PLAN A GROUP OUTING IN AUSTIN
Group activities are the perfect way to encourage mingling and team building. Austin offers lots of ways for your group to come together and have fun while establishing meaningful working relationships. Here are some great interactive ideas, ranging from awesome adventures to giving back opportunities and even a bit of friendly competition, to help get your planning started.
Audi Driving Experience. Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) Audi Driving Experience Program
Rev up some team spirit with a thrilling driving experience at the only Formula One® circuit in the United States. Guests get to become a professional racecar driver for a day during the new COTA Audi Driving Experience, challenging their driving skills on one of the most technical tracks in the world. As they’re having fun, your attendees (as either a driver or passenger with a professional instructor) will learn dynamic driving techniques while gaining a new appreciation for the power of cars.
The Range at Austin
Target team building at this shooting facility that features 37 rifle-rated lanes, which include five 100-yard rifle lanes outfitted with innovative targeting systems. Trained instructors and range masters are on hand to walk visitors through the proper handling of a variety of firearms, including those manufactured by Glock and Remington. The Range also offers private event space within its 52,000-square-foot facility.
The Escape Game Austin
Nothing brings groups closer together more than going on an adventure with one another! Especially when that adventure involves being "locked" in a room with only 60 minutes to get out. The Escape Game's adventures offer a one-of-a-kind tactile experience that allow groups to truly unplug and connect. Each of their uniquely immersive games are challenging and fun; and there’s always a few great laugh out loud moments. From uncovering hidden gold to breaking out of prison, these adventures are sure to be a hit with every member of your group. You might escape... you WILL have fun!
Plan an indoor axe-throwing outing at the brand-new Austin location. Start with safety instructions from a qualified coach, then launch into a friendly competitive tournament to see who in your group has the eagle-eyed skills to hit the bullseye. You can even arrange to award the winner a golden axe trophy.
Credit Sarah Kehoe.
Get your group pumped with a rousing indoor cycling session. In just 45 minutes, your attendees will get a full-body, fat-burning cardio workout. Inspiring instructors, candlelight and pounding music make SoulCycle a fun and healthy group activity. Reserve an entire studio for a private ride.
Giving Good is PCMA’s comprehensive online resource that helps meeting planners find, vet and book community impact projects; connect with other event organizers; and get additional information from destination service departments or the charities themselves. It’s as easy as inputting your event destination, searching the database of Giving Good projects to find the project best suited to your group, then connecting with the organization. Austin charities include the Hope Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Sammy’s House.
Austin Detours Scavengetr Hunt
Get your group to work together on solving the clues to a scavenger hunt arranged by Austin Detours. Groups of up to 300 can take part in The Ultimate Austin Scavenger Hunt that can last from 2-4 hours. This fast-moving team challenge zips around town, stopping at Austin landmarks and offbeat spots where attendees decipher riddles, play games, gather items and even have time for selfies. The winning team can be honored with a lighthearted awards ceremony complete with prizes.
UWATX Scavenger Hunt
United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) offers the interactive UWATX Scavenger Hunt that combines team building with building awareness of the work that United Way does to benefit the community. Over the course of four hours, teams of 4-5 participants are involved in everything from becoming part of a small volunteer project to looking for scavenger items related to United Way’s mission. It’s a great way for groups to engage in community service and potentially raise funds for a good cause.