We love Santa Monica corporate team building events because they offer the laid back California experience, without the hassles that plague the rest of Los Angeles. Santa Monica feels like a small town beach village, but it has all the luxuries of a major city. Pedestrian shopping districts, upscale resorts and event venues, and the world famous pier make Santa Monica a great spot for your next sales meeting or excursion.
Tips for Planning Team Building in Santa Monica
No Rental Car Needed
In Santa Monica, cars are truly not needed. That might sound crazy in car saturated Southern California. However, Only 8 miles from the LAX airport, most resorts offer a shuttle. You won’t have to worry about the crazy Los Angeles freeways. Once you’re in town, you’ll find Santa Monica extremely pedestrian friendly. Third Street Promenade, the popular outdoor shopping district, is a car free zone. We feel at ease hosting our team building Scavenger Hunts in Santa Monica, knowing all the attractions are easily walk-able and nobody will be dodging around traffic.
The sky’s the limit rings true for group events in Santa Monica because the town is home to the historic Barker Hangar. This 35,000 sq ft hangar has a ceiling that reaches 43 ft at the center. It houses some of the biggest, coolest events in southern California. It has been used for galas, award ceremonies, runway shows, and concerts.The resorts themselves offer great meeting spaces along with luxurious accommodations. Host a mixer at the poolside cabanas at the Viceroy to have everyone feeling like an A-List celebrity. If you’ll need tech support for a virtual conference call or important video screening, check out the Huntley. They employ an army of A/V technicians to oversee it’s fleet of smart TVs, projectors, sound systems, and poly-com conference phones. Santa Monica even has hip, convenient co working locations like Coloft that you would usually find in much larger cities.
Nobody should leave California without spending a day on the beach. Santa Monica’s beach is one of the best. The waves offer good surfing and we love running a team building Olympics on the sand. Watch the future Arnold Schwarzenegger work out on the gymnastics equipment on the original Muscle Beach. When the sun sets, the beach lights up from the iconic Ferris wheel on the pier where you’ll also find an amusement park, aquarium, and tasty restaurants.
If you want to hit the sand with your team and have some fun while visiting Santa Monica, email us