10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN BALTIMORE

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A fascinating history, beautiful waterfront views and home to some of the world’s best crab cakes, Baltimore is a vibrant city full of things for you and your team to experience.

From distillery tours to adventures through the region’s most haunted spots, you’ll find something for every taste hidden amongst Baltimore’s scenic city streets.

If you’re planning a team building experience in Maryland, keep reading for our list of the top team building activities Baltimore has to offer.

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Explore Baltimore’s history on a haunted walk

  • Experience Baltimore like you never have before with a ghost tour through the city’s most haunted landmarks.
  • Choose to take the traditional walking tour or opt for a little added fun with a haunted pub crawl through the area’s local bar scene! 
  • Your experienced tour guide will regale you with spooky, spellbinding stories of Baltimore’s history and local culture.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as both the traditional tours and pub crawls will require quite a bit of walking!
  • This is a fairly affordable team experience and a great option for teams both big and small.

Explore the waters in inflatable kayaks

  • Easy to maneuver and lightweight, inflatable kayaks are a great way to explore Baltimore’s waterways with your team.
  • A trained guide will assist you on your trip with options to paddle your own craft or navigate the rapids as a group.
  • Keep in mind that the inflatable kayaks do have weight limitations and cannot accommodate passengers over 250 lbs., make sure this option works for your team before booking!
  • Enjoy some team time after your trip at a cabin along the water. You’ll find a small kitchen and fire pit where you can relax and socialize with coworkers while enjoying the beautiful river views from the shoreline.
  • You’ll be provided with all of the equipment you’ll need from paddles to PFDs, just bring yourself and wear clothes you don’t mind getting splashed!

Beat the clock at an escape room

  • If you’re looking for a team building experience that combines communication, strategy and problem-solving, then an escape room may just be the perfect fit for you!
  • You and your team will hunt for clues, solve puzzles and work together to solve your mission and beat the clock.
  • Onsite game masters will take you through everything you need to know before you start and are available throughout to answer any questions. They’ll even walk you through the solution if you run out of time! 
  • Many facilities update their puzzles regularly making this a great, budget-friendly option for both new and returning teams.
  • You’ll have up to one hour to complete your mission but with multiple rooms to choose from you can always opt to try solving another puzzle afterwards if you finish early!

Test your culinary skills with a cooking class

  • Perfect for food lovers and groups looking to change up their traditional team meals, a cooking class is a great way to come together and learn something new.
  • Classes are available for all culinary skill levels, giving you plenty of options to pick from including technique and menu-based formats.
  • A trained chef will take you through everything you need to know, focusing on helping you build technique while exploring new cuisines.
  • After you’re finished cooking, sit down with colleagues to enjoy the fruits of your labour as you dine on your completed meal.
  • Keep in mind this experience can run on the more expensive side and may not be able to accommodate larger teams - be sure to inquire about capacity limitations when booking!

Tour a local distillery

  • Learn a little about Baltimore's history, unwind with team members and sample some of the best rye in the nation on a distillery tour! 
  • Your tour guide will offer a wealth of knowledge, not only on the distilling process but also the city’s history. They may even have some suggestions on a great dinner spot for after your visit!
  • The tour and tasting itself is relatively inexpensive, making this a great option for teams on a wide range of budgets.
  • This is an awesome alternative if you’re planning a team happy hour and want to create a more unique activity for your colleagues.
  • Want to take the experience a step further? Some locations even offer special cocktail classes and more in-depth whiskey education sessions!

Race to the finish at the go kart track

  • Get the adrenaline-pumping and head to the track with coworkers for a team go kart tournament!
  • Staff will set you up with everything you’ll need from state-of-the-art electric go karts to protective equipment that ensures a safe and fun experience for all.
  • Rain or shine this experience is ready for you and your team with climate-controlled facilities that make for perfect racing conditions every day.
  • Hold individual time trials or race as a team in a round robin tournament to see who’s the quickest!
  • This is a fairly budget-friendly experience and is a good option for teams of all sizes. 

Reach new heights at indoor skydiving

  • Calling all thrill-seekers! If you’re looking for a team building experience that is equal parts fun and adrenaline-filled, consider booking an indoor skydiving session for your next retreat.
  • Your team will be assigned a trained instructor who will take you through everything you need to know, joining you in the wind tunnel to ensure a great experience from start to finish.
  • You’ll be provided with all the equipment, but be sure to come wearing comfortable, athletic attire that you can move freely in.
  • Note, some facilities have weight restrictions between 260-300 lbs., be sure that this activity can accommodate all team members before booking.
  • This tends to be a pricier team building experience, but if it's within your budget it’s sure to be an experience your team won’t soon forget.

Get moving with bubble soccer

  • If you’re looking for an active way to have fun with coworkers, practice teamwork skills and blow off some steam after a day of productivity - look no further than bubble soccer!
  • You and your team will wear inflatable bubble suits that allow you to safely bounce off one another and even roll over completely.
  • A coordinator will bring everything you need to your venue of choice, setting everything up, explaining the rules and helping you have an unforgettable experience.
  • Need help booking a venue? Most operators can assist you, make sure to inquire when booking!
  • This is a great option for teams of all sizes with many hosts offering accommodation for groups as small as ten to as large as 500 or more.

Take aim with ax throwing

  • Relax with a little friendly-competition through an ax throwing experience for your next team building day!
  • Upon arrival a trained staff member will take you through everything you need to know from safety protocol to throwing techniques that will have you throwing like an “ax-pert” in no time.
  • Many facilities also double as licensed venues serving beer, wine and cider as well as providing the option to bring your own food so you can snack and sip between throws.
  • Closed-toe shoes are a must and comfortable, athletic attire is recommended - prepare to break a sweat!
  • This is a fairly affordable team building experience and with the option to book multiple laneways it’s an excellent choice for teams of all sizes.

Bounce and bond at the trampoline park

  • Combine fitness and fun with a team building experience at an indoor trampoline park.
  • Get competitive with a trampoline dodgeball tournament, score a slam dunk at the basketball net or engage in a little freestyle fun at the foam pit!
  • Many facilities also offer private rooms for rental so you can enjoy some food and drink with team members after you finish jumping. 
  • Athletic-style clothing is a must. Avoid wearing long scarves, anything too loose or clothing with sharp objects like belts. 
  • This is a fairly low-cost team building experience and is great for larger teams looking to bounce on a budget.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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