Whether your team is based in New York City or you’re just in the city for a quick visit or family vacation, there are plenty of opportunities for team-building adventures and exercises to choose from in New York. Here are some of our top picks…
NYC scavenger hunts
Escape into fantasy, learn about new and strange works of art, and invest in your team bonding at the same time with scavenger hunts like the Wizard School Family Scavenger Hunt at the Met, where you’ll have some fun together while exploring one of New York City’s world-famous museums. If your group isn’t a bunch of Harry Potter fans, don’t worry—other popular hunts include The Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt, The Secrets of Wall Street Scavenger Hunt, and more. Plus, you can book a private hunt for something extra special and unique to your team.
Day trips to Chelsea Piers
No matter what you want out of a team outing, who’s on your team, or even how big the team is, Chelsea Piers has something for you. They’re experts at events from school trips to meetings to holiday parties and corporate team-building activities—including outings, games, and even a mini-Olympics! Check out all the Chelsea Piers team building adventures and activities they have to offer here.
Tour of the Brooklyn Brewery
If you’re looking for team-outing ideas that mix team building with sightseeing and a happy hour, look no further than the Brooklyn Brewery. The brewery offers small-batch tours on weekday evenings, as well as private events for groups. But make sure to plan ahead for this one since tours open 60 days in advance and fill up quickly. Learn more about visiting the brewery here.
This team-building activity needs no introduction. There’s always a sporting event going on in NYC, no matter the season. See the Knicks, Mets, Giants, Yankees, the Rangers—even catch the U.S. Open if the timing is right—and more. Catching a game or match makes for a perfect team outing that’s fun, simple, and accessible for everyone. Get more information on New York sporting events here.
Cooking demo/food tour
If you’re looking for a mouthwatering and educational team outing in NYC, this one is a perfect fit. If your team is full of aspiring chefs, try out a private culinary experience, complete with a cooking class from professional chefs, in the heart of Greenwich Village. Or if you’d rather get a broader introduction to the food of the city without all the work, check out one of these tours.
For a unique team outing, consider the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn. You can drop by with a small group anytime on a first-come-first-served basis, or you can book a private party for your team. Plus, the experience comes complete with drinks, rotating local food trucks, live music, and board games—so even those who don’t want to play shuffleboard will still have a great time. Visit the Royal Palms website to learn more about what they offer!
Nothing brings a team together like an escape room, so why not go to the original escape room in New York City. Escape The Room is the number-one escape room and is perfect for a team-building activity. Your team will build relationships as you work together to solve puzzles, unravel mysteries, and escape! Check out team-building options and availability at Escape The Room here.
NYC has the perfect outing for every team—no matter who you are or what you do, you can definitely find something that your whole team will love. Happy team building!