16 Unique Team Outing Ideas for Fort Lauderdale Companies
As companies around the world are returning to in-person gatherings and conferences, you no longer have to stick with a catered lunch or boring dinner reservation for corporate get togethers; there are many great company outing options that can be found in your backyard!
So whether you’re celebrating an incredible quarter, your remote team is meeting each other in person for the first time, or you want to thank your team around the holidays, look no further than these unique corporate outing ideas in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
1. Test your teamwork in an Escape Room
Escape rooms might be one of the best interactive activities to prove the collaborative strength of your team. When they’re up against the clock, everyone will be engaged and excited to solve puzzles and think outside the box to complete their mission.
Whether you want to do one in-person or host a virtual escape room for your remote team, Think Escape Games on Oakland Park Blvd in Fort Lauderdale has many options to choose from. Plus, you can celebrate a successful mission with a drink afterwards at their on-site THINK Bar.
2. Have some fun in the sun with a kayak tour
Did you know that Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America? What better way to explore the many canals and waterways while also getting some sun and exercise than with a kayak tour.
Check Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures where you can rent kayaks any time of the day, and they offer guided sunset tours for a beautiful view while on the water.
3. Taste your way through the best restaurants on Las Olas
A locally-guided food tour is the way to your team’s hearts… through their stomachs! Learn about local history, meet the chefs and managers who make the Fort Lauderdale culinary scene delicious, and remove the pressure of having to find a one-size fits all restaurant.
With all food and drink included at up to five different restaurants, your team will have a VIP foodie experience that they won’t forget! Reach out to customize your corporate food tour in either Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach.
4. Axe your stress levels with axe throwing
Have you ever wondered if you’d be a good lumberjack? While you won’t be cutting down trees, your team can try their hand at axe throwing in this recently popular activity. It might even help relieve some tension!
If you want to add a coolness factor to your axe throwing game, be sure to check out Chops and Hops in Fort Lauderdale. With a full bar of unique cocktails and craft beers, plus a delicious new menu, your team will gain a lasting memory. Just don’t forget to wear close-toed shoes.
5. Paint… with a Twist!
Painting a masterpiece becomes much easier over a glass of wine or two. And when your whole team can follow along with the guidance of an artist, their confidence and creativity will surely flow.
Painting with a Twist in Davie is a great option for groups large or small, and you can book a private party with the artist of your choice.
6. Go fast with go-karts
If your team has a need for speed, then go-karting at K1 speed is sure to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone. But be warned, these electric-powered karts are quick!
Located right off of I-95 in Hollywood, K1 Speed even has private rooms with A/V hookups, and packages around the holidays so be sure to check out their website to learn more.
7. Relax on the water with a boat cruise
With the canals and ocean in our backyard, what better way to enjoy them than by renting a boat and taking the team out for a cruise. Whether you’re looking for a booze cruise or a fishing charter, you can take your pick from the many local options.
Our favorites are Cruisin’ Tikis where your team can drink their way around the canals on a floating tiki boat.
Or check out Lauderdale Yacht Charters for a higher-end experience out on the ocean.
8. Play a golf game made for everyone at Topgolf
You don’t need your putters for this one. At Topgolf you can swing drivers and clubs from private hitting bays on all three levels, giving your team an elevated experience on top of a fun array of games.
At Topgolf Miami Gardens, their targets are spaced perfectly for all experience levels to compete against each other. And it’s conveniently located right off I-95.
9. Get close to nature with an airboat ride
You can’t truly experience the wonders of Florida without a trip to the Everglades and ride on an airboat. Together, your team can see alligators, birds, and other native animals up close and personal (but not too close!).
There are many places up and down the tri-county area that offer airboat rides but we like Everglades Holiday Park because you can book not only a private airboat tour, but also a pavilion that they can cater food to for a full family-friendly experience.
10. Expand your cooking skills with a class
Whether you and your colleagues are skilled in the kitchen or novices, everyone can benefit from expanding their personal recipe book with a cooking class.
At Lenore Nolan-Ryan’s world-class kitchen you can choose your menu and your team can work together to create (and then enjoy) an incredible meal.
Or if your team has more of a sweet-tooth, you can check out Mia Cake House where you can bake and decorate cookies, cakes, and more. Yum!
11. Cycle around Fort Lauderdale
If you’ve spent much time around downtown Fort Lauderdale, you may have seen the pedal-powered bars on wheels that travel around. They’re also a great option for teams who like to have fun while staying active too!
With Cycle Party you get a private bartender/driver for your tour and you can even choose between a traditional pedal-powered bar on wheels or take it to the waterways on a pedal-powered boat.
12. Tour around local breweries
The craft beer scene is hot in South Florida, and in Fort Lauderdale alone you can find many breweries and craft beer bars that are walking distance from each other.
A few of our favorites are located in Flagler Village, such as Invasive Species, Laser Wolf, 27, Gulfstream, and American Icon. While there may not be a structured tour in place, there are plenty of delicious beers to be had during a night out.
13. Compete in a scavenger hunt and explore downtown
Think you have what it takes to win a scavenger hunt against your colleagues? Teams of all sizes can test their knowledge on local history while using collaboration to solve puzzles and complete challenges.
With ScavengerHunt.com you have two hours to compete for the top spot while enjoying local scenery and learning more about the history of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
14. Feel the excitement of being on a real game show
If you ever thought you’d want to compete on a show like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, or Family Feud, now’s your chance to see how you’d stack up against your colleagues!
Game Shows Alive brings the fun and excitement of a real game show to your next corporate event and will be sure to keep everyone engaged with their interactive platform. They also offer a virtual game show experience over Zoom.
15. Indulge the senses with a candle making class
If you’d like an interactive team building event where everyone can take away something they will truly cherish and enjoy, a candle-making class is right up your alley.
By booking a private party at Candle Land’s newest location on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, your colleagues can make candles that suit them and their preferred scents. It only takes 45 minutes to an hour to do and you can go out for dinner and drinks while your candles dry.
16. Have fun with the whole family at Xtreme Action Park
From go-karts, to roller skating, to bowling, a ropes course, and more, Xtreme Action park is 20,000 sq feet of fun for your next family-friendly corporate outing.
With pre-packaged or design-your-own event options, they have everything you and your team will need to have a great time filled with food, drinks, and play. Plus it’s located conveniently off I-95 in north Fort Lauderdale.
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