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18 Of The Best Team Building Ideas in Palm Springs

We’ve put together a list of our favorite Palm Springs team building ideas and we’re excited to share our local knowledge and expertise. Palm Springs is just a short drive away for our Southern California team and we love getting out under those clear blue skies and starry nights.  Palm Springs’s natural beauty and retro glamour are a perfect backdrop for team bonding.  The resorts and conference facilities in Palm Springs make planning incredibly straightforward.

Thinking of a Scavenger Hunt? What about a CSR give back event focused on Golf or Skateboards to embrace that SoCal culture?

All of the Palm Springs based activities on our 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 top ideas for Palm Springs and the surrounding areas 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.

1. Float This! – Boat Build

Are you ready to sail the seven seas? Create a seaworthy boat that your team must float, paddle, or sail past the finish line. Will you sink or swim? Each team starts with basic boat building supplies but must earn key supplies and tools by completing team challenges. It’s fast-paced creative fun as teams try to out-build each other! Teams are also responsible for wowing a panel of judges with a sales pitch of their boat design. So how will you convince the judges that your boat is the BEST?
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 25 or more
Address: Anywhere with a pool! (Which is pretty darn common in Palm Springs!)
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/boat-build/

2. Bar Fight – Mixology

Beat the competition in this team-oriented battle of trivia, drinking games, and the quest for the perfect drink. Is your team ready to battle it out Pub style? This event comes in three phases where your team must out-think and outmaneuver the competition. The ultimate goal is to design a themed drink and a presentation to win over the judges.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 25 or more
Address: any
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/bar-fight-mixology/

3. Bar Fight – Mixology

Beat the competition in this team-oriented battle of trivia, drinking games, and the quest for the perfect drink. Is your team ready to battle it out Pub style? This event comes in three phases where your team must out-think and outmaneuver the competition. The ultimate goal is to design a themed drink and a presentation to win over the judges.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 25 or more
Address: any
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/bar-fight-mixology/

4. Graffiti Team Building – Mural Madness

Beat the competition in this team-oriented battle of trivia, drinking games, and the quest for the perfect drink. Is your team ready to battle it out Pub style? This event comes in three phases where your team must out-think and outmaneuver the competition. The ultimate goal is to design a themed drink and a presentation to win over the judges.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 10 or more
Address: anywhere outdoors (Works best in a park or parking lot)
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/team-building-graffiti/

5. PS Air Bar

Experience the glam side of air travel without leaving the ground at this speakeasy. Located in the back of the Bouschet wine shop, this speakeasy transports its guests to the golden age of air travel, when eager travelers would dress to impress to board the party train in the sky. Complete with eight first-class and 27 coach seats, a pair of crew jump seats, airplane sidewalls, and bartenders dressed as stylish crew members, this in-flight experience keeps passengers fully immersed.
Pricing: Varies
Group Size: 35
Address: 611 S PALM CANYON DRIVE 22
Website: https://www.psairbar.com/

6. Indian Canyons

Traversing these canyons, visitors can take in stunning views and glimpses of the region’s history. From tall craggy rocks to a palm tree-lined oasis, the canyons hold an incredible range of landscapes.
Pricing: free
Group Size: any
Address: 38500 South Palm Canyon Drive
Website: https://www.indian-canyons.com/

7. Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

The so-called “Bridge of Thighs” in Palm Springs allows nudists to discreetly cross the road. THE RESORT TOWN OF PALM Springs, California is home to an unassuming but civically-essential pedestrian bridge that protects the modesty of those crossing it, and by doing so, prevents gawking-induced fender-benders amongst the traffic below. Surprise your passengers by sharing the bridge’s true purpose while driving underneath, but please don’t stop your car and stare.
Pricing: free
Group Size: a car load
Address: Drive north on N. Indian Canyon Drive, Look up shortly before reaching East Vista Chino.
Website: N/A

8. Shiprock, Palm Springs

A 250 million-year-old rock formation has earned a rather unique nickname. The rock feature is a great place to visit with family as it’s easily accessible from the road. It also allows visitors to wander around the fields all the way up to the base of San Jacinto Mountain.
Pricing: free
Group Size: any
Address: 67491 CA-111
Website: N/A

9. Tahquitz Creek Falls

At the western edge of Palm Springs, a rugged desert canyon trail leads to a waterfall at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. THE SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS, AN upthrust fault block resulting from the San Andreas fault system, rise abruptly east of the Los Angeles basin. With a high point at San Jacinto Peak (10,804 feet/3,294 meters), the range is tall enough to intercept the moisture coming from the Pacific, such that the higher elevations support forests and even a winter snow cap.
Pricing: $15 pp
Group Size: any
Address: 228 Stone Terrace
Website: http://www.tahquitzcanyon.com/canyon

10. Sonny Bono Statue

IN AN ALCOVE NEXT TO the steps to the elevated concourse of Palm Springs Airport is a bust of singer, songwriter, Congressman, and Mayor Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono.
Pricing: free
Group Size: any
Address: 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Neighborhood: Airport
Website: N/A

Palm Springs Team Building Ideas participants pose with their bike build.

11. Ruddy’s General Store Museum

RUDDY’S GENERAL STORE MUSEUM IS a recreation of a 1930s general store assembled by collector Jim Ruddy. Now one of the area’s most popular attractions, Ruddy has amassed a collection that covers nearly a century of Americana. Not only is the packaging original, but about 60 percent of the items still hold their original contents. Unfortunately, none of the goods inside are for sale and truly act as exhibits detailing the history of American culture.
Pricing: $1 pp
Address: 221 S Palm Canyon Dr
Website: n/a

12. The Babies

THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED ACROSS the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum in a large courtyard. Easy to overlook, these sculptures of babies appear to crawl through the dirt and along the walls of the sandpit. These ten, unique sculptures are intended to be a statement on the influence of big tech and data on our lives and the world at large. However, this work of art can also be an eerie sight. Either way, the exhibit certainly invokes a reaction.
Pricing: free
Group Size: any
Address: 101 N Museum Dr
Website: https://www.hohmann.art/babies

13. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Take in the stunning cliffs and canyons that surround the city in the world’s largest rotating tramcar. The tram transports riders from the Chino Canyon to Mount San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. At 8,516 feet, step out to enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, the natural history museum, two documentary theatres, and a gift shop. Once at the top, riders can enjoy 50 miles of spectacular hiking trails.
Pricing: $30.95 pp +
Address: 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Neighborhood:
Website: https://pstramway.com/

14. OffRoad Rentals

Off Road Rentals is a premier ATV rental facility located 5 miles west of Palm Springs, California. We have been offering on site ATV rentals for over four decades and have been open 365 days a year since. We pride ourselves on providing a fun time. Every member of our staff is well trained and is always willing to assist you in any way possible. Stop in any day and take an ATV out for a ride in the desert.
Pricing: $50 pp for 30 minutes
Group Size: 10-50
Address: 59511 US HWY 111 PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
Website: https://www.offroadrentals.com/

15. Pinot’s Palette

For companies, group painting has a hidden benefit: It encourages team members’ brains to work in new ways, and jump-starts creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. At Pinot’s Palette, we’re flexible, detail-oriented and offer a variety of turnkey options. Our team building events are easily and frequently adapted for client appreciation, fundraising events, and office holiday parties.
Pricing: 2 hour classes are $35 per person and 3 hour classes are $45 a person. Specialty classes may vary in price.
Group Size: min 10 people
Address: 71680 CA-111 suite d, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Website: https://www.pinotspalette.com/palmsprings

16. POWER YOGA PALM SPRINGS

This 1-day yoga intensive will be split into 2 sessions. The morning session will discuss ‘how to’ refine your yoga skills through breathwork, chanting, and foundational movement drills. The afternoon session will be a Rocket Yoga Master Class that will include chanting, advanced asana, inversion work, and guided meditation) led by Marcelo Martinez, a movement professional with over two decades of dedicated yoga practice that is the linchpin to his teaching methodology. Teach what you practice, practice what you teach. Take this opportunity to study with a master yogi and enlighten your yogic journey.
Pricing: $200 pp
Group Size: limited
Address: 333 N Palm Canyon Dr. #214, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Website: https://poweryogapalmsprings.com/

17. Escape Room Palm Springs

At our year-round, air-conditioned facility, your team will experience an unforgettable bonding experience where no special skills are required and employees with disabilities, such as those confined to a wheelchair, can participate. We can accommodate teams of 10-110.
Pricing: varies – contact for pricing
Group Size: 10-110
Address: 2500 N Palm Canyon Dr B3, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Website: https://escapeps.com/

18. Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Explore the wide world of desert plants at this unique Palm Springs botanical garden. Nestled in the back of the grounds is a long garden greenhouse. If you weren’t paying close attention, you might overlook it, thinking it was a storage bunker. But inside this nondescript building sits what the owners describe as the world’s first Cactarium.
Pricing: $5 pp
Group Size: any
Address: 1701 S Palm Canyon Drive
Website: http://www.moortenbotanicalgarden.com/

 

Whether you are looking for fun group team activities in Palm Springs or nearby areas like Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, or Yucca Valley 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.


Palm Springs Team Building FAQ

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

We advise professional help(not that kind). Call us. We specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure your group walks away smiling.

What is the most popular team building activity in Palm Springs? 

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

Where should we stay in Palm Springs when we hold our team building retreat?

Palm Springs boasts upscale resorts with conference centers and provide a perfect blend of business and leisure. Alternatively, boutique hotels in the downtown area offer an intimate and unique setting. Not that you need the reminder, but Palm Springs gets VERY HOT in the summer.  Take your seasons into account when planning your event.

Do we need permits for an outdoor event at a park? 

Yes and No. It depends on the group size and activity. Palm Springs allows groups under a certain size to function without a permit. Ask us, we’ll help you figure it out.


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