Best Team Building Activities: Mild & Wild
Ames Boston Hotel’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships
Freedom Trail Scavenger Hunt
While you could simply stroll Boston’s legendary two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail, which wends its way through 16 Revolutionary Era sites, it’s even more enjoyable when there’s an interactive game component to it. In this teambuilding activity, groups hunt to find and photograph certain landmarks. The team that completes the entire scavenger hunt first – and correctly – wins.
North End Food Tour
If there’s one thing the North End of Boston is best known for, it’s its scores of Italian eateries specializing in everything from pasta to pizza to pastries. Mingle with your colleagues over a leisurely-paced one-mile walking tour that carves through the streets of this neighborhood and stops at three different iconic restaurants for wine, apps, and famous Italian pastries.
Charles River Excursions
The best view of Boston’s skyline is accessed via the Charles River, perhaps New England’s most prominent urban river. Paddle Boston provides the kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards (groups up to 50), you bring the paddling power to push you past the Dome of MIT, the Esplanade, and landmarks like the Hancock and Prudential buildings, Citgo Sign, and Financial District.
What better way for coworkers to bond than over brews? National beer brand Samuel Adams makes its home here in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain Both and offers both public and private tours (for groups of 20 or more). Harpoon Brewery, located in the Marine Industrial Park of South Boston, offers one-hour public tours on the hour (on weekends, it’s every 20 minutes) and private tours for groups who also book a room rental or event space.
Boston Duck Tours
Is it a car? A boat? Or a bit of both? Set in authentic World War II amphibious landing vehicles, these iconic tours travel to famous Boston landmarks, like gold-domed State House, Bunker Hill, and Quincy Market. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the con-”duck”-tor steers you right to the edge of the Charles, then in to the river, where guests can take turns manning the wheel of this water-friendly vehicle.