3 Popular Outdoor San Diego Team Building Events

This week, we’re showcasing three of our most popular outdoor San Diego team building events. First off, let’s start by giving props to SoCal weather for allowing us to provide these programs year-round. Next, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to build team spirit while soaking up the San Diego sun!

Beach Olympics / Corporate Castaways

While our beach team building programs are structured similarly, they can be themed to match an Olympic or castaways style. (So basically, tell us if you prefer a regular volleyball or Wilson). Here’s a look at a recent beach event that we operated last month at Paradise Point Resort and Spa.

You Build It Boats

While we have hosted several You Build it Boats events on the beach, clients sometimes opt to “race” their final creations in the on-property pool. Naturally, this makes for hilarious competition! Check out our favorite moments from a recent You Build it Boats at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.

Gaslamp Adventure Rally / Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt

Last but not least, may be suggest a Smart Phone scavenger hunt? Guests always have a great time in the Gaslamp, seeking out historic attractions, posing in front of famous venues, and even performing random acts of kindness. Also keep in mind that The Event Team can customize a San Diego scavenger hunt just for you.

Need More Info on San Diego Team Building?

If you’re considering adding San Diego Team Building to your next corporate meeting or convention, don’t hesitate to contact The Event Team destination management company for more information, options, and pricing! Also, don’t forget to flip through our team building overview for more inspiring ideas and CSR options!

San Diego Team Building - You Build It Boats

San Diego Headquarters, (corporate event planning San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara):
2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

For US and International companies looking for a (DMC) in Southern California, call us toll-free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

A Winning Recipe: Culinary Team Building San Diego

Last month, we hosted a successful culinary team building San Diego event for 35 guests out of L’Auberge Del Mar. Located at The Curious Fork in beautiful Solana Beach, the program showcased San Diego’s popular foodie culture. Check out some highlights from the event below!

Appetizer Challenge

The event kicked off with an appetizer challenge. Led by a professional chef, guests worked in teams to prepare several tasty starter dishes including Lobster Bisque, Beet Hummus, and more.

Culinary Team Building San Diego appetizer

Craft Cocktail Design

Next up, a mixology class taught by our professional bartender/instructor. After learning proper technique, strategy, and approach, guests created craft cocktails utilizing fresh ingredients like persimmon, apple, pear, peaches, and fresh herbs.

Culinary Team Building San Diego mixology

Moroccan Themed Seated Dinner

Finally, participants sat down for a Moroccan-inspired catered dinner. On the menu, a starter of baby greens followed by Chicken or Vegetable Tangine, Saffron Quinoa Couscous, and Roasted Stuffed Eggplant, concluding with a dessert course featuring Honey Glazed Almond Pastries.

culinary team building san diego dinner

Need More Info on Culinary Team Building San Diego Events?

If you’re interested in gathering more information and pricing for a culinary team building San Diego event, please contact The Event Team destination management company today. We’ll factor in your budget, group size, location, and meeting objectives to source the perfect Southern California venue and tailor a program to meet all your needs. In addition, we can enhance your event with festive decor and dynamic entertainment. Finally, we can also incorporate food packing and donation options to benefit local food banks and charities.

San Diego Headquarters, (corporate event planning San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara):
2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

For US and International companies looking for a Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California, call us toll-free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

Team Building San Diego – Charity Bike Builds are Back

Hear ye, hear ye! Charity Bike Builds are back, and they’re better than ever! We kicked off 2017 with an impressive array of team building San Diego events, but one of the biggest highlights was our recent Charity Bike Build program at the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s true, bike-building events can be seen as somewhat of a dinosaur in the team building industry. But The Event Team bike builds remain popular for several reasons:

team building san diego bike build

High Energy Games and Friendly Competition

We believe great charity team building events are all about achieving results via experience. Whether you’re building bikes for youth organizations or assembling care packages for military families, we do more than just put you to work. We utilize dynamic facilitators and high-energy games to create a friendly but competitive atmosphere.

San Diegans Love Their Bikes

Don’t get us wrong, we want every child in the world to have a bike (and a puppy while we’re making wishes). But for team building San Diego events, bike builds especially make a lot of sense considering we enjoy some of the best biking conditions in the country. San Diego enjoys around 265 sunny days per year, plus we are one of the Top 10 “Greenest” cities in the country. Biking is practically in our DNA.

Direct and Immediate Impact

At the very least, we invite a representative from our local youth organization to accept your donation and speak on behalf of the recipients. In many cases, the children are able to attend the event and directly receive the bikes. So many of today’s kiddos don’t get a fair chance at a carefree childhood. While our Charity Bike Build program might not be the newest team building idea, it offers one of the best rewards possible: putting smiles on children’s faces.

Need More Info on Team Building San Diego Events?

If this blog “spoke” to you, or if you’re interested in finding more team building San Diego ideas, contact The Event Team today! Our San Diego destination management company is here to help you with all your philanthropic team building needs!

San Diego Headquarters, (for corporate event planning San Diego, corporate event planning Orange County, and corporate event planning Palm Springs):
2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Los Angeles Office, (for corporate event planning Los Angeles and corporate event planning Santa Barbara):
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California (servicing corporate events San Diego, corporate events Orange County, and corporate events Los Angeles), please Call us Toll-Free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

5 San Diego Venues for your next Corporate or Non-Profit 5K Run/Walk

January is here, and we hate to tell you, but it’s time to back away from the Christmas cookies and focus on your wellness plan for the year. If you’re a San Diego meeting planner, or headed to San Diego for your next convention, might we suggest getting your team in gear with a 5K Run/Walk? This outdoor, fitness-focused activity is a wonderful way to re-energize your attendees while showcasing our beautiful city! Here are 5 San Diego Venues for your next Corporate or Non-Profit 5K Run/Walk:

1. Embarcadero Park North

This outdoor venue is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center, making it an ideal choice for corporate 5K events. Bordering Seaport Village, the course runs alongside San Diego Bay and features picturesque views of magnificent landmarks like the”Kissing Statue” and USS Midway Museum. Why we love it: Close proximity to the Convention Center and Downtown Convention hotels make it possible to hit the snooze button one more time before reporting to the early-morning starting line. 

San Diego Embarcadero Park

2. De Anza Cove Mission Bay

De Anza Cove is a tranquil park located within Mission Bay. Highlights include easy freeway access, ample parking, covered picnic space, and a winding pathway that is perfect for a San Diego corporate 5K. Why we love it: Peaceful and serene, you won’t even realize you just spent the last 45 minutes exercising.

de anza cover mission bay

3. Balboa Park

The nation’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo. Featuring gorgeous architecture and plenty of recreational spaces, Balboa Park is an excellent San Diego 5K venue option. Why we love it: We highly recommend a visit to Balboa Park on any trip to San Diego – you might as well get some exercise while you’re at it.balboa park san diego

4. Liberty Station

Offering 28 acres of incredible, historic surroundings at the former Naval Training Center San Diego, Liberty Station encompasses beautifully restored buildings and lush landscapes.
Why we love it: The venue’s enclosed campus makes Liberty Station a safe selection for family-friendly 5Ks. 

liberty station san diego

5. Coronado Tidelands Park

The largest San Diego Bay park, Tidelands Park accommodates events for up to 3,000 guests. Offering picturesque views of the beautiful Coronado Bridge, the park also includes a small beach, recreational fields, picnic areas and plenty of open space for a variety of outdoor activity. A scenic path extends from the Silver Strand to the Old Ferry Landing. Why we love it: 5Ks on Coronado Island provide a post-card-worthy view of San Diego bay. 

coronado island tidelands park

Need More Info?

If you’re looking to organize a corporate 5K Fun Run/Walk in San Diego, allow our full-service destination management company to take care of all the logistics! From permitting to security to signage, we’ll jump through all the hoops so you don’t have to! Contact The Event Team DMC today to learn more!

San Diego Headquarters, (for corporate event planning San Diego, corporate event planning Orange County, and corporate event planning Palm Springs):

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Los Angeles Office, (for corporate event planning Los Angeles and corporate event planning Santa Barbara):
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California (servicing corporate events San Diego, corporate events Orange County, and corporate events Los Angeles), please Call us Toll-Free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

6 Last Minute Ideas for your Office Holiday Party

If you’re feeling a little Ho Ho Hum about this year’s office holiday party, don’t fret! The Event Team is here with 6 last minute ideas to help make your event merry and bright:

1. Santa’s Workshop: Cookie-Decorating and Wreath-Making Stations

Whether or not their DIY game is on point, guests always appreciate interactive stations at work parties because they offer an opportunity to do something other than make awkward conversation about their holiday travel plans. Station options include cookie-decorating, wreath-assembly, ornament design, and more!

christmas gingerbread cookies with spices, frost and decorations

2. Reindeer Games: Merry Minute to Win It and Caroling Karaoke

If your team is a more competitive bunch, we suggest hosting a good old fashioned holiday game night. Divide guests into teams and battle against the clock in a series of holiday-themed challenges in our Merry Minute to Win It game. After everyone has enough egg nog (aka liquid courage) break out the karaoke machine for our Caroling Karaoke competition.

Holiday Teambuilding Merry Minute to Win it

3. Deck the Halls: Venue Selection and Holiday Decor Themes

Opt for all the traditional holiday trimmings, or get creative with a decor theme that matches your city, venue, or company brand. Some suggestions include a Christmas Beach Party theme at an oceanfront venue, a Winter Funderland circus/carnival theme at a local children’s museum, or a spooky Nightmare Before Christmas theme at a private estate.

nightmare before christmas theme party

4. The GIF that Keeps on GIFing: Festive Photobooths

Photobooths continue to be all the rage at corporate events, and for good reason. Where else can you don a Santa hat and Groucho Marx glasses at the same time? There are no shortage of awesome photobooth variations to choose from. The Event Team can you hook you up with greenscreens, slow motion videos, light painting, photo flipbooks, and the ever-popular GIF booth, to name a few.

Holiday Photobooth for Events

5. Do You Hear What I Hear: Carolers and Drummer Boys

Liven up your event with the sights and sounds of professional holiday musicians and entertainers. The carolers, drummer boys, children’s choirs, etc., have been practicing all year for this. Spreading cheer for all to hear is a job they take seriously, and your party will be better for it.

Holiday Entertainment Drum Squad

6. That’s a Wrap: Volunteering and Holiday Bonding Activities

If a holiday party didn’t quite make it on your 2016 wishlist, there are still ways to sprinkle a little joy throughout your company. Take a day out of the office and volunteer your time toward a local community program. Gift-wrapping donated toys for youth outreach organizations or assembling  military care packages are perfect options for this time of year. The Event Team can also arrange a casual bonding activity for your team, such as a local brewery tour or a friendly game of footgolf (our team just did this last week and had a blast!).

san diego footgolf

Need More Info?

Contact The Event Team destination management company today for more information on these and other holiday party ideas!

To contact The Event Team:

San Diego Headquarters, (for corporate event planning San Diego, corporate event planning Orange County, and corporate event planning Palm Springs):

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Los Angeles Office, (for corporate event planning Los Angeles and corporate event planning Santa Barbara):
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California (servicing corporate events San Diego, corporate events Orange County, and corporate events Los Angeles), please Call us Toll-Free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

Teambuilding Spotlight: Tried and True, Fresh and New

The Event Team is pulling into the homestretch of 2016 with a focus on teambuilding. In addition to operating some of our most popular programs, we’re also continuing to broaden our teambuilding repertoire by investigating the newest trends in corporate event networking and group bonding activities. Here’s a quick glimpse of our recent events and findings!

Tried and True: Olympics in San Diego, CA

Earlier this month, The Event Team organized a casual Olympics teambuilding activity in La Jolla Cove for a small group of 24 attendees staying at the Grande Colonial. We offer several variations of this program depending on the group’s desired level of physical activity as well as the client’s goals, objectives, and budget. This particular interpretation, while not too physically demanding, was engaging and hilarious nonetheless. Activities included puzzles, giant Jenga, rubber chicken archery (it’s as funny as it sounds).

The Event Team - Olympic Teambuilding - Grande Colonial

Tride and True: Iron Chef in Los Angeles, CA

Last week, the Los Angeles team put together a appetizing Iron Chef event and catered lunch for a corporate group of 25 local guests at an offsite venue called Foothill Kitchens. Donning their aprons and chef hats, each team worked together to create and present an original dish to our expert chef/judge.

Fresh and New: Vertical Board Games

This new networking trend is a wonderful and entertaining way to encourage socializing at a corporate function. Classic and modern board games (everything from Candyland to Cards Against Humanity) are suspended on magnetic, vertical boards. Whether attendees are complete strangers or go way back, these games are a perfect way to facilitate networking and develop relationships without the awkward small talk or the aggressive sales pitch. Guests can play on their leisure, or we can offer several formal teambuilding variations complete with scorekeeping and prizes. The setup is not only fun; it’s functional. Each board is double-sided which allows for groups of up to 8 to be socializing around each table. Since all elements of the game (board, game pieces, timers) are suspended on a vertical plane, there is plenty of room on each table for food and drinks. Boards can be branded with company logos or event hashtags, and they also are a great way to post or distribute information, business cards, brochures, and the like.

The Event Team - Vertical Board Games

Fresh and New: Style Your Soles CSR Program

This trending corproate teambuilding event combines art, fashion, philanthropy, and fun. Teams are given a designated number of TOMS blank canvas shoes and are challenged with the task of creating their own line of shoes using fabric markers, stencils, and other decorations. Teams must market and pitch their shoe line as well. At the end of the competition, a winner is decided based on best design and presentation. A representative from a local charity will be onsite to accept the donation. As if the event wasn’t cool enough, TOMS also matches your local donation with additional pairs given to children in Africa, Asia or South America.

The Event Team Style Your Soles Teambuilding

Need More Info?

Are you a meeting planner looking to reward or challenge your group with a teambuilding, teambonding, or philanthropic activity in Southern California? Click to download/view our Teambuilding Overview, or contact The Event Team destination management company today for a custom proposal!

To contact The Event Team:

San Diego Headquarters, (for corporate event planning San Diego, corporate event planning Orange County, and corporate event planning Palm Springs):

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Los Angeles Office, (for corporate event planning Los Angeles and corporate event planning Santa Barbara):
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California (servicing corporate events San Diego, corporate events Orange County, and corporate events Los Angeles), please Call us Toll-Free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888

 

Get a Kick out of Teambuilding with FootGolf

Watch out, traditional golf! Move over, soccer! There’s a new kid in town ready to take over your next San Diego teambuilding event. The name of the game is FootGolf – a new option in outdoor sports that is played like golf, only using a soccer ball. No need to lug around a bag full of of heavy clubs; your feet will do just fine!

About FootGolf

FootGolf offers players the chance to spend a few hours on a beautiful golf course and play a game that is fun, unique, and challenging all at the same time. Following the basic rules and scoring system of golf, the game is played with a regulation size 5 soccer ball with 21-inch diameter cups. All you need to play are some athletic clothes, sneakers (no soccer cleats), and the desire to have a good time!

FootGolf San Diego Teambuilding

FootGolf San Diego

Teambuilding Benefits of FootGolf

In addition to its outdoor appeal, FootGolf is an excellent team bonding opportunity for your corporate group. Whether you are a novice athlete, soccer buff, or golf guru, guests of any age or skill level can enjoy the game. The sport is quite unique and competitive, meaning there’s a good chance it will be a brand new challenge for the majority of your guests. Furthermore, minimal equipment and set up means you can host a memorable and engaging teambuilding event without breaking your budget.

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Need More Info?

Want to get your team out on the green for an afternoon of FootGolf? Contact The Event Team today for more information on this and other corporate teambuilding ideas!

To contact The Event Team:

San Diego Headquarters, (for corporate event planning San Diego, corporate event planning Orange County, and corporate event planning Palm Springs):

2635 Camino Del Rio S. #302
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.785.5828

Los Angeles Office, (for corporate event planning Los Angeles and corporate event planning Santa Barbara):
5371 Wilshire Blvd. #215
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.653.5063

Or For US and International companies looking for an incredible Destination Management Company (DMC) in Southern California (servicing corporate events San Diego, corporate events Orange County, and corporate events Los Angeles), please Call us Toll-Free at:
888.Event.88 / 888.383.6888