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Upscale Teambuilding Experiences – Newport Beach, CA

December 20, 2016

The benefits of corporate team building run deep and wide. Team building events can help organizations elevate their employee engagement, boost production, increase profits, and create a thriving company culture. With a focus on collaboration, trust, motivation and just plain group fun, companies can discover far more about employees in an afternoon of teambuilding than several months in the office.

While the perks of teambuilding may be plentiful, the thought of having to participate can send many employees running for the hills. Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys trust falls and obstacle courses. And, when your program happens to be in a luxury destination, there may be expectations of teambuilding activities that play off and up the resort atmosphere. Fortunately, Newport Beach, CA answers the call with innate upscale teambuilding experiences that will get groups excited and engaged.

Team Sailing
Team members can participate at a variety of positions during this activity. Whether they take the helm, hoist a sail, or handle a line, they’ll be working together, building trust, sharing responsibilities, and coaching each other on newly acquired skills. With one of the largest recreational harbors in the country, and a near prefect climate, Newport Beach offers an ideal location for teams to compete in a sailing regatta or a time trial, putting their new skills to the test trying to outmaneuver other boats to the finish line.

Teambuilding Gatsby style
Gatsby style teambuilding may not be physically demanding but it will put take some mental agility, physical coordination and teamwork. Think lawn games, mint juleps and mental challenges. Teambuilding Gatsby style will have your group enjoying the warm air and ocean breezes of Newport Beach as they participate in a circuit of bocce ball, croquet, and badminton.

Team Mixology
Not just for wine lovers, but vodka enthusiasts as well! This activity takes place aboard a luxe yacht and offers spectacular scenery as it cruises through Newport Harbor. Blend some tips, tricks, and trivia from a first-class mixologist, with a bit of friendly competition and you have the perfect recipe for a tastefully chic teambuilding adventure. Interactive, collaborative, social and fun, mixology aboard a yacht brings a new level to corporate teambuilding. Teams will mix, stir and swizzle their way to creative cocktail concoctions as they compete for a variety of ‘top shelf’ prizes.

Scavenger Hunt Newport Beach style
A unique experience filled with plenty of fun! These quiet, comfortable electric boats seat up to 10 passengers and easily glide through the harbor. A Duffy Boat scavenger hunt has teams racing through the water to retrieve clues, and then points them to various landmarks around the harbor where they either collect scavenger hunt items or participate in mental team challenges to ‘win’ prizes. Duffy’s can also double as space for a relaxing cocktail cruise once the team challenge is complete or a unique mode of transportation to harborside restaurants.

When you’re ready to step things up and give your group an upscale teambuilding experience connect with Visit Newport Beach. As local experts, Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this iconic destination with the knowledge and resources to simplify the planning process and offers incentives to extend the meeting budget.

Written by Visit Newport Beach Meetings

As a not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Visit Newport Beach provides destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources tailored specifically to the needs of meeting planners and their clients.

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