10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN PHOENIX

Live like a cowboy in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.

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A team-building retreat in The Valley of The Sun, what could be more tempting? Phoenix is an expansive metropolis that bathes in scorching sunshine for the majority of the year. The city’s position at the edge of the Sonoran Desert makes it the perfect place to experience unforgettable outdoor adventures like firearms practice, horse riding and offroad desert driving.

The city itself, at the confluence of the Gila and Salt Rivers, spans a large area and has numerous centres separated by large distances. With a rapidly growing population and thriving tourism industry, there’s no shortage of ideas for a team-building retreat in Phoenix. Some activities on offer include glass blowing workshops, culinary experiences and guided walking tours.

The unbeatable climate and diversity of activities make Phoenix one of our favourite team-building retreat destinations. If you’re planning an offsite retreat and need some inspiration, read on to discover the best team-building activities in Phoenix.

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Step into the boots of a cowboy with a Wild West experience

  • The perfect place to experience and feel the spirit of the famous and nameless cowboys soldiers, pioneers, outlaws and Indians.
  • Known for our wonderfully conditioned and well-mannered horses for riders of all ages.
  • All group trail rides have a maximum of 6 to 12 riders per group which allows the wrangler to provide the best possible experience.
  • All saddles have a canvas horn bag that can accommodate your personal belongings.
  • The trail passes through the majestic Sonoran Desert and lasts approximately one hour.
  • Have the wrangler take incredible photos as you cross the desert plains on horseback. 

Sample the local cuisine with a guided food tour

  • Follow local guides as they open your eyes to numerous restaurants, saloons, wineries, breweries and specialty shops.
  • Taste delicious foods and wines while learning about the local history.
  • This comprehensive tour takes your team on a 3-hour expedition through the city.
  • The knowledgeable local guides are a wealth of interesting facts and exciting stories.
  • Learn about the heritage of local ingredients and their journey from farm to plate.

Improve team skills at the escape room

  • Attempt a series of challenging puzzles as your team attempts to escape the room.
  • The best way to improve employee communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • The on-site gamemasters provide the perfect amount of clues while ensuring the games remain challenging.
  • The rooms are spacious with plenty of exploring potential.
  • Located in a quiet yet easily accessible area.

Go all-out on a high-octane desert adventure

  • Kick up some desert dust as you race through the sand in military-grade Tomcar UTVs.
  • Expert guides lead you through the beautiful Sonoran desert for over 3 hours.
  • Embark on a truly exciting desert adventure and discover the truly unique wildlife. 
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views, incredible arid terrain and ancient native American ruins.
  • Learn to fire a weapon with certified NRA firearms instructors.

Improve your culinary skills with a tutored cookery course

  • Bond and interact with your team while learning useful new skills.
  • Choose from a variety of themed cooking classes and put your chef skills to the test.
  • Professionally trained instructors guide you through the experience.
  • Access a state-of-the-art professional cooking facility.
  • Impress your friends and family with these take-home skills.

Make a work of art at the glass blowing studio

  • The newest glass blowing studio and art gallery space in Downtown Phoenix.
  • A skilled instructor guides you through the creation process.
  • Bond with your team while learning the coveted art of glass blowing.
  • Choose colours and manipulate designs before the professionals take over to create your piece.
  • Create something truly unique that you can take home to friends and family.

Discover Phoenix onboard a pedal-powered party bike

  • The party boat can host up to 15 people for private events.
  • The fleet of 12 pedal-powered party bikes has a total shared capacity of 180 people.
  • Purchase your drinks from the on-site liquor store and bring them aboard!
  • You call the shots—stop at your favourite sights along the way.
  • The high-spec sound system and disco lights create an immersive club-like atmosphere.
  • The onboard electric motor makes for an effortless pedalling experience.

Experience the thrill of warfare at the airsoft arena

  • Explore carefully designed rooms that surprise even the most seasoned player.
  • Access professional airsoft equipment from the onsite shop.
  • The passionate staff leads you through the experience with safety briefings and technical hints.
  • Share your experience with your group as you unwind with drinks and pizza after your session.
  • The immersive arenas are composed of open spaces, long hallways and close-quarter combat zones.

Unleash your creativity at this alcohol-infused art studio

  • Improve your artistic capabilities with the help of your favourite tonic.
  • All experience levels are welcome to come and learn new painting skills.
  • The perfect opportunity for your team to bond and unwind.
  • Experienced art tutors provide useful step-by-step instructions.
  • All art materials are provided.

Bury the hatchet with an axe-throwing experience

  • Learn to throw axes at Arizona’s premiere axe-throwing facility.
  • Keep track of the scores with state-of-the-art digital display screens.
  • Learn to hit the bullseye with tuition from experienced axe-throwing instructors.
  • Bring your employees together over a light-hearted activity.
  • Enjoy a glass of delicious local craft beer available on site.
  • The experience takes place in a spacious and clean facility. 

Organize your next company retreat with Surf Office

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

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