Fun and Active Group Venues- San Francisco
Four options for fun team building activities in San Francisco are Fort Miley Adventure Ropes Course, Mr. Treasure Hunt, Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, and Breakout IQ Escape Room. Below is the requested information about those activities and an explanation of our research methodology.
1. Fort Miley Adventure Ropes Course
- The Fort Miley Adventure Ropes Course is located at the intersection of El Camino Del Mar & Seal Rock Drive in San Francisco, California.
- This group outing satisfies the requisite criteria because it's fun (as it's a combination ropes course and zip line, plus is expressly described as fun), can accommodate groups of up to 75 people, contributes to team building because there are specific team building programs offered, and there is a large restaurant nearby that's suitable for a large group to have cocktails at (Beach Chalet which offers group event reservations).
- The price per person is not listed, as the organization asks people to contact them directly for pricing inquiries. However, a $200 deposit is needed to make a group reservation.
2. Mr. Treasure Hunt
- Mr. Treasure Hunt offers 19 treasure hunt locations across San Francisco.
- This group outing satisfies the requisite criteria because it's fun (since it's a combination treasure hunt with clues that lead groups across areas of San Francisco, makes groups take funny pictures during the treasure hunt, and is expressly described as fun), can accommodate groups of any size (thus including a group of 60 people), is near bars/restaurants that can accommodate a large group for cocktails due to its numerous locations across San Francisco (one of which is Natoma Cabana), and contributes to team building because it's specifically designed for team building outings.
- The cost per person is not stated, as the company says to contact them because they "have various pricing options . . . depending upon [the] level of customization and size of [the] group."
3. magowan's Infinite mirror maze
- Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze is located at Building O-11 , PIER 39 , San Francisco, California 94133.
- Magowan's satisfies the requisite criteria because it's fun (as it's a giant indoor mirror maze), can accommodate a group of 60 people (which we determined by checking the group booking link and entered over 60 tickets, which it allowed us to do, so we logically and reasonably assume that a group of 60 can be accommodated), contributes to team building because Magowan's specifically offers team building outings, and is near bars/restaurants that can accommodate a large group for cocktails (one of which is Luau Lounge at the Players Sports Grill & Arcade on Pier 39, which is where Magowan's is).
- We calculated that the price per person is $4.
- Normally, the price per person is $5, but there's a 20% discount for groups of 20+ people.
- We calculated the price with the 20% discount factored in by multiplying 5 (representing $5) by .2 (representing the 20% discount), which equals 1 (the dollar discount per person). Lastly, we subtracted 1 (the dollar discount per person) from 5 (the normal admission price per person), which equals 4 (the price per person).
4. breakout IQ Escape Room
- Breakout IQ Esacape Room is offered throughout San Francisco, as flexible locations are offered (in office or offsite).
- This group outing satisfies the requisite criteria because it's fun (multiple people described it as such and it features thrilling themes for the escape room games), can accommodate groups up to 500+ people, can be held near places where a group of 60 people can have cocktails (one of which is Press Club) due to the flexible locations available, and contributes to team building because it's specifically designed for team building outings and "a broad mix of personalities [is necessary] to conquer each challenge, so . . . [the] entire team will have a blast."
- The price per person is $50-75.
YOUR RESEARCH TEAM APPLIED THE FOLLOWING STRATEGY:
We found the four fun team building activities in San Francisco listed above by first looking for articles/web pages that listed and described such outings. One such source that we consulted was Yelp, which featured lists of popular team building outings in San Francisco. We then looked up those companies/activities/outings individually to see if they met all the specified criteria (i.e. group size, fun, etc.). The reasons we included the four outings above is because (1) they meet the specified criteria and (2) they are each unique from the others, so that our list of outings was diverse. Lastly, we determined bars/restaurants suitable for a large group to have cocktails at by using Google Maps and/or a Yelp list of bars/restaurants with private event rooms, entering the outing location, and then searching for nearby bars/restaurants. We then looked up those bars/restaurants listed and selected ones that offer private event rooms for large groups. Also, since some of the outing locations are flexible, other bars/restaurants capable of hosting a large group for cocktails are available, which can be found within the Google Maps included herein plus in the Yelp list of San Francisco cocktail venues with private event rooms.