For the past few decades, San Antonio has been one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Featuring dozens of museums, theme parks, and sporting venues, this bustling city in Texas is where you’ll always have something exciting to do. Our list of incredible team outing ideas in San Antonio should give you inspiration for days. Whether you choose a relaxed dinner outing on the River Walk, or visit a historic landmark to learn about the region’s Spanish past, San Antonio offers some of the most memorable activities in this part of Texas.
1. Meet local artists at Artpace
San Antonio is a creative city, and a great way to explore its art scene is at Artpace, a non-profit that invites artists from around the world to participate in a two-month residency. The artists are given studio space, a full-time staff, and a budget to bring their vision to life. You can attend an artist-in-residence talk, participate in the creation of public murals, or go to a Morning Mixer, where you’ll share coffee and donuts with other local artists. This is one of the top team outing ideas in San Antonio for creatives that want to get more involved in the community.
2. Rent a unique venue on Peerspace
If you want to get out of the city — or just have a change of scenery without leaving town — look for a memorable venue on Peerspace to host a team retreat or company outing. One of the best venues near San Antonio is Cielo Ranch, a modern home on a beautiful 15-acre property in Hill Country. In addition to an in-ground pool with a stone patio, you’ll find several fireplaces and fire pits both inside and out, plus a modern kitchen and overnight accommodations for up to 12.
You can search on Peerspace to find even more great options throughout the South and Central Texas region. If you need additional services, such as a caterer or photographer, or if you need to rent A/V equipment, just call up the Concierge for help adding these on to your booking.
3. See the flowers at Wildseed Farms
Wildseed Farms is the country’s largest wildflower farm, with over 200 acres of fields to explore. The farm includes walking trails, several seating areas, and a butterfly garden. Not only is it free to visit, it’s open every day of the week, so it’s among the greatest year-round team outing ideas in San Antonio that’s suitable for a photoshoot. Check the website to find out which wildflowers are currently in bloom. There’s also an on-site vineyard, tasting room, and beer garden.
4. Explore the city with Mission Adventure Tours
Whether you prefer to bike, kayak, or explore the city on foot, Mission Adventure Tours will give your team a new perspective on San Antonio. Their bike tour takes you to four historic missions, where you’ll have time to explore the grounds and learn about the Spanish colonial period. On a kayak tour, you’ll learn about wildlife and enjoy the views from the San Antonio River. You don’t need any kayaking experience to explore the city’s scenic waterways on a guided tour.
5. Practice yoga at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is one of the most relaxing places in San Antonio you can take your team. Make the most of your outing by attending a yoga or tai chi class offered by a trained instructor in this beautiful setting. You can even sign up for one of their “Vinyasa and Vino” workshops to enjoy a yoga class followed a wine tasting and tapas sampling for $35 per person!
6. Go underground at the Natural Bridge Caverns
Explore one of the state’s natural wonders at the Natural Bridge Caverns, just a short drive from downtown San Antonio. Although the highlight is the Cavern Tour, there are plenty of things to do above ground, too, including the Twisted Trails Sky Adventure Course and the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup, a 5,000-sq.ft. maze that’s ideal for team-building activities. Complete your outing with an off-site meeting or catered lunch at the Discovery Pavilion.
7. Try some local drinks at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
You don’t have to choose between whiskey and beer on the “brewstillery” tour offered by Ranger Creek Brewing & Distillery. Everyone on your team can try up to three samples of locally-made beer or bourbon while learning about the brewing and distilling process. Take a two-hour tour of their San Antonio facility, or rent out a private room for a dinner party or corporate outing.
8. Attend “adult night” at the children’s DoSeum
The DoSeum children’s museum is intended for kids, but their “ReDo adults’ night” is one of the most memorable team outing ideas in San Antonio for grownups. You’ll get free drinks and appetizers, as well as access to all of the exhibits. Sure, you may feel a little silly playing in the pretend supermarket, but that’s part of the fun! Let go of your inhibitions and take plenty of pictures to bring back to the office.
9. Plan a comedy night at Laugh Out Loud
Laugh Out Loud is one of San Antonio’s best comedy clubs, and you can have the whole space to yourself when you plan a product launch, holiday party, awards ceremony, or improv night for your corporate team. The venue fits up to 425 people in the showroom, making it a great choice for large groups. Most importantly, you’ll have all of the hi-tech A/V gear you’ll need to make the event a success. There’s also an on-site bar that offers a full food-and-drink menu.
10. Play tabletop games at Knight Watch
Knight Watch Games is a roleplaying and board game venue that’s themed like a great hall out of a medieval fantasy novel. You can choose from board games, card games, and more, with staff on hand to help you navigate the rules if you get lost. There are no food or drink options here, but you can bring your own snacks to keep your team fueled and hydrated. Visit on a themed night, such as Nerd’s Night or Ladies Knight Out, to mingle with other gamers.
San Antonio is a welcoming city that has something for everyone. Whether your team wants to enjoy the outdoors, or spend the night inside at a board game night or comedy club, these team outing ideas in San Antonio offer a variety of small-group activities. Remember, you can always book a venue on Peerspace to create your own team outing at a nearby event space or retreat center. Just reach out to the Concierge service if you need any A/V gear or furniture rentals.