Not everything that happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas — some activities are just right for a team building experience, with lessons that you can take back to the office. Whether your team is based in Las Vegas, or you’re planning a trip from a nearby city, you’ll find dozens of options here to get your team working together in a new way. After all, there’s more to this city than just the neon lights. You’ll find some of the world’s best magicians, rock stars, and other celebrities sharing the stage. Get in on the action with these 11 fun team building ideas in Las Vegas.
1. Have a night out at Dinner in the Sky
This activity isn’t for anyone with a fear of heights — but for everyone else, it’s a thrilling team bonding experience that will give you a new perspective on Las Vegas. Take your team on a gourmet dinner outing at a table for 22 suspended 180 feet in the air above the Strip. You’ll have a maître d’, a mixologist, and professional chefs to take care of your needs. Plus, you’ll bring plenty of photos and memories back to the office to remind you of the experience.
2. Host a workshop at a Peerspace venue
Rent a Peerspace venue from a local host to bring your own team building ideas in Las Vegas to life. Whether you want to host a hands-on workshop in a creative studio or take team photos at a luxury penthouse, Peerspace has everything you need to make your team building event a success. You’ll also find some memorable event spaces, such as this chateau-style estate with a game room, sports courts, outdoor pool, and more. Host a field day or off-site retreat with all of the amenities you’d expect from any of the city’s world-class establishments.
3. Get some exercise at Combat Zone Paintball
Paintball has long been a go-to team building activity for high-energy teams. At Combat Zone, it’s easy to plan a corporate event with one of their team building options. They offer packages for standard impact and medium impact paintball, as well as food and drink services. Or, for a more intense experience, fight zombies with Special Ops leaders at Apocaplypse Vegas!
4. Solve the puzzles at Lockdown Escape Room
Not sure combat games are for you? Give your team a more intellectual puzzle with Lockdown Rooms, which has three separate locations in Las Vegas. With games like Cursed Cabin, Mob Boss, Pharaoh’s Curse, and more, you’ll take part in an immersive experience that tests your team’s problem-solving skills and ability to work together under pressure. They offer custom team building experiences that include a post-game debrief to discuss what you learned.
5. Host a Song Slam with Song Division
For a team of workplace rock stars, there’s no better way to experience Vegas than from the stage. Song Division has been creating musical experiences for corporate teams since 2003, and has worked with artists like Prince and Justin Timberlake, and big-name executives like Richard Branson. Their workshops include Song Slam, in which your team writes an original song based on your company’s values, or a VIP studio recording experience. This is a team building idea in Las Vegas that’s suitable for groups of 30 to 1000 people.
6. Sample the flavors of the Strip on a Vegas Foodie Tour
Nothing brings a team together like good food and drink, especially when it comes with a VIP foodie experience. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours will take your group of up to 250 to four of the most impressive restaurants in the city. With VIP seating, a tasting menu, and walking tours between each stop, your team will experience the local food scene in a new way. They’ll be encouraged to swap tables at each stop to lead to new conversations and connections.
7. Enjoy a wine tasting competition with the Sommelier Company
Another great option for a fine dining experience is an event with the Sommelier Company. This time, the focus is on wine. Their team building activities include a wine blending workshop and a taste testing competition, but they also offer tasting stations for corporate events or wine pairing dinners narrated by a sommelier. Whether you choose to focus on wine, beer, or whiskey, you can expect a hands-on experience that will expand your team’s palate and expertise.
8. Take an improv class at Vegas Improv Power
For a more casual team building idea in Las Vegas, take an Improvisation in Business workshop hosted by Vegas Improve Power. This activity is intended to boost your team’s communication, leadership, and crisis management skills through participatory exercises. They offer both virtual and in-person workshops, so you can join them from wherever is most comfortable for you!
9. Go on a scavenger hunt at the Mob Museum
Everyone knows something about Las Vegas’s mobster past — but how much is myth, and how much is reality? At the Mob Museum, you’ll learn about Prohibition, organized crime, and more, through interactive exhibits, such as a firearm training simulator and a crime lab. The museum also offers scavenger hunts and a Mob Mystery game designed as a team building exercise. Solve the clues as a team, then finish off your visit with a stop at the on-site distillery!
10. Visit the Valley of Fire with Pink Adventure Tours
Las Vegas may be a thoroughly modern city, but it’s surrounded by rugged natural beauty, such as the Valley of Fire State Park, less than an hour’s drive away. Take your team to one of these scenic locations on a day trip with Pink Adventure Tours. The 5.5-hour Valley of Fire Tour trip includes a picnic lunch, plenty of photo ops, and a Certified Interpretive Guide. If you have a little more time to spare, take a day trip to Death Valley or the Grand Canyon instead!
11. Mix your own drinks with the Mixology Crew
Finally, cap off your team building experience off with a mixology class that will teach you how to make your own custom cocktails. The Mixology Crew offers team building classes and mixology services for corporate events and parties. Bring your team to one of their three Vegas locations, or plan a mobile class at your office or Peerspace venue. They can accommodate groups of five to 100, making this a great team building idea in Las Vegas for small to mid-sized teams.
Las Vegas can be full of distractions, so these activities offer a great way to keep the focus on what’s important while still celebrating what makes the city special. Remember, you can throw many of these events at a local Peerspace venue. Just browse the listings to find a venue you like, then call up the Concierge to line up a caterer, photographer, and other amenities!