Looking for something a little less conventional? Youve come to the right place. Oaklands activities for meetings and groups are anything but ordinary.
Feeling like you need a breather from the back-to-back meetings? Enjoy a luxurious day at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, voted among the 10 best spas of its kind by Vogue, Elle and Shape magazines. Treat yourself and your group to acupunctures, facials, massages, yoga classes and more. The Claremont offers customized packages for intimate gatherings and large groups.
Oakland is home to more than a dozen urban wineries, most of which are located along the Oakland waterfront. Bring your group to the East Bay Winery Bike Tours to sample the wineries on two wheels. The guided ride includes stops at several East Bay wineries and lunch. Corporate team building events and custom tours are available. Not ready to ride? Don't worryyou can also tour the wineries by foot.
Root For the Home Teams
Oakland is home to three professional sports teams, including the Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors. Gather the group together and enjoy a game out at the O.co Coliseum or Oakland Arena. There are often offer weekday specials and packages for groups.
Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Always wanted to take a welding class? Have the urge to try glass blowing? Bring your group to The Crucible, Oakland's own industrial arts center for classes and community. The organization offers corporate team building in everything from blacksmithing and fire eating to glass flame working and jewelry making. Let your imagination go wild!
Bring Your Meeting Outdoors
If you're trying to boost attendance for your next conference or meeting, bring your group to Oakland's great outdoors. You'll find 100,000+ acres of parks and trails in the Oakland Hills and along the shoreline and meeting space too! The Shoreline Center along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline offers a picturesque background for your group to enjoy.
Oaklands food tours are a great way to taste some of the best cuisine in the country, found right here in Oakland. Check out local tour companies like Edible Excursions, Localite and Savor Oakland to sample the best of the best in each neighborhood. Tours are held every week (check dates and details), and special group tours are available upon request.
Join the Circus
If you've ever wanted to fly on a trapeze or learn the ins and outs of circus arts, Oakland is the place for you. Head to Trapeze Arts or the Kinetic Arts Center for teambuilding activities and events.
Sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding Oakland's waterfront has adventures of all kinds. California Canoe & Kayak is the West's finest and most extensive paddle sports company, offering classes in kayaking basics and more. Join the best sailors in the world at J World Sailing School, or enjoy an excursion on the Bay with Bay Voyager.