SF TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
15 SF Team Building Activities That People Actually Like in 2023!
Finally, after years of trial and error, team building exercises no longer have to follow the same old team-dinner formula that feels more like a mandatory assembly than a fun get-together. We have team building down to a science. With San Francisco’s bustling food scene, our legendary laid-back vibes, and about a million offices to experiment on, we’ve produced a dizzying array of options to make your group happier, more productive, and, dare we say it…real friends.
Stretchy Pants is no stranger to quality San Francisco team building. We’ve led thousands of guests to eat and drink their way through the city’s best neighborhoods and watched team after team leave happy, bonded, and FULL! Luckily for your group, we’re giving away our secrets. Whether they’re more into food and drink, exploration and history, or a uniquely San Francisco sightseeing outing, these picks will give you the right recipe for team bonding instead of team boring.
Note: while some of these options have different maximum or minimum group sizes, they are all available for private bookings.
SF Team Building #1: Stretchy Pants Tours
- Location: Chinatown, North Beach, Mission District, or Hayes Valley
- Time: 3 hours
- Group rate: $85/person with optional add ons
Ok, admittedly, this was a gimme. Progressive foodie adventure while a charming local host guides you through one of the city’s most cultural, historical, and delicious neighborhoods? There’s a reason so many companies choose us for their team building events!
Everyone likes food, and breaking bread together is proven to build camaraderie. Add to that a dose of historical intrigue and a walk through the local scene, and your team will leave full of fine food and fun facts to fuel their bonding experience. We can accommodate special requests for different food, neighborhood, time, and group size options. Just let us know when you fill out the request!
Photo Courtesy of Google my Business
SF Team Building #2: Exploratorium
- Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero)
- Time: Half day, full day, or evening
- Group rate: fill out this form to request
50% art, 50% percent science, and 100% fun, the Exploratorium offers an interactive learning experience perfect for team building. As they say: “Here at the Exploratorium, you don’t look at exhibits—you play with them.” Not only do they have hundreds of engaging, hands-on exhibits, they have two excellent restaurants known for health, sustainability, and an unmatched view of the bay. Private rentals are welcome and can be in the evening to accommodate a team happy hour or dinner.
SF Team Building #3: BiteUnite Thai Cooking on the Rooftop
- Location: Mission District
- Time: 2 hours
- Group Rate: $96/person (min. 10 guests)
Photo Courtesy BiteUnite
Photo Courtesy JB Walking Tours
SF Team Building #4: Presidio Walking Tours
- Location: Presidio
- Time: 2-4 hours
- Group Rate: $35-49/person
SF Team Building #5: Hall Wines in Napa Valley
- Location: St. Helena or Rutherford
- Time: Customizable
- Group Rate: Inquire for private events
Photo Courtesy of Hall Wines
Photo Courtesy of Stagecoach Greens
SF Team Building #6: Mini Golf at Stagecoach Greens
- Location: Parklab Gardens in Mission Bay
- Time: Customizable (2+ hours recommended)
- Group rate: Inquire for private events
SF Team Building #7: Pottery Class – Take a Claycation
- Location: SMAart Gallery & Studio in Nob Hill
- Time: 2 hrs
- Group rate: $89/person
Photo Courtesy of Airbnb
Photo Courtesy of Mountain Sea Adventures
SF Team Building #8: Forage Edible Plants and Mushrooms
- Location: Santa Cruz, CA
- Time: Half day, full day, or multiple days
- Group Rate: $75/person
SF Team Building #9: Sailing Tour of the Bay
- Location: Galilee harbor, Sausalito
- Time: Flexible (usually 2-4 hours)
- Group rate: Starts at $500 (maximum group size: 6)
Photo Courtesy of Fine Day for Sailing
Photo Courtesy of Punto Fino Coffee Roasters
SF Team Building #10: Roast Your Own Coffee
- Location: Fairfax
- Time: 1.5 hours
- Group rate: from $360 (max group size: 8)
SF Team Building #11: Bike Around SF with Dylan’s Tours
- Location: Dylan’s Bike Shop on Columbus Ave
- Time: Flexible (3-8 hours)
- Group rate: Starts at $75/person
Photo Courtesy of Google my Business
Photo Courtesy of Story of Ramen
SF Team Building #12: Story of Ramen
- Location: Mission district
- Time: 2 or 4 hours
- Group rate: Starts at $810 for 2 hours
SF Team Building #13: Haunted Ghost Tour
- Location: Chinatown
- Time: 1.5 hours
- Group rate: Starts at $49/person
Photo Courtesy of The Haunt Ghost Tours
Photo Courtesy of Airbnb
SF Team Building #14: Wine and Painting
- Location: Upper Nob Hill
- Time: 2.5 hours
- Group rate: Starts at $50/person
SF Team Building #15: Escape Room
- Location: Union Square/downtown
- Time: 1 hour
- Group rate: starts at $43/person
Photo Courtesy of The Escape Game
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