Planning a company trip, retreat or team building day? These ideas for corporate events in San Francisco will be fun, productive and memorable!
Whether your company is based in the Bay Area or somewhere else in the country, San Francisco is full of activities that are great for groups of all sizes.
There are plenty of fun group activities in San Francisco, but it can be challenging to choose the one that will be worthwhile and fun. To help you make the most of a short amount of time in the city, we’ve put together this list of our favorite options for a company trip in San Francisco. Check it out to plan a unique retreat for your team!
Team Building Activities in San Francisco: Sightseeing with Dylan’s Tours!
If you are bringing a group in from out of town, the best way to explore San Francisco and bond as a team is by visiting some of the best sights!
Book a Dylan’s Private Tour for an engaging day full of local highlights and valuable information.
For small groups, choose one of our unique Electric Tuk-Tuk buses. This is the best option for more adventurous teams!
We also off minibuses for up to 24 guests, and with those you will be able to visit the historic, beautiful Muir Woods National Monument.
For companies with active employees we recommend a private tour using our reliable and efficient electric bikes! Your tour guide will personalize the route based on your interests and needs.
There really are options for everyone, and being a tourist for a day is even a great idea for SF based work teams! You never know what you might learn.
Unique Team Events in San Francisco
Some of the best team building events in San Francisco come with access to the coolest off-the-beaten-track places.
Museum Hack grants your team unique access to the city’s best museums. Choose from the de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, SFMoMA and Musee Mecanique!
They will customize your experience based on your company values, and include lots of fun activities and ice breakers. This is the perfect way to fit in some artistic inspiration during your company’s short visit to San Francisco.
For beer enthusiasts, book a private tour and tasting at one of San Francisco’s many historic breweries, like Anchor Brewing. Founded in 1896, Anchor Brewing is probably the most iconic San Francisco beer hall, and offers tours and tastings at the brewery!
Or, if you want to enjoy samples from multiple breweries and do a bit of sightseeing as well, you may want to book our private tuk tuk brewery tour! During the tour, we will visit several of our favorite local breweries. Between stops, your guide will share stories, history and recommendations about the beer halls we stop at and some of San Francisco’s most iconic neighborhoods.
Another fun element of this tour is the mode of transportation. Instead of a standard tour bus, we’ll be traveling by electric tuk tuk! These fun little open-air vehicles seat up to six guests, and are a unique and environmentally friendly way to explore the city sights and brews.
San Francisco Team Building: Something Extra
San Francisco corporate events don’t have to be boring or predictable. If you’re making the trip all the way to the city by the Bay, why not embrace the best it has to offer?
For San Francisco team building events that go the extra mile (literally), consider spending a day wine tasting in beautiful Napa Valley.
It’s a full day commitment, but your team will love getting the chance to visit the best wineries in Northern California!
Group Yoga Class
San Francisco has a reputation for being hipster, techie, expensive, and all kinds of things. But we recommend embracing the wellness and self-care trend and treating your team to a private yoga class.
It might make some employees to get out of their comfort zones, which can be a good thing! And after the 60 minute class, you’ll still have time for meetings and lunch.
Networking Events in San Francisco Worth Making Time For
For office groups and teams big and small, the goal is often to fit in a little business as well as pleasure when visiting San Francisco for a short trip.
Thankfully there are numerous weekly networking and tech events in San Francisco year round.
Whether you’re in town for a one-time trip, or plan to visit the Bay Area throughout the year, it’s probably worth becoming a member of Impact Hub. Not only will you have access to events, panels, and discussions on a variety of subjects including tech, science, and cultural trends, you’ll also receive exclusive access to co-working and meeting spaces around the city.
Another option is Tech in Motion. This national event series has numerous events in the Bay Area and is geared towards connecting tech communities and encouraging innovation.
And if you are looking to socialize with like minded people, meet potential talent, or just have a productive happy hour for you team, consider joining a meetup of 106 Miles!
These casual events take place a few times a month both in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. They provide the perfect opportunity to meet up, make new connections, and talk to people in a low-key setting.
San Francisco Event Venues Worth Privatizing for Your Team
Sometimes when looking for team offsite ideas in San Francisco, it’s best to find something that allows for flexibility.
There are a number of venues in the city that are available to privatize for groups. The ones we list here would offer the perfect fun experience for your company and team.
Want to give your team the opportunity to let loose and play a little? Book a private experience at SPIN SF for a session of team ping pong. This is perfect for a corporate event that’s fun, light, and allows people to bond outside of the office.
Dogpatch Wineworks is a great venue for corporate teams who are involved in the food and beverage industry, or for anyone who just wants a fun activity that involves high quality wines! They offer a number of packages and experiences based on your needs, and guarantee a fun and educational adventure for your team.
Hopefully this gave you some good ideas for San Francisco corporate events that will make an impact on your team! It’s sometimes overwhelming when you only have a short amount of time in the city, but once you choose the best fit, it’s sure to be a fun and productive trip.
Ready to plan your team building trip to San Francisco? Our private tuk tuk tours are the perfect way for your team to sit back, relax, and enjoy the city!