The Best Team Building in San Diego

Taylor’s Top 37 Favorite Team Building Activities in San Diego, CA

smiling woman named taylorI can’t possibly have 37 badass favorites for  San Diego team building activities right? Well San Diego is one of those bucket list cities that’s frigging perfect for a team building or offsite meeting. Between the crazy beautiful beaches, theme parks, and the culture half the time I’m paralyzed with awesome activity options to choose from. If you didn’t know, I’m Taylor and I LOVE picking out the best of the best when it comes to team building in cities around the US and taking the guesswork away from you.

Did you know there are over 150 breweries in San Diego County?  We have people that know ever single one and can take your team there. I am definitely biased though because I’m always going to tell you that we’re the bestest most kick aswesome option for team building. But I won’t stop there because San Diego is filled with other cool ideas. I realize that end to end planning and worry free booking aren’t for everyone (did I get you?). So I’ll always build out my lists with tasty local team building activity options that you should consider. But seriously, Firefly Team Events is the GOAT.

That brings us back to San Diego which you can’t consider without realizing how many rad areas its’ made of like Ocean Beach, Mission Bay, Torrey Pines and more. It makes it easy to host meetings and retreats and even easier to find fun team activities to host for your group. I love getting beers and Pizza at Pizza Port in Solana Beach or San Diego’s BEST burger at Rocky’s in PB.

Amazon learned how to create graffiti art as a team with our talented graffiti artists on the shores of La Jolla. Eroad Technology spent their time with us exploring and competing in a team scavenger hunt around little Italy.  Why not spend the day at The San Diego Zoo and then put together plushy animals for kids in need? There are a ton of fun and unique group event ideas that pair nicely with a visit to San Diego. I never claimed to be impartial.

All of the San Diego based activities on my list can be classified as team building exercises, fun team activities, or team bonding. The uniting factor is your group will be together and enjoying themselves as a team. This list of the best team building in San Diego and the surrounding areas like Mission Bay, La Jolla, Carlsbad and more contains both indoor team building activities and outdoor team building ideas. Remember, that no matter the team activity you choose the true value is spending time together. Connection in the current landscape of remote work and hybrid workplaces is more important than ever.

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1. Mural Madness – Learn How To Create Graffiti For Your Team Building Activity

Take advantage of the beautiful weather in Southern California, on my personal favorite San Diego team building activity, and host a graffiti event for your team members.  Learn from professional graffiti artists and collaborate on a “masterpiece” as it’s known in the graffiti world. Teams love to take home their completed art and put it on display in the office.  The art piece can be an original concept, targeted message, or a letter in a larger message that is combined for a larger piece.  Your teams will LOVE this unique and educational experience.
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Any
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/team-building-graffiti/

2. Guac Rock – Group Guacamole Challenge

A list of San Diego team building activities would be incomplete without something celebrating Mexican culture and food! Well this culinary team building event doesn’t require a master chef. If you can mash an avocado we KNOW you can be a contender. When possible we’ll bring in the executive chef help choose the winner. Guac Rock is the perfect addition to your next offsite or retreat if you are looking for a fun cooking challenge. Please try to leave me some guac and chips it’s rude to eat them all.
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Any
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/guacamole-making-team-contest/

Crazy Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt

3. Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt Team Building Adventure

If you’re like me you’ll theme out this epic scavenger hunt with something fun like the 90’s and make your teams dress up. Regardless of how you roll, an activity like the Techno Rally focused o

n exploring San Diego with photos and fun team challenges is hard to beat. My team freaking loves getting the photos back from our hunts because we know they will be full of hilarity. Seriously, we’re talking weird escalator poses, burying team members in the sand, arm wrestling old people, and that is just 3 challenges. Wait until you see the entire list of photo, trivia, and video challenges. Scavenger hunts do not disappoint especially our Techno Rally. Don’t settle for just any hunt….
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Any
Website: Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt

4. Horseback Riding Team Building at Surfside Ranch  In San Diego

Escape the chaos of daily life and embark on a team building adventure like no other at Surfside Ranch! This horseback riding excursion provides a refreshing break in the stunning State Border Park in San Diego, CA. Your team can bond over the peaceful trails and breathtaking scenery while expert guides lead you through the natural wonders. Explore the park in a fun and unique way with the gentle horses. Surfside Ranch’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that your ride is safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable, regardless of your level of experience. Gather your team and set out on an adventure that will leave you feeling refreshed and connected. Find the perfect team building activity at Surfside Ranch! Part of why I love this for your team is that it leaves plenty of space for conversations and making genuine memories.
Pricing: $80-$260
Group Size: 1-50
Address: 2225 Hollister St, San Diego, CA
Website: https://www.sdsurfsideranch.com/

5. Team Building Brewery Tours With Brew Hop 

Ride and Arrive in style for your San Diego brewery tour at your next team building outing. Brew Hop is one of the first and definitely my favorite brew tour operator in San Diego. Ask for Summer and get ready to soak up the brews and the behind the scenes knowledge you won’t find anywhere else. Want to go to crowd favorites like Stone or prefer micro or nano sized breweries? Brewhop’s expertise on the craft scene in San Diego will ensure your team building activity gets VIP treatment.

Pricing: Starting at $75 per person
Group Size: 4 and up
Website: https://brewhop.com/

6. Ride into Adventure: Team Building with Ray’s Rentals Bike Tours

Experience the beauty of San Diego’s stunning coastline with a fun and active team building outing with Ray’s Rentals! Renting a bike is a great way to bond with your team while enjoying the scenic views of the beach and bay. With a wide selection of bikes to choose from, including cruisers, tandems, and electric bikes, everyone can find a bike that suits their style and ability. Their knowledgeable staff can also provide maps and recommendations for the best routes to explore, ensuring that your team has an enjoyable and stress-free ride. So come and experience the joy of riding with Ray’s Rentals, and create unforgettable memories with your team.
Pricing: $10-50
Group Size: 1-50
Address: 3221 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://rays-rentals.com/mission-beach/

7. Beachfront Bonfire Experience with Bayside Bonfires

Experience the ultimate team-building activity in San Diego with a beachfront bonfire adventure! Combine the best of local tradition and laid-back coastal living for an unforgettable night. Bayside Bonfires has you covered, finding the perfect spot, building and tending to the fire, and cleaning up afterward. Enjoy the evening while bonding with your team over delicious s’mores and create unforgettable memories by the beach. Don’t miss this chance to relax and connect with your team
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 14
Address: 98 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://baysidebonfires.com/

8. Artistic Fun and Team Building Collide at The Hot Spot

Get ready to unleash your inner Picasso and have a blast with your team at The Hot Spot! This lively and dynamic environment is the perfect place to get creative and bond with your colleagues, friends, or family. With a variety of options available, including painting your own pottery or making candles, you’ll find an activity that’s perfect for your team’s unique interests.

As you work on your masterpieces, you’ll have a blast listening to great tunes and letting your imagination run wild. And, of course, you can bring along your favorite snacks and drinks to fuel your creativity. Not only is The Hot Spot a fun way to spend time with your team, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to strengthen your teamwork skills and get creative.
Pricing: 32
Group Size: 1-25
Address: 2770 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 14, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Liberty Station
Website: http://www.thehotspotstudio.com/parties/

9. Unleash Your Inner Warrior at Axe Thro Co in San Diego!

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled team-building adventure at Axe Thro Co in San Diego! This dynamic venue offers a unique and unforgettable experience for your team, where you can bond over the rush of throwing axes at targets.

With expert instructors to guide you every step of the way, you’ll feel empowered to hit your targets with precision and confidence. Choose from a range of team-building packages, including thrilling tournaments, head-to-head competitions, and customized events tailored to your group’s needs. Beyond the rush of adrenaline, axe throwing is an excellent opportunity to build critical skills such as communication, trust, and collaboration.Why settle for a mundane team-building activity when you can experience the thrill of axe throwing at Axe Thro Co in San Diego? Book your team-building event today and get ready to unleash your inner warrior!
Pricing: $30-$40
Group Size: 1-90
Address: 4428 Convoy St Suite 310, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Kearny Mesa
Website: https://axethroco.com/

10. Punch Up Your Team-Building Events at Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Looking for a unique and exciting team-building experience that will get your team energized and engaged? Look no further than Punch Bowl Social San Diego! This dynamic venue offers a wide range of games and team activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and friendly competition.

At Punch Bowl Social San Diego, you’ll enjoy excellent food, craft cocktails, and a lively atmosphere as you participate in games such as bowling, shuffleboard, karaoke, and bocce ball. With something for everyone, your team is sure to have a great time while building important skills and connections. So why not gather your team and head over to Punch Bowl Social San Diego for a memorable and exciting team-building event?

Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-100
Address: 1485 E St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: East Village
Website: https://punchbowlsocial.com/

11. Discover San Diego’s Cultural Wonderland at Balboa Park

Experience a perfect destination for a company outing in San Diego at Balboa Park! This cultural oasis features 17 museums, gorgeous gardens, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, providing a wide range of possible team building activities to suit everyone’s interests. Spanning 1,200 acres of urban park, Balboa Park is a top destination to immerse yourself in cultural experiences. Your team members, whether nature enthusiasts, history buffs, or art lovers, will surely find something that resonates with them at Balboa Park. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to plan an unforgettable company outing at Balboa Park!
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 1549 El Prado. San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Balboa Park
Website: https://balboapark.org/plan-your-visit/

12. Get Your Team’s Adrenaline Pumping with Mesa Rim Climbing Center

Mesa Rim Climbing Center is an exciting and unique venue that offers an excellent opportunity for employee team-building activities. Located in San Diego, Mesa Rim Climbing Center is a premier indoor rock climbing facility that features over 55,000 square feet of climbing terrain suitable for all skill levels. Firefly Team Events can work with you to blend climbing and team building if you’d like a custom event.

Whether your team members are experienced climbers or have never climbed before, Mesa Rim Climbing Center has something for everyone. Professional instructors are available to guide and support your team as they climb, building trust, communication, and collaboration skills in a fun and engaging way.Mesa Rim Climbing Center is an excellent option for a team-building event to get your team energized, active, and out of the office.
Pricing: 29
Group Size: 44946
Address: 10110 Mesa Rim Rd, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Sorrento Valley
Website: https://mesarim.com/miramesa/

 

13. Sustainably Sourced Fun Idea: A Team-Building Adventure at Carlsbad Aqua Farm

When it comes to one-of-a-kind San Diego team building activities consider an excursion to Carlsbad’s local oyster and mussel farm! Delve into the sustainable shellfish farming practices that are used to preserve the lagoon’s ecosystem, and learn about the tools and techniques utilized to cultivate and harvest these mouth-watering mollusks. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience with live shellfish, including the opportunity to hold juvenile and adult oysters and mussels from our touch tanks. Their experienced tour guides will showcase an oyster shucking demonstration that is sure to impress. Finally, shuck your own fresh-from-the-farm oysters while taking in the breathtaking views of the lagoon and watching our dedicated farm crew at work.
Pricing: 40
Group Size: 1-50
Address: 4600 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Neighborhood: Carlsbad
Website: https://carlsbadaquafarm.com/

14. Explore the Outdoors of La Jolla with Bike and Kayak Tours

Choose La Jolla Kayak Tours for an exceptional outdoor team building activity led by certified guides who specialize in creating educational and memorable adventures for school field trips and corporate groups. The team prioritizes team building and guarantees that every activity is expertly led. Each tour is customized to meet the unique needs of the group, ensuring a personalized experience. Kayaking on the open water of Coronado Bay in San Diego promises an exciting and unforgettable time. Safety is paramount, and all necessary equipment, including life vests and paddles, are provided. Guides offer a complete paddle and safety instruction before every activity, ensuring that everyone is confident and ready for their adventure. Don’t miss the chance to get your team outside and soak up the sun with La Jolla Kayak Tours.
Pricing: 40
Group Size: 1-60
Address: 2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA
Neighborhood: La Jolla
Website: https://bikeandkayaktours.com/kayak-tours/

15. Take Your Team to New Heights with The UCSD Challenge Course

Looking for the perfect option for your next team outing near San Diego, CA? The UCSD Challenge Course is the answer! This exciting course specializes in customized adventure-based team building programs that emphasize group dynamics and leadership development. Located in the breathtaking UCSD campus eucalyptus forest, the course offers a range of ground-based and high course challenges, making it the ideal setting for building teamwork and developing essential skills. Campus, community, and professional groups alike can support each other and overcome obstacles as a team, from heights of up to 45 feet above ground. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience, join the fun at the UCSD Challenge Course today!
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-45
Address: 10199 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA
Neighborhood: UCSD
Website: https://recreation.ucsd.edu/

16. Sup California Paddle Board Tours

Embark on an adventure-packed morning and foster team building with an invigorating 90-minute stand up paddle boarding lesson on the picturesque Mission Bay. Witness the breathtaking sunrise and immerse yourself in nature within a stress-free and energetic environment. Learn the fundamental techniques of stand up paddle boarding, including proper stance and paddle technique, and effortlessly glide across the tranquil morning waters while reveling in the stunning views of the bay. Once you build confidence, engage in some mindful breathing exercises to start your day feeling refreshed and energized. This lesson is ideal for individuals of all experience levels and an excellent way to enhance your balance, agility, and strength while appreciating the bay’s wildlife. Get set to start your day on a positive note and create memorable experiences with your team!
Pricing: $45-$59
Group Size: 1-50
Address: 4090 Dawes St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://supcaliforniasd.com/

17. Elevate Your Team Building with iFLY Indoor Skydiving

iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility located in San Diego that offers a unique experience for teams. Participants get to experience the sensation of skydiving without the need for an airplane or parachute. Instead, they enter a vertical wind tunnel that generates a smooth, column of air that simulates the feeling of free-falling. iFLY offers various packages that are suitable for team building activities, including custom group packages that can be tailored to meet specific needs and goals. These packages include training and coaching from experienced instructors, equipment rental, and digital video footage of the flight experience that can be shared with team members. This unique activity provides a refreshing and engaging break from the monotonous corporate routine, leaving participants feeling re-energized and motivated.
Pricing: $74.99 – $499.99
Group Size: 25
Address: 2385 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Valley
Website: https://www.iflyworld.com/san-diego

18. Kickstart Your Team Building Activities with FootGolf

Get ready to kick off some fun with FootGolf – an exciting and accessible sport that doubles as a fantastic team building activity! This game is perfect for colleagues looking for a fun and social way to bond, as it caters to a wide range of skill levels. The best part? Unlike traditional golf, the game is easy to learn and play, so everyone can join in on the action. Whether you’re a seasoned soccer player or a novice, FootGolf provides an equal playing field for all. With its focus on fun and socialization, FootGolf is an excellent way to create memorable team building experiences that teams will cherish.
Pricing: $12-$15
Group Size: 1-35
Address: Multiple locations
Neighborhood: Multiple Locations
Website: https://gofootgolf.com/san-diego-footgolf/

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19. Beach Volleyball at South Mission Beach!

Why not include sports in your list of San Diego team building ideas? Discover a fun and active team building activity that teams can enjoy at South Mission Beach, where beach volleyball is the name of the game! This beach boasts an inviting atmosphere and gorgeous scenery, providing the perfect spot to play a few rounds of volleyball with your colleagues. The well-maintained courts are open daily for pickup games, allowing you to gather your team together and enjoy some friendly competition. Beach volleyball is an excellent way to build communication and teamwork skills while having a blast in the sun. Make your next team building event one to remember by heading to South Mission Beach for a day of fun, friendship, and fierce volleyball action!
Pricing: Free
Group Size: 1-100
Address: 2597 N Jetty Road San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://www.sportrx.com/blog/best-beach-volleyball-courts-in-san-diego/

20. Learn to Surf at Surf Diva Surf School

Ready to get out on the water? Look no further than Surf Diva Surf School! Their team of experienced lifeguard certified surf instructors offer a range of surf lessons suitable for all levels, from beginner to intermediate/advanced surfers. At Surf Diva, you’ll gain the tools to confidently ride the waves. Located at La Jolla Shores, Surf Diva is the ultimate surf destination with consistent waves and calm waters, perfect for having fun and improving your skills. So gather your team, head to Surf Diva Surf School, and catch the ultimate surfing experience that will bring you closer together and create unforgettable memories!
Pricing: 105
Group Size: 25
Address: 2160 Avenida de la Playa San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: La Jolla
Website: https://www.surfdiva.com/

21. False Idol: A Trendy Tiki Experience

Who’s says bar crawls and incredible mixology experiences can’t be on our list of San Diego team building ideas? Martin Cate’s visionary creation, the Polynesian hideaway on Beech Street in San Diego’s Little Italy, seamlessly blends tiki and speakeasy themes to provide a unique rum-centric bar experience. With over 200 rare and vintage rums and 36 cocktails on offer, this hideaway is the perfect destination for rum enthusiasts. The Craft & Commerce gastropub, recently renovated and partnered with CH Projects, provides an immersive atmosphere to enjoy the drinks. San Diego’s maritime tradition and rich Polynesian pop history make it the ideal location for such a bar. This bar also provides a unique opportunity for team building while indulging in delicious drinks and the ambiance.
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-20
Address: 675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Downtown
Website: https://falseidoltiki.com/

22. Morley Field’s Disc Golf

Get ready to have a blast with your team at Morley Field in sunny San Diego, California! Their disc golf activity is the perfect way to challenge yourself and bond with your colleagues – whether you’re a disc golf pro or a newbie. With 18 holes of varying difficulty, the course at Morley Field is designed to ensure that everyone can join in the fun. You’ll be surrounded by stunning greenery and picturesque scenery, making it an ideal setting for an exciting outdoor adventure. The game requires focus, coordination, and communication, and it’s a great addition to our San Diego team building ideas.
Pricing: $5-$6
Group Size: 1-100
Address: 3090 Pershing Dr, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Balboa Park
Website: https://www.morleyfield.com/

23. Escape to Team Building Success at Brainy Actz Escape Rooms San Diego

Buckle up for an adrenaline-pumping team-building experience at Brainy Actz Escape Rooms San Diego! This thrilling escape room challenge is just what your team needs to bond and put their problem-solving skills to the ultimate test. At Brainy Actz Escape Rooms San Diego, you’ll get to experience a real-life puzzle room adventure that will leave you and your team on the edge of your seats. You’ll be locked in a room for 60 minutes and challenged to solve a variety of puzzles and objectives before the clock runs out and time’s up! This exciting activity is designed to take your team’s communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills to new heights, all while having a blast
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-50
Address: 10211 Pacific Mesa Blvd Suite #409, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Sorrento Valley
Website: https://www.brainyactzescaperooms.com/san-diego-ca/

24. Embark on a Fun-Filled Booze Cruise with Mai Tai Yacht Charters in San Diego Bay

A Booze Cruise with Mai Tai Yacht Charters: A Unique and Fun San Diego Team Building Activity. Mai Tai Yacht Charters offers a large selection of fully crewed yacht charters, luxury yacht rentals, and party yachts in San Diego Bay. But did you know that a booze cruise with Mai Tai Yacht Charters is also a unique and fun team building activity?

What could be better than cruising the beautiful San Diego Bay while enjoying cocktails with your colleagues? A booze cruise with Mai Tai Yacht Charters is the perfect way to build camaraderie and create lasting memories with your team. Whether you’re celebrating a successful quarter or simply looking for a fun outing, a booze cruise is an excellent way to bring teams together.
Pricing: Contact for pricing
Group Size: 1-85
Address: 1617 Quivira Rd. San Diego, CA 92109
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://maitaicharters.com/

25. Rev Up Your Team’s Competitive Spirit with K1 Speed Carlsbad’s

K1 Speed Carlsbad’s corporate team-building activities and events near Escondido offer an exciting way to ignite your team’s competitive spirit. The unique program is designed to get your team working together both on and off the kart track, while having fun. Participants will have an unforgettable experience working together to score maximum points for their team and claim the top spot on the podium. With high-speed go-karting, your team is sure to get a boost of energy and motivation. Additionally, this is a great example of our San Diego team building ideas that will help your team gain valuable benefits without even realizing it.

Pricing: 64.95
Group Size: 1-35
Address: 6212 Corte Del Abeto, Carlsbad, CA
Neighborhood: Carlsbad
Website: https://www.k1speed.com/carlsbad-location/groups-and-parties.html

26. Vino! Vino! Little Italy Wine Tour

Experience a grape-tastic team-building adventure with a wine tour in Little Italy San Diego! Indulge in a fun-filled activity that brings your team together to explore the vibrant culture and savor the delicious wines of San Diego.

With a variety of locally produced wines to taste and beautiful scenery to enjoy, you and your colleagues will have a blast bonding over the rich flavors and sights of Little Italy. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just seeking a fun day out with your team, a wine tour in Little Italy San Diego is the perfect choice for an unforgettable team-building experience.

So why not raise a glass to your team’s success and book your wine tour today? Relax and unwind with this or other boozy San Diego Team building ideas.  Plus you’ll be exploring one of San Diego’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Pricing: 120
Group Size: 12
Address: 2161 India St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Website: https://www.viator.com

27. San Diego Whale Watch: An Exciting Wildlife Expedition

Set sail on a team-building adventure like no other with San Diego Whale Watch! Their 3-hour whale watching cruise offers a unique opportunity for your team to bond while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Ocean. With narration by a certified marine biologist, your team will learn about the amazing marine life of San Diego, including whales, dolphins, sea lions, and birds. This educational and exciting experience is perfect for teams of all ages and backgrounds. As you journey through the Pacific, you’ll be amazed by the incredible wildlife that calls it home. Your team will have plenty of opportunities to capture unforgettable memories as you watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Pricing: 55
Group Size: 150
Address: 1617 Quivira Rd San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Website: https://sdwhalewatch.com

28. Experience the Wild at the San Diego Zoo

Get ready for a roaring good time with your team at the San Diego Zoo! With over 3,700 animals, this iconic zoo offers a wild and fun-filled team-building activity for groups of all sizes. Your team will have the chance to observe rare and exotic animals from around the world, as well as participate in interactive exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours. Want to really go wild? Arrange for a private tour led by knowledgeable zoo experts to learn even more about the animals and their habitats.

With delicious catering options and event spaces available for meetings and team-building sessions, the San Diego Zoo has everything you need for a wildly successful team event. So why not unleash your team’s inner animal and plan your next team-building adventure at the San Diego Zoo?
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-100
Address: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Balboa Park
Website: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

29. The Gaslamp Segway Tour

Get ready to experience San Diego like never before with a team-building activity on a Segway! The Gaslamp Segway Tour takes you through the heart of downtown San Diego, with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide to lead the way.

The tour begins with a brief history lesson about downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District, before cruising past iconic landmarks like the Convention Center, Seaport Pier, and the USS San Diego Memorial. You’ll also get a chance to see the stunning San Diego skyline and the bustling Commercial Fishing Boat Marina.

Next, the tour takes you to Balboa Park, the museum hub of San Diego. Here, you’ll see the Inez Parker Rose Garden, Desert Garden, and the first tree ever planted in the park. And don’t forget to check out the Urban Tree Exhibit, a fascinating collection of trees from around the world. The tour finishes with a visit to the USS Midway and a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay. With so much to see and experience, the Gaslamp Segway Tour is the perfect team-building activity for a fun and memorable day out in San Diego!
Pricing: 149
Group Size: 1-40
Address: 300 G Street San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Gaslamp Quarter
Website: https://anothersideofsandiegotours.com/package/the-gaslamp-segway-tour/

30. Unleash Your Team’s Creativity at LEGOLAND San Diego!

With Legoland San Diego, you can make your list of San Diego team building ideas more exciting and memorable than ever before! This thrilling theme park is the perfect place to encourage creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork in your team while having a blast. With a wide range of attractions and activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a creative thinker.

Imagine your team bonding as they work together to construct their own Lego masterpiece or racing their Lego cars down the track. And when it’s time to relax, your team can take a break and explore the park’s stunning landscapes and interactive exhibits, such as the Lego Star Wars Miniland or the Imagination Zone.
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 1-200
Address: One Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Neighborhood: Carlsbad
Website: https://www.legoland.com/california/

31. Sunset Picnic at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Take your team on a breathtaking adventure at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego. This stunning park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind with your colleagues.

A sunset picnic or a leisurely walk through the park’s trails is a great way to build camaraderie and encourage team bonding. With its stunning ocean views, rugged cliffs, and beautiful flora and fauna, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park provides a tranquil setting for team members to connect and share stories.

The park is also a popular spot for surfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities, making it a great location for team-building exercises. Whether your team is looking for a relaxing outing or an adventurous challenge, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park has something for everyone.

Pricing: Free
Group Size: 1-100
Address: Ladera St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Point Loma
Website: https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/parks/sunset-cliffs-natural-park-and-point-loma-lighthouse

32. Visit the USS Midway Museum

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in downtown San Diego at the USS Midway Museum! This interactive museum is the perfect choice for your next company outing and a welcome addition to our list of San Diego team building ideas. Step into the shoes of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway and explore a floating city at sea! With 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and the inspiring Battle of Midway Theater, you and your team will have an epic experience. The self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in six different languages adds an extra layer of excitement. San Diego is known as “”Navy Town, USA,”” so don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the USS Midway and learn about its place in history. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t forget!
Pricing: 31
Group Size: 1-100
Address: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Website: https://www.midway.org/

33. Discover San Diego in Style with GoCar Tours!

Get ready to experience San Diego like never before with the GoCar tour! This fun and interactive activity is perfect for team building and exploring the city. It’s like having your own personal guide show you around, but with the freedom to go wherever you want. With the compact car, you can explore areas that tour buses can’t reach and stop for photos, coffee breaks, or even lunch! The in-vehicle GPS and audio commentary system provide insightful facts, jokes, stories, and recommendations to make your trip even more memorable. The best part? You can customize the experience to suit your preferences and explore at your own pace. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories of San Diego!
Pricing: $150-$275
Group Size: 60
Address: 3918 Mason St, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Old Town
Website: https://www.gocartours.com/

34. The Ultimate Team-Building Adventure with Social Cycle!

Looking for a one-of-a-kind team-building activity in San Diego? Look no further than Social Cycle! Their private tours are specifically designed to bring teams together while exploring the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Plus, along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at numerous restaurants and bars to fuel up or grab a drink. With five different routes to choose from and the ability to rent up to four bikes for groups of up to 64 people, Social Cycle is perfect for teams of any size. Each tour has a minimum duration of 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to bond with your colleagues as you pedal through San Diego’s most exciting areas. Don’t miss out on this unique and unforgettable experience that will create memories that will last a lifetime for your team!
Pricing: $212
Group Size: 8-64
Address: It’s Mobile!
Neighborhood: Mostly Downtown
Website: https://socialcycleca.com/san-diego/

35. Relax and Bond: Team Building with Cabana Rentals at Hotel Del Coronado

Looking for a luxurious San Diego team building activity? Consider renting a pool cabana at Hotel del Coronado! With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, access to the iconic beach, and world-class amenities, you and your team can relax and bond in style. Hotel del Coronado offers a variety of pool cabanas to choose from, each equipped with comfortable lounge chairs, ceiling fans, and complimentary bottled water. Cabanas also include a personal attendant who will ensure that your group is taken care of throughout the day. Order food and drinks from the cabana menu, and enjoy your private retreat in between team-building activities. Make your next team-building event unforgettable by renting a pool cabana at Hotel del Coronado!
Pricing: $300
Group Size: Any
Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA
Neighborhood: Coronado
Website: https://hoteldel.com/gather/

36. InsideOUT

Get ready to take your team building to the next level with insideOUT! This chic and stylish venue offers the perfect balance of relaxation and fine dining for an evening of bonding and good times with your colleagues.

Immerse yourself in insideOUT’s sophisticated atmosphere and indulge in their delicious cuisine for a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you’re celebrating a successful project or simply looking to strengthen your team’s relationships, insideOUT is the perfect setting for your next team building event.
Pricing: Price varies
Group Size: 50
Address: 1642 University Ave. #100 San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: Hillcrest
Website: https://insideoutsd.com/

37. Team Bonding with Cucina Migrante’s Customized Cooking Classes

Cook up some memories with a customized cooking classes! Expert chefs from Cucina Migrante will prepare a custom menu based on your team’s dietary restrictions and allergies, with options ranging from vegan Italian to fresh pasta, Italian staples, and seafood. Hosted in their charming craftsman home or your own location, these classes provide a fun and engaging team building activity that lasts around 2.5 hours. With hands-on cooking and the opportunity to bond over food, your team will create memories and strengthen relationships. Discover the perfect way to satisfy your taste buds and build your team with Cucina Migrante customized cooking classes!
Pricing: 125
Group Size: 25
Address: 7844 Herschel Ave, San Diego, CA
Neighborhood: La Jolla
Website: https://www.cucinamigrante.com/experiences

Whether you are looking for fun group team building activities in San Diego or nearby areas like LA Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside we have got you covered. Don’t feel like planning everything yourself? Need help with permits? Reach out to us today at 877.267.1939 or request a quote. Our team is committed to providing you with a stress-free planning experience.


San Diego Team Building Activities FAQ

What team-building outing should I book if I have a really large group?

I advise professional help(not that kind). Call us. Firefly Team Events specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure you group walks away smiling. 877.267.1939

What are the most popular San Diego team building ideas?

It’s impossible to say BUT from the team events we produce we see a LOT of bookings for our Iron Team Challenge at the park, Scavenger Hunts, and skateboard charity events.

Where should we stay in San Diego when we hold our team building retreat?

We love the hotels on the water like the Manchester Grand Hyatt or Hilton San Diego Bayfront. If you’d rather a resort feel consider the historic beauty of Hotel Del Coronado or island feel of Paradise Point in San Diego. There are other amazing properties like the Omni, Hardrock Hotel, or the Pendry in the Gaslamp or elegance defined at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The type of meeting you are hosting with your team and the team building activities you plan on booking should ultimately dictate your location.

Do we need permits for a team building event on the Beach? 

Yes and No. It depends on the group size and activity. We’ve got a lot of San Diego team building ideas that allow groups under a certain size to function without a permit. Ask us, we’ll help you figure it out.


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