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Whether you’re looking for a fun way to bond with or thank a good client, or a creative end of the year team building activity for employees, now is a great time to escape the office and have an adventure with these local companies.

Escape My Room

A team experience like no other, Escape My Room invites groups from two to eight people to be locked in a room where they must work together to find clues and solve puzzles to escape in under an hour. Escape My Room offers two different themed rooms to choose from — the Mardi Gras Study and the Jazz Parlor. To accommodate groups that would like to compete against each other, a duplicate Jazz Parlor is being constructed to be ready by the end of the year.

Price: $30 per person

Location: 633 Constance Street, New Orleans

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New Orleans Drink Lab


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Ever wanted to try your hand at bartending? New Orleans Drink Lab offers a hands-on, interactive and fun cocktail experience where guests learn the history, tradition and culture of classic New Orleans cocktails before stepping behind the bar and making the drinks themselves. Drinks and a snack are included. Classes are offered Wednesday through Saturday.

Price: $65 per person

Location: 343 Baronne Street, New Orleans

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NOLA Motorsports Park

Just 20 minutes from Downtown New Orleans, NOLA Motorsports Park offers those with the need for speed a chance to hit the track in vehicles that range from a go kart to a Lamborghini. Home of the largest karting track in the U.S., NOLA Motorsports can accommodate groups as small as eight or as large as more than 150. Want to reward a high-performing employee or treat a big client? Why not a few laps in a luxury supercar with Xtreme Xperience.

Price: varies

Location: 11075 Nicolle Blvd, Avondale

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New Orleans School of Cooking


Fun is a primary ingredient at New Orleans School of Cooking, which offers daily two-and-a-half hour demonstration classes where skilled, entertaining chefs prepare a classic Cajun/Creole meal while learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine. Guests enjoy all the food items cooked, as well as Abita beer, water, iced tea, lemonade and coffee.

Looking for something a bit more interactive? The school also offers hands-on classes season where guests prepare and then enjoy a complete four-course dinner with an expert chef. These intimate classes are three hours long and include an apron, the recipes, red and white wine, and the full meal.

Price: Demonstration classes are $28 for morning classes and $32.50 for afternoon classes. Hands-on classes are $139 per person

Location: 524 St. Louis Street, New Orleans

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