8 Trending San Diego Event Venues

While team building is a major focus this year, we’re still your go-to experts for San Diego event venues. Since securing event space is a crucial first step, we’ve curated a list of 8 trending venue options for your next corporate event.

Popular San Diego Event Venues

Hotel Terrace or Ballroom

Sometimes it’s ideal to utilize a blank canvas approach with a hotel’s terrace or ballroom. From Modern Moroccan Nights at L’Auberge Del Mar, to Glow Parties at Hard Rock Hotel (see below), The Event Team can bring any concept to life. Not to mention, staying on property eliminates transportation costs!

Beach Bash

Gone are the carting a keg out to the beach with 50 of your closest friends. New regulations make it harder than ever to secure beach event permitting in San Diego. Trust us, you don’t want high tide waves or low patience park rangers crashing the party. Choose a waterfront hotel (Paradise Point Resort or Hotel Del Coronado are excellent options), or opt for a state beach adjacent to the Pacific Coast Highway (see below).

Poolside Chic

When it comes to elegant San Diego event venues, poolside parties are everything, dahhhhhhling. Add chic decor, market string lights, and a classy guitarist, and you’re all set for a posh poolside affair. Below, catch a glimpse of our latest poolside event at Paradise Point Resort. Additionally, we can utilize pools as a performance venue for themed entertainment, like this Vintage Carnival Circus event at Omni La Costa, for example.

San Diego Zoo Events

Next, let’s take a look at some of San Diego’s most famous attractions, starting with the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. The sprawling facility offers several event venues to choose from; one of our favorites is Sabertooth Grill at the Elephant Odyssey exhibit (see below for recent highlights). Also, we can’t wait for this summer’s debut of “Africa Rocks,” a new 8-acre exhibit and event space.

MCAS Miramar & Officer’s Club

If you feel the need for speed, look no further than MCAS Miramar, where you can host your very own Top Gun party. Depending on your group size, host your event in the Hangar bay or at the famed Officer’s Club. Throw in flight simulators, custom dog tags, hangar tours, and a performance by our Maverick and Goose lookalikes, and you’ve got yourself a memorable hybrid of history and pop culture.

Parq

Doubling as both restaurant and nightclub, this popular Gaslamp venue packs a high energy one-two punch. Guests can enjoy a swanky seated dinner before heading to the club for DJs, drinks, and dancing. Theme options and decor concepts abound at Parq; check out this Carnival-inspired event below!

San Diego Air & Space Museum

If science and history resonate more closely with your group than nightlife, we suggest the San Diego Air & Space Museum for its impressive collection of replicas, artifacts, and exhibits. In short, this venue sure puts the “space” in event space.

USS Midway Museum

This “city at sea” features simultaneous views of sea, skyline, and sunset. As one of San Diego’s largest venues, the ship easily accommodates thousands. Peep some of our favorite events aboard the USS Midway Museum below!

 San Diego Event Venues – Need More Info?

Still shopping around? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other San Diego event venues to offer. Contact The Event Team today for more ideas or to schedule a venue tour.

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.

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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

7 North County San Diego Restaurants You Should Know About

Did you know unique San Diego dining experiences stretch well beyond the streets of centrally-located regions like the Gaslamp District? A small venture to North County will find you in a whole new world of exciting options. Neighborhoods such as Escondido, Carlsbad, and Del Mar are buzzing with creative takes on SoCal culinary trends. Here are 7 North County San Diego Restaurants we recommend:

Cordiano Winery, Escondido

Originally working alongside his father in Italy, Gerardo Cordiano sold his restaurants, moved to San Diego, and fulfilled a lifelong dream making his own vino. This winery is a perfect spot to enjoy the San Diego sunset and unwind.north county san diego restaurants cordiano winery

The Wooden Spoon, Escondido

Jesse and Catherine Paul’s in-house creations focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Just one visit, and you’ll understand why The Wooden Spoon is scooping up impressive ratings.north county san diego restaurants - the wooden spoon

Campfire, Carlsbad

Campfire’s inspiration comes from the simplistic idea of good friends gathered around a fire sharing good food. The restaurant is 6,000 square feet of pure kumbayawesome, featuring a glass-enclosed kitchen, live-fire cooking, and stellar craft cocktails.north county san diego restaurants - campfire

Tasting Room, Del Mar

Tasting Room Del Mar focuses on “all things craft, local, and honestly delicious.” Each menu intertwines with beverage and flavor options. Mix and match  your own pairings, or embrace the unknown with the chef’s own “surrender series.”
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Barrel Republic, Oceanside

Enjoy ultimate freedom of choice with your wristband-operated tab, and take your pick from over 50 beer taps. Wine and kombucha are also available at this revolutionary bar concept.north county san diego restaurants - barrel republic

Ponsaty’s, Rancho Santa Fe

Master French chef Patrick Ponsaty brings 31 years of expertise to his elegant namesake. His elevated French and Spanish flavors are sure to excite.

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WESTROOT Tavern, Carmel Valley

From the makers of barleymash in the Gaslamp, Uptown Tavern and Sandbar in Pacific Beach, comes this posh two-level Carmel Valley stunner. With floor-to-ceiling windows, 30 beer handles, and a robust menu of SoCal-inspired fare, this sprawling venue is a heavy-hitter in the North County San Diego restaurant scene.

north county san diego restaurants - westroot tavern

North County San Diego Restaurants – Need More Info?

If you are a meeting planner in search of North County San Diego restaurants, reach out to our event planning experts today. Contact The Event Team destination management company for a complete proposal.

 

Los Angeles Healthy Activities to Kick Off 2017

With a turbulent 2016 behind us, it’s time to look forward to the New Year. If you’re planning a trip to L.A., here are 5 Los Angeles Healthy Activities to kick off 2017.

Malibu Yoga and Mimosas

Malibu Wines continues the tradition of providing yoga and mimosas on select Sunday mornings throughout 2017. Led by Emily Paige, you’ll start with an hour of yoga to build and stretch the body. Afterward, chase your early morning exercise with a mimosa to soothe and calm the mind, of course.

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Live Talks Los Angeles

Ring in the new year by stimulating your mind at Live Talks LA. Consisting of a series of on-stage conversations featuring writers, actors, musicians, humorists, artists, chefs, scientists and thought leaders in business, Live Talks LA provide topics to interest anyone. The next talk, taking place on January 25th, will feature Michael Lewis with Mindy Kaling.

Live Talks Los Angeles Healthy Activities

Acai Nation

Energize the body at Açaí Nation with their nutrient dense bowls such as the Rio de Janeiro or Cocoa Fruit. In addition to the countless bowl options, Açaí Nation also serves smoothies for something healthy on the go. Find all this fruity goodness at either their Brentwood or Pacific Palisades location.

acai nation los angeles healthy activities

Unplug Meditation

Feeling stressed out? Take the Zen road into the New Year with Unplug Meditation, who have been turning stress to calm since 2014. Since Unplug offers a wide variety of meditation styles and teachers, there is an instructor and class to meet the needs of both the experienced meditator and novice practitioner alike. With lower blood pressure, improved mood, and decreases stress and anxiety on the long list of benefits from meditating, it’s worth giving it a shot!

unplug meditation los angeles healthy activities

Malibu Wellness Retreat

Take the new, health conscious you to unseen heights with a wellness retreat at Tabitha Rose Yoga. Participants begin with a Vinyasa Flow accompanied by calming tunes by a local musician. Up next is a hike through the serene Charmlee Canyon Wilderness Park ending with an assortment of refreshing juices, infused water, and a delicious organic vegetarian feast to nourish and replenish the tired body.

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Los Angeles Healthy Activities – Need More Info?

If you’re lookin for more Los Angeles Healthy Activities contact The Event Team destination management company for more info! Our team of creative event planning professionals can arrange a unique and healthy experience, complete with round-trip transportation, meal options, branded amenities and more. Reach out today for a custom proposal created specifically for your group.