If your team is based in sunny L.A., you’re in luck!
Los Angeles is one of the best cities to host a team-building event — thanks to the mild climate, gorgeous scenery, and iconic neighborhoods. You could host a team-building event each month and never get bored of your options here.
Check out our definitive list of the six top team-building ideas for Los Angeles if you need a few ideas.
Things to Consider for LA Team Building Events
When it comes to creating a team-building event in Los Angeles, you’ll want to consider a few factors, including location, weather, and safety.
Let’s face it: nothing really feels ‘normal’ yet. Some of your employees might feel a little anxious about high-fives and piggy-back rides, and that’s totally understandable. Others might feel ready to break out of their quarantine pods and get back to business.
No matter where your employees land on the safety spectrum, there are a few factors you may want to consider when it comes to planning a team-building event in Los Angeles.
If your company is based in Los Angeles, you’ll have your pick of cool locales for your event. From world-class museums, parks, beaches, and trendy neighborhoods, the choice is yours: why not get out and enjoy the city?
If you have team members that are visiting from out of town, you’ll definitely want to show them around.
Not only does Los Angeles feature award-winning cuisine and attractions, but the weather is also ideal year-round. It would practically be criminal not to take advantage of that Cali sun for your event.
Consider where you want your event to happen carefully. In Los Angeles, we don’t always recommend activities that include traveling to different neighborhoods (because… traffic). You may even want to stick to just one neighborhood so you don’t need to organize transportation, too (unless your event takes advantage of the city’s metro!).
COVID-19 Best Practices
The city of Los Angeles (and the state of California, for that matter) has strict social distancing guidelines.
You must wear a mask indoors in all public places. If you’re outdoors, it’s strongly recommended that you still wear a mask in large groups.
We at Feet First Events take the safety of our guests very seriously. This is why we recommend that you have a team leader who will create a COVID safety plan to ensure the comfort and safety of all participants.
Of course, we must abide by federal, state, and city laws, too. This means your team lead should enforce mask and social distancing mandates within your group.
Embrace Los Angeles
Los Angeles is truly one of the best cities in the world for team building.
We can recommend several different local neighborhoods to host your event, and we highly recommend you get out into the city! Some of our most popular events were designed to be experienced right here in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for your event, we recommend hosting it at one of the following spots:
- Downtown L.A.
- Santa Monica – the Beach and Third St Promenade
- Westwood Village
- Redondo Beach Pier
Best Team Building Ideas in Los Angeles
Struggling for team building event ideas in Los Angeles?
We had L.A. in mind when we designed the following events. From game shows to challenges to cultural experiences, you can’t go wrong when planning an event in the City of Angels. If you’re bored with the city, why not take your team on a day trip?
Amazing Race LA
Our Amazing Race challenge is our most popular team-building event.
This challenge is based on the popular TV show of the same name. Your team will race around the city, solving puzzles and shooting hilarious team videos in order to get the most points and grab the grand prize.
We love this event because it gives your team the opportunity to get out into the city while learning how to work together more effectively.
If your team is in a bit of a communication rut, our communication breakthrough challenge may be just what you need to make a breakthrough.
And we promise there won’t be any trust falls! Our team will guide you through the event, helping you solve challenges that increase trust and communications and help break down barriers while encouraging empathy.
Indoor or Outdoor Game Shows
Many people consider game shows to be an indoor activity — but we have to politely disagree.
Imagine your team playing Family Feud or Jeopardy on a patio on a gorgeous Southern California day! The sun in LA is almost always shining – why not take advantage of it?!
Survivor Games or Beach Olympics
How about a friendly competition with a Survivor or Olympics theme – all on the gorgeous beach in Santa Monica?! As long as you have fewer than 100 people, the city of Santa Monica actually makes it surprisingly easy to run these events not too far from the iconic Santa Monica Pier.
Your group will have a blast as you compete in a variety of mental and physical challenges that are designed to get team members to work together more effectively. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be athletically inclined to win – and no one gets voted off the island! It’s all about the FUN!!
Day Trip From LA
If you can get out of town for a few hours, why not take a day trip to nearby Santa Barbara, San Diego, or Anaheim for the day to blow off some steam?
Get to know your coworkers in a different setting and get to know the areas outside of Los Angeles. It’s easy to forget that a world outside of the city even exists!
If your group is large enough, consider taking the train or hiring a bus to take you so you can all ride together.
LA Scavenger Hunt
If you’d rather get to know your own city more than another, organize an L.A. scavenger hunt.
Send your team on a wild goose chase through some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods and past famous local landmarks. Your team will get to know each other better as they test each other’s knowledge of L.A.’s haunts.