customized packages that can include an obstacle course, zip-lining, and even on-ground axe throwing!
#10 Take A Scandalously Scary Ghost Tour
Everyone loves a good scandal. Take a tour through American history with DC Insider’s Ghosts, Scandals, and Murder tour. As your team follows a guide around the city, they will learn about the different secrets each spot holds.
#11 Enjoy An Movie Under The Stars
Treat your employees to a cozy movie night in an outdoor space. Up until the winter, the Lincoln Cottage hosts an outdoor movie event with different movies offered based on the month. Grab a few chairs and have them invite their families for a fun evening with friends.
#12 Thank Your Team With A Rooftop Party
Host your next corporate event at a place with a view. Peerspace lets you search for rooftop venue rentals in DC that are sure to impress your team. Some spots have fireplaces, bars, and even grills for a barbecue. Find the place that fits your needs and create an evening your office will never forget.
Is bad weather keeping your team home? Have a group of remote workers who can’t come into the office?
You can still host a meaningful team-building event. Check out our virtual corporate team building cooking and mixology classes.
Team Building In Washington DC
We are so happy your group has decided to work on team-building this year. We know it will help your staff feel valued and connected. A great way to know what they’d be interested in is to send out this post with a quick survey to see what they want to try.
Whatever you decide, DC is a great city to explore with a group. We know your team will enjoy getting to know each other with any one of these fun offsite team-building events!