Best Company Retreats in California

California. An adult playground providing the best of instant gratification. Earth Missions has combed through this coastal cornucopia of sun, wine and activity, picking the best off the vine for corporate retreat companies. Each location bullet-points a vast selection of options to cultivate perfection for your team building events.

Spending dedicated time to strengthen collaboration between team members improves cooperation, an essential factor of successful companies. Choosing an ideal venue for your company retreat is key. Activities on retreats can help to promote teamwork. Having a vast selection of fresh new outdoor choices helps leverage a powerful result, even for startup retreats.
If you’re planning a retreat, leave the details to Earth Missions – Check out this menu of opportunity, California style.


Within an approximate 2-hour drive from San Francisco / SFO airport, a collection of unique coastal escape awaits you and your team for a laid-back and challenging experience all its own, featuring unique teambuilding events.

Sonoma – Wine Country

Just North of San Fran, Sonoma County deems itself ‘Wine Country Unfiltered.’ Boasting stunning wine country and breathtaking views, Sonoma also features rustic hiking trails leading to famous running waters, afloat the Russian River. Imagine fun team building activities and teambuilding events within this desirable background. Just like a well-structured Cabernet, Sonoma County offers a compelling variety of unexpected activities, making it a choice destination for corporate retreat companies. Travel time is about 2 hours, enjoy staying in B&Bs or classic hotels featuring the wine lover lifestyle.

Russian River

76 miles of scenic coastline joined with cool waters amidst the majestic redwood forest is what California’s Russian River has to offer. Sharing amenities and services unlike anywhere else, for an outstanding corporate trip, all within Sonoma County’s celebrated wine country. Connected by a collection of vintage northern California towns, this area is originally known for logging and train stops during a historical time. Just as the gold-miners did, discover how your company trip can create a unique venture along this riverside area. Approximately 2 hours north of San Fran, stay in rustic cottages or luxurious spa hotels, all guaranteeing the best staff retreat ideas.

Napa – Wine Country

Cycling on a Wine Trail? Napa Valley reaches higher to highlight ultimate California flair. Studded with Michelin-starred restaurants, lavish spas, resort and winemaking aficionados, you can count on Napa as your concierge to upscale Northern California, ensuring memorable team building events near the Bay Area. From hot-springs to wine tasting, there is no limit to the type of activities for retreat we can create for your team in Napa. About an hour and a half from San Francisco, stay in a Cliffside bungalow, a restored Airstream or even an actual Castle. Napa has it all.

Marin County

Embedded in the North Bay coastline adjacent to San Francisco, Marin County is known as a leader in arts and culture. Compelling camp sites, state parks, rustic wildlife and hiking peaks are just the beginning of what Marin County can offer for your team retreat. Get creative alongside events and festivals, from farm-to-table to Summer of Love music experiences. Vast opportunities await. About an hour from San Francisco, stay in boutique hotels or classic lodges, all designed for stellar, fun team building activities.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz invites you to “Cruz” to their laid-back way of life. You’ll find great surf, sandy beaches, organic farms, and much more. The gateway of California’s Redwood Forest offers countless adventures for corporate event planning and team building games. Train rides, zip-lines, sky bridges, and aerial adventures are just the tipping point for what this classic California destination has to share. Your team building activites will be structured in one of the most lush areas in California. An hour and a half from San Francisco, stay in a contemporary hotel or a beachfront resort. The choices are limitless in Santa Cruz.

Half Moon Bay

Approximately 28 miles from San Fran, Half Moon Bay proudly features a stunning seaside community. And, the newly founded California Coastline Trail stretches through several different parts of authentic, rustic California coast-side living literally begging for work retreats, corporate team building and the best staff retreat ideas. Fresh seafood, biking trails and beachside activities are simply breathtaking, making for a more relaxed approach to the California lifestyle and corporate event ideas. A short 45 minute drive from SFO, stay in a beach house, hotel & spa or even on a boat.


Corporate team building activities are plenty in Sausalito. Located at the foot of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito is known for classic bay lifestyle. Kayaking, chartered boat tours, shoreline fun and the Marine Mammal Center separate this Northern California favorite as a destination for coastal city life, establishing an attractive setting for your company retreat. Seaplane flights, board-sports and historic and luxurious amenities await for a specific approach to curating the best staff retreats, in a destination rare as Sausalito. A mere 30 minute drive from SFO airport will have you nestled in Sausalito, stay in the Historic Gables Inn or boutique hotels with bay views.


Corporate retreats near LA are becoming a demanding trend and with good reason. Want to discover life outside of Hollywood? What better place than Southern California to define a connected, powerful, network based trip where you can apply your experiences immediately? SoCal delivers the best staff retreat ideas. We can define a collection of destinations which may surprise you.

In just 2 hours drive from Los Angeles / LAX – the world is at your fingertips. Earth Missions on Southern California.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs blends colorful desert life with modern architecture and historical flair. Celebrating a bygone era who hosted the Hollywood elite, entrepreneurial sorts flock to this destination of endless opportunity for corporate retreat venues and teambuilding events. Golf, Spa, Resort Life, galleries, and unique outdoor desert lifestyle appeals to many. Just 2 short hours from Los Angeles / LAX, stay in a Casita, a Cabana, rent a house or stay in a luxurious hotel with every amenity imaginable. Just two short hours from LAX, you’ll most definitely experience the best corporate retreat with us leading the edge in Palm Springs.

Joshua Tree

Want a unique meeting space for your group? Located in the high desert of the greater Palm Springs area, you’ll see desert life in its original form. Joshua Tree is a cultural icon known for state of mind as much as its unique landscape. Your company retreat will be embedded inside beautiful vistas, boulder formations and authentic desert wildflowers. See how artistic expression meets a stunning National Park. In just under 3 hours, your team will connect with nature deepened in a desert all your own. Use the natural course of the desert to design fun team building activities. Stay in a cabin, hacienda or even an upscale trailer park.

Big Bear

Big Bear Lake rests in the backyard of Los Angeles atop the San Bernadino Mountains, and has much more to offer than local winter snow sports. All four seasons long, corporate retreat companies score. Jet ski the lake, embark on helicopter tours, take a polar plunge, shred snow sports, or parasailing and wake-boarding. Fishing, boating, mountain biking and so much more await your team just 2 hours from LAX. For a team retreat, office retreat, team building exercises, or corporate team building activities, this area will provide a wide wingspan all its own.


Planning a retreat? The Ojai Valley has been a destination off the common grid of Southern California life for decades, due to its bond to land conservancy and Los Padres National Forest. Outdoor adventure and fresh air await your team as you strategize a company retreat in this valley paradise. Tennis, Golf, lakeside activity, fishing trips, canoeing and jeep yours are just a few of the daily activities you’ll enjoy. In just under 2 hours from Los Angeles, you’ll be surrounded by mountains and culture dating back to the mid 1800’s. Stay at a ranchito inn or a spa retreat hotel. Either way you’ll be captivated by a unique experience while discovering specific team building exercises.

Santa Barbara

Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is home to classic California charm and history, fun team building experiences await you. Experience leisure, seaside havens, organic ranch-life, or island-hop the Channel Islands. From mountaintop to ocean shore, Santa Barbara is a location with endless activity at your fingertips. Known for some of the best bicycle paths in the U.S., participate in paragliding, pivotal surf breaks, stand-up paddle or seaside exploration. Team building activities in Santa Barbara are a natural fit. 2 short hours from LAX, Earth Missions will make the most of this location featuring defined detail.

Mammoth / Sierras

Treat your team to a mountain experience unlike anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Situated at the edge of one of earth’s largest volcanic calderas, we’ll be planning your fun team building activities alongside granite domes, craters, lava tubes, white quartz and black obsidian. Sculpted by glaciers and rivers valleys and basins pinpoint this area extremely unique. Year-round, have a profound Summer experience or snow-packed Winter activity. 8 hours from LAX and 12 from SFO, this destination will not disappoint. Cater your team building in a compelling way like no other, knowing you’ve provided a mountain retreat California style.

Orange County / Irvine

There’s more than amusement parks awaiting you in the OC. Restoring land conservancy with a high standard of stewardship is what you’ll soon discover, adjacent to the Irvine Ranch Conservancy providing the perfect landscape for your company retreat. Quickly becoming a common space for connecting people to the land, this bold vision of protecting huge spaces of Southern California has deemed this a perfect destination for the and team building events. Choose something fresh and new for your company retreat. Just an hour south of Los Angeles, use this powerful suburb as a launch-pad for creative corporate team building.

San Diego

Kayak to an outdoor concert as a team building experience and then tour a craft brewery as a fun team building activity. Take a rollercoaster ride beachside or camp on the coast near Baja for a comfortable break. San Diego will offer you endless opportunity. The best staff retreat ideas await you – bon Fires at the beach, visit the horse races at Del Mar, climb the California Tower or engage with a pod whales or dolphins off the coast. 3 hours from LA, San Diego has been a longtime southern destination due to its compelling definition, providing corporate event ideas plentifully.


Want an ultimate company trip? If you’re willing to drive just a bit more, you can see one of the largest national parks in North America. Yosemite is a giant of beauty and history, granite cliffs, waterfalls and streams, giant sequoias and limitless biological diversity. Covering almost 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, most visitors relish in 7 square miles of Yosemite Valley. Your team building and corporate retreat agenda will discover rock climb, go fishing, enjoy horseback riding as well as take active tours by air, foot or otherwise as you discover the wonders of this powerful outdoor excursion. A 4-hour drive from SF, your choice of creative stay may highlight your trip like no other – Experience glamping in a classic trailer, stay in a gold rush town or rustic mountain resort.

Big Sur / Cambria

Take a drive down famous Highway 1 to discover California’s untouched coastline. Still one of the most authentic landmarks of coastal living, meet in the small town of Cambria, a locals paradise with the ocean and forest paired in unity. Located just below the known hotspot of Big Sur, this quaint village has been home to some of the most famous artists and pioneers in American history. This area is extremely welcoming for corporate retreat venues and meeting spaces. A 30-minute drive to Paso Robles, will delight your team in wine countries newest landmark for winemaking. Cave tours, paragliding, trail rides, rustic surf spots and foodie eating await. Stay in Big Sur for outdoor hot-springs, nature hikes and authentic yurt living. Drive 5 hours from LAX or SFO to meet the literal center of California’s Central Coast.

Earth Missions will help discover the perfect spot for your Company Retreat. California has plentiful escapes tailor fit for any excursion you are building. Contact us so we can show you how we curate the ultimate experience. Our formula is proven to design the exact features your team requires, every time. Count on our expertise and background catering to corporate retreat companies, corporate event planning, and corporate, and corporate team building activities.

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