Baltimore is one of America’s oldest cities, home to dozens of historic neighborhoods and some of the East Coast’s best museums, including the National Aquarium. From crab cakes to Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore features many of the most noteworthy cultural offerings on this side of the country. Whether your team is based in Baltimore or simply visiting, make the most of your time in the city by choosing one of these incredible team outing ideas in Baltimore. There’s something here for every occasion and time of year, so get your team out of the office and have fun!
1. Race go-karts at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway
You’re never too old for go-karts and, at this indoor speedway, you can go from zero to 50 miles per hour on a twisting, turning racetrack. Your team will receive a safety briefing before buckling up for a combination of races and team-building activities, including the Pit Crew Challenge and a Grand Prix tournament. You can also rent out additional spaces for a catered lunch or off-site meeting, with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
2. Host a custom event at a Peerspace venue
If you want the space to come up with your own team outing ideas in Baltimore, consider renting an unconventional venue on Peerspace. Whether you book an indoor lounge or a rooftop with a view, you can bring your own professional caterer or photographer to the venue. Many of these spaces come with A/V gear and equipment rentals available through your local host. If not, you can call up the Peerspace Concierge service to help you create a customized booking.
3. Solve the puzzle at Charmed City Clue Room
Escape rooms are all over the world these days, but the puzzles at Charmed City have a local Baltimore twist. Stop a railroad robbery, solve a Poe-themed mystery at Inner Harbor, or play the Gangster’s Gamble in Towson, Maryland. If you can’t visit any of these venues in person, the company can also bring a mobile version of the game to you at your office or Peerspace rental. This is a great option if you’re hosting a team retreat and want a fun activity to break up the day.
4. Sample some brews with City Brew Tours
Baltimore’s craft beer scene is on the rise, and there’s no better way to explore it than with City Brew Tours. Take your team on a customized tour of several local breweries, with samples of beer at each one. City Brew Tours will tailor the tour to fit your size and budget, making this a great team outing for a group of any size. You can also book a workshop led by a craft beer expert to learn about beer tasting, brewing techniques, history, and more.
5. Improve your aim at Urban Axes
Practice your aim with a group booking at Urban Axes, Baltimore’s local axe-throwing league. If a game of darts is too tame for your team, then Urban Axes might be just the sport for you. With a private booking, you’ll get your own axe-throwing lane and a resident “Axepert” to brief you on safety and technique. You can also order beer and wine on site, making this a fun alternative to typical happy hour outings. You can bring your own food or have it delivered.
6. Go on a culinary scavenger hunt with 4 Lobe
A food company called 4 Lobe may seem like a strange name, but it refers to the four lobes of the brain that are activated when you take part in one of their culinary tours, cooking lessons, and scavenger hunts. Whether you choose to host a cooking challenge at your Peerspace venue, take a tour of Baltimore’s dining scene, or go on a pub crawl, a 4 Lobe experience will get you thinking differently about the food you eat every day!
7. Learn to sail at Downtown Sailing Center
One of Baltimore’s highlights is its location on the Atlantic Ocean and its history as a major East Coast seaport. Take part in Baltimore’s sailing culture by booking a team sailing lesson or race with the Downtown Sailing Center. Groups of up to 100 can take part in a half- or full-day course on the water, with catered lunch and swag options available for an additional fee.
8. Take a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Learn about the region’s industrial history in a fun, hands-on way with a field trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. In addition to a tour of the museum, you can take part in a cannery activity, in which your team will learn how local oysters were shucked, steamed, canned, and labeled as far back as 1883. This interactive experience is great for groups of up to 30 people.
9. Have an indoor climbing competition at Earth Treks
Get a workout at the Earth Treks indoor climbing gym, which offers group packages for teams of all ages and experience levels. You can book your own private climbing area and arrange for a trained instructor to lead your team through team-building exercises and climbing challenges. Bring your own food and drink or hire a local caterer.
10. Take a comedy class with Baltimore Improv Group
It can be hard to let your guard down in front of your colleagues, but the Baltimore Improv Group makes it easy with customized workshops and comedy classes. Everyone on your team will be sure to get over their stage fright with this workshop based around collaboration and creativity. This is a great way to build communication skills in a supportive, encouraging environment. If you aren’t ready for an interactive workshop, book a private comedy show instead!
Baltimore’s location makes it easy to plan a successful group outing. With its mix of East Coast culture and world-class museums, you’ll find plenty of great team outing ideas in Baltimore and nearby cities. Choose from one of these fun activities, or search for a location on Peerspace that meets your needs. Many of the region’s best venues are just a short bus or train ride away from downtown. You can always call up the Concierge Service for help booking a professional caterer, photographer, or workshop facilitator who can bring the fun team activities to you!