Ways to entertain your corporate group during your business getaway
There’s no denying that Santa Barbara is a picture-perfect seaside town. And, what better way to impress your corporate guests than with an upscale getaway complete with private airport transportation or black car services?
Stumped with how to impress and entertain your guests? Here are our top 6 picks.
- Wine Tours in Santa Ynez Valley
Wine tours can be customized to fit your corporate group’s timing. Take advantage of a private chauffeur who will transport you from one magical vineyard to the next as you indulge in the finest wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley.
- Peace and Serenity
Santa Barbara is an idyllic location for rest and relaxation – just what your corporate group may need after a day of meetings. Fortunately, you’ll find a great deal of serenity with the multitude of spa and wellness services. Local spa offerings are designed to rejuvenate the senses and, who knows, could be just the thing needed to close that important deal.
- Head to Santa Maria
Where better to negotiate terms and talk shop than on the golf course? Keep your corporate guests engaged on the many stunning golf courses in Santa Maria, such as the Santa Maria Country Club and Monarch Dunes Golf Club.
- A Day at the Races
If your corporate group needs to loosen those ties and let down their hair, take them to the Santa Maria Raceway for a high-octane adrenaline outing.
- A Visit to Lompoc
Lompoc is a well-preserved, historically rich town that is well worth a visit. Take advantage of luxury black car services and head out to Lompoc Museum, a small, interesting museum that will teach your group about the area’s rich history.
- Don’t Forget the Nightlife
After a busy day of wheeling and dealing, help your corporate group unwind with a night out in bustling Santa Barbara. The town has a reputation for being a sleepy town once the sun goes down, but if you know where to find the nightlife, you can have a great night out. From exceptional restaurants and bars to busy clubs, there’s something for everyone. Hire a private car for your group and paint the town red during your getaway.
- Go for a Paddle
Paddling along the shoreline offers blissful serenity as you get to take in the multitude of birds and sea lions. Best of all, you can paddle from various points in Santa Barbara, making it a great idea for a corporate bonding day.
Hiring a local guide to take you and your team kayaking means you’ll enjoy a rich experience while discovering ways to improve your paddling skills. You can head off for anything from two to four hours on a kayaking adventure, with the Refugio State Park being one of the most popular locations for this activity. Meet up with a guide at Refugio State Beach and embark on your paddling adventure as you pass over awesome kelp forests and stop at a secluded beach for a delicious picnic and more bonding with your colleagues.
- For the Foodies
One of the hottest spots in Santa Barbara right now is Eat This, Shoot That! The tour company offers a blend of local foods and photography lessons, specially curated for corporate groups. There are beer, food, and wine tours to choose from. The tours can accommodate up to 50 guests at a time and offers the opportunity to explore local flavors in a range of neighborhoods. You’ll pick up a few photography tips along the way, taste local wines, and bond over delicious treats with your team. With so many mouth-watering places to eat in the area, you and your team are in for a sensational treat.
- Art and Wine Time
Art and wine are a match made in heaven, and there are plenty of opportunities to try both in Santa Barbara with your co-workers and corporate guests. Classes offer step-by-step painting instructions, all the necessary materials, and, importantly, plenty of wine. You can book private paint and sip events for your team or hire a team to come to your venue of choice.
Being Santa Barbara, there are options to enjoy a bonding experience as you paint and sip amongst beautiful vineyards. Between the sensational views of the wine country, you can sip on local wines as you create your masterpiece and get to know your coworkers a little better. You don’t need to be a budding artist, just up for the adventure.
Better yet, book a group outing to learn how to paint with wine at Danielle Renee Art’s wine painting classes and create a memorable and fun corporate bonding experience.
Heading over for a corporate getaway? Silk Road Transportation can cover all your transport needs.