Team building activities tend to get a bad rap, because we immediately picture mandatory workshops organized by HR where you have to build boats using Legos or sit in a circle looking miserable and dissociating to distant lands full of rainbows. And frankly, there’s some truth to that.
However, if you’re planning a team building for your company, you don’t have to go the same route to foster bonding between coworkers and can opt for stepping outside the four walls of your office for a few hours, instead. Fortunately, Vegas is spoilt for choice when it comes to fun activities that bring people closer and build camaraderie. From intense escape rooms and immersive experiences to axe throwing (yep, that’s a thing) and art classes, these team building activities in Sin City are both fun and can be useful learning experiences.
We’re starting the roundup with a thrilling and immersive activity that is full of cerebral and physical team challenges and based on the popular Netflix movie ‘Army of the Dead’. Your team has to gear up with a VR headset and a gun and face off against the undead to rescue civilians trapped in a zombie-infested Sin City.
Although Viva Las Vengeance is an activity-based technique, it also sets a problem in the beginning of the activity and lets coworkers think of creative solutions and therefore, achieve team success. What better way to foster group bonding than fighting zombies using state-of-the-art VR technology?
📍AREA15 – 3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, 89102
Next on our list is this engaging city game that really captures the innovative spirit of Las Vegas and is also a creative alternative to indoor team building exercises. Step outside the office and take in the beautiful neon lights and cityscape, instead.
Led by a guide, you follow clues to discover hidden and intriguing places and solve puzzles with your team members. Starting at MGM Grand, for 1 hour and 30 minutes you’ll explore famous architectural masterpieces that make Vegas what it is.
📍 3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, 89109
3. Channel your inner Mariah in front of your colleagues at karaoke
There is nothing more humbling than singing in front of people, let alone your coworkers who you’ve normally seen in more formal settings. But that’s also the beauty of choosing karaoke for team bonding! Karaoke allows people to get to know each other, particularly their interests, music taste, their strengths and weaknesses. And it’s a lot of fun, too! Vegas is packed with great karaoke bars and honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of them, but these are some of our favorites:
Located 50 miles from the bright lights of Vegas, the Valley of Fire is one of Nevada’s stunning parks, packed with bright red Aztec sandstone, petrified trees and petroglyphs from 2000 years ago. Prepare for a beautiful and inspiring hike with your team through rugged rock formations, designed to suit every fitness level.
It’s an exhilarating getaway from the confines of the office and best of all, you’ll be led by a knowledgeable guide, who will give you insights into the historic and geologic importance of the park. Snacks are included, but make sure to bring your sunscreen!
📍 Moapa Valley, 89040
Escape rooms are great activities to build key skills within your team, such as effective communication, collaboration, patience and problem solving. The Escape Game Las Vegas is great because you get to choose from four different themed games based on your interests, Prison Break, Gold Rush, Playground and The Heist. Book each game for up to eight people, solve clues and puzzles for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Let the adventure begin!
📍 3500 Las Vegas Blvd S Space T-11B, Las Vegas, 89109
If we’re talking about bonding and uniting around a sport everyone loves, then football is definitely it. Catch a game with your team and support the Raiders in an exciting and vibrant environment full of adrenaline.
You can also take a guided tour of Allegiant Stadium prior to the game and check out the behind-the-scenes first hand! From the locker rooms and moments through Raiders history to the Broadcast Booth and private suits, you’ll even get the chance to step out onto the field. It’s an incredible experience your team mates won’t forget any time soon.
📍 3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas, 89118
How about energizing your team with a thrilling ride that offers a panoramic view of the city as well as an outdoor lounge? As you step into the helix for an open-air balloon ride taking you up 130-feet high, we’re sure your coworkers won’t be rolling their eyes and wishing they were some place else. This aerial experience allows guests to bond over the beautiful neon lights of Sin City whilst sipping on refreshing beverages and toasting to new friendships.
📍 3215 South Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, 89102
No matter the context, there’s no issue that can’t be solved around a good plate of food. Whether the purpose of your get-together is to get to know your coworkers better or conflict resolution, Vegas has a wide range of restaurants that offer incredible bites. From comfort food and cantinas to celebrity chef restaurants and fine dining experiences, you have plenty of choices to choose from that are guaranteed to satisfy your colleagues’ cravings.
This next experience is located in AREA15, just off the Strip. It’s a great way to release some bottled up anger and encourage some friendly competition within your group. Don’t worry though. You’ll be guided by a private axe throwing coach that will give you tips and show you throwing techniques.
Although most people aim for the bullseye and try to compete for bragging rights, this fun activity can help your team members build bonds, as they cheer on their work buddies. But it’s not just axe throwing! Socialize between throws and savor refreshing drinks and appetizers at the full service bar and cocktail lounge.
📍 3215 S Rancho Dr Suite 160, Las Vegas, 89102
For a less raucous activity, get crafty! Corks ‘n Crafts offers imaginative art classes, where you can tap into your inner artist, while sipping on a nice bubbly or craft beer. Keyword here is creativity. Consequently, people’s creations will reveal your team members’ personalities and interests, so it allows your team to get to know one another on a deeper level. The studio provides the supplies and tools for you to solely focus on your masterpiece.
📍 1875 Festival Plaza Drive Suite 100, Las Vegas, 89135
Sometimes it’s better to choose healthier options to get your team moving, bonding and to boost morale. And this day trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, aka the Grand Canyon, might just to the trick. Stroll by the canyon rim, share stories and snap pictures of the beautiful scenery. You’ll be picked up in the morning in Vegas and a deli style box lunch and refreshments will also be provided to keep you energized during the day.
📍 Pickup: 2585 East Flamingo Road #13a, Las Vegas, 89121
Why not enjoy a round of mini golf with your team in an other-worldly setting? You’ll enter the Twilight Zone and be greeted by groovy artwork, eerie props and a live on-course DJ blasting music from the past, taking you to your favorite on-screen moments from the horror TV series. It’s an 10,000 sq. ft themed attraction, so it’s perfect for different group sizes.
📍 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, 89109
13. Crawl the hottest bars in Vegas
You can always go for the safe(-ish) option and take your team to a bar, or in this case, more than a couple! I mean, who doesn’t love a good drink to break the ice? Listen, sometimes we need to blow off some steam and a bar crawl in Vegas is an offer you can’t refuse. Enjoy free drinks and shots throughout the night and create timeless memories with your coworkers. Take a look at the bar crawl options below to start having fun with your team. Some of them include party limo bus rides: