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4 Best Group Activities in San Antonio


Pleasing everyone you’re with is nearly impossible, no matter why that group is traveling together. And when everyone’s main reason for gathering is business? Making each and every person happy, even in their own way, becomes that much harder. This is a challenge anyone tasked with planning a meeting or event knows well. But it can be a little bit less of challenge in destinations that do some of their own heavy lifting. San Antonio is one of those places. 

Meetings are no longer just meetings. Corporate travelers increasingly seek to mix business with pleasure and are most inspired by events that include both. This shift in expectations for business travel has only complicated the job for event planners. Now, corporate events must include not only productive meetings but also life-changing experiences. That’s where the destination comes in. 

In a city like San Antonio, groups can meet along the Riverwalk by day and see the many sights by night. The many historical attractions make it easy for meeting and event planners to send their attendees on an adventure. But what if those recreational activities could actually add to, rather than be a break from, the regularly scheduled program? Bring attendees together outside of the meeting room with these five San Antonio group activities. 

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San Antonio Detours

Invigorating group activities of all kinds are a guarantee at San Antonio Detours. From personal tours to corporating outings, San Antonio Detours specializes in what they call “handcrafted adventures.” Each excursion uncovers an aspect of San Antonio that might go otherwise undiscovered, from Hill Country wineries to small-town gems. 

Because each tour is customized to its group, no two outings are the same. This also gives meeting and event planners the chance to schedule a Detour that aligns with their overall event goals. San Antonio Detours can accommodate groups from 2 to 500, leading the group on activities outside of the common tourist traps. Team building events are also part of the experience, so you can promote collaboration even outside of the meeting room. 

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Rio San Antonio Cruise

Sightseeing matters to the business travelers of today. Help them discover the soul of Antonio on a Rio San Antonio Cruise. These cruises and shuttles give participants a unique vantage point of San Antonio’s River Walk and its architecture and culture. While on the Rio Cruise, attendees will also learn about the city’s unique history and culture from an expert guide. 

Go Rio offers chartered excursions, which are the best way to accommodate a corporate event. These outings are longer than their regular cruises, and can also be tailored to your event. Because each excursion is customizable, they’re an ideal way to elevate casual sightseeing to something that suits a business environment.

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Class Axe Throwing

Axe throwing and a corporate group may sound like a dangerous combination. But axe throwing can actually be a fantastic team builder and stress reliever. Chances are, your event will need a little bit of both. Class Axe begins with a crash course on (safe and responsible) axe throwing and a little bit of practice. Then the real games begin.

Class Axe will often split participants into groups and pit them against each other, creating a casually competitive atmosphere. Groups can throw axes and try to rack up points to see which team has the better axe throwers. Class Axe also offers a variety of games like tic tac toe and Horse, each featuring axe throwing.

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Komnata Quest

Discover a San Antonio escape room with a twist at Komnata Quest. Komnata Quest will transport you to fantastical, and often creepy, places. Experience a mystical world of steamships and airplanes, or descend into to the dungeon of an ancient castle. Escape rooms have become a popular team building option and for good reason. Groups must work together if they hope to escape the castle or solve the murder mystery. 

Komnata Quest offers some of the best experiences in San Antonio, thanks to the sheer variety of room options. Though their rooms accommodate only up to six people, these small groups actually encourage quality interaction among participants. Groups have no choice but to communicate and collaborate around a single goal, an experience that will serve them well in the meeting room.

Meeting and event planning is more challenging than most would expect. It requires the organization to pull together a business experience that all attendees can learn from. But it also requires the creativity to find recreational experiences that will enliven the ongoing meeting and networking. Make it easy on yourself by choosing a destination that can do the work for you, starting with San Antonio. You’ll have at your fingertips all the attractions you need to satisfy everyone in attendance.

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306 W. Market Street
San Antonio,TX 78205

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