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Team Building in San Francisco

San Francisco is known for many things — the Golden Gate Bridge, incredible dining and the city’s commitment to environmental sustainability, to name a few — which might be why creative team building never seems to make the list. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t distinctive destination experiences to be had for groups who need to get out of the conference room for some bonding time. Here are a few ideas for “Only in San Francisco” team building adventures.

San Francisco is known for many things — the Golden Gate Bridge, incredible dining and the city’s commitment to environmental sustainability, to name a few — which might be why creative team building never seems to make the list. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t distinctive destination experiences to be had for groups who need to get out of the conference room for some bonding time. Here are a few ideas for “Only in San Francisco” team building adventures.

Tasty Teamwork

Take advantage of the city’s abundance of incredible chefs and bounty of fresh ingredients with a culinary team building event. At the Cheese School of San Francisco, attendees can get an in-depth lesson in cheeses of the world and pair them with perfect wines — a perfectly elegant afternoon for a team who’s been through it all. Or try La Cocina, a culinary business incubator, where teams learn how to make delicious dishes by hand and then all sit down together to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Strap on an apron, pour a glass of wine and watch the camaraderie develop.

The Escape Game

Put your teamwork skills to the test at this 60-minute thrill-seeking adventure. The Escape Game features five different escape rooms with varying difficultes. Recover a priceless work of art, find lost gold or break out of prison in the various escape room adventures. Put your brains together to find clues, overcome challenges, and solve puzzles to complete the mission! Will your team emerge victorious?

Happy Hunting

Got a team that’s eager to outsmart one another? Send them out on a citywide adventure that’s equal parts Da Vinci Code and Amazing Race. Mastermind Treasure Hunts arranges puzzle clues that teams must solve to reach the finish line. Teamwork is a must as participants race through parks, down alleys and past landmarks while exploring the city and getting to know one another in the process. Select from neighborhood-specific hunts through Chinatown, Union Square or SOMA, or work with them to develop a custom option.

Crafty Cocktails

At SF Mixology your team can learn the skills of master bartenders, flex their creativity by inventing drinks of their own and bond with one another during an interactive happy hour.

Ready to Rock

Much of San Francisco’s modern mystique was built on rock ‘n’ roll, so why not let your team channel their inner rock star for a day with Rock the Stars. Programs range from “Corporate Idol” to “School of Rock,” and can last from an hour to a day. Group size can vary from six to several hundred, and no musical experience is needed.

Murder Mystery

Attendees will have the crime of their life during a Murder on the Menu event from Teambuilding Unlimited. These highly specialized events can be customized to fit any industry, incorporate professional jargon and even be woven into your meeting’s agenda. Along the way, the team will need to look for clues and interact with each other in order to eventually solve the mystery. They can also fit the program to your location, so there’s no need to transport a group offsite.

Dive into Fun

Your team won’t need to jump out of a perfectly good airplane to experience the thrills of skydiving thanks to iFLY Indoor Skydiving. The popular, safer alternative will be sure to please, and with plenty of experience in the industry, iFLY can accommodate team building, sales events and even business meetings. In addition to the chamber, there’s also a conference room.