1. Hip Entertainment Hub in Mammoth Lakes

The new Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl features great views of the Sherwin Range, as well as 12 lanes of bowling, three golf simulators, foosball, darts, pingpong, two restaurants, a full bar and several private event spaces. Groups of up to 250 can be accommodated. Rock on! mammothrocknbowl.com

2. Updates at Olympic Museum

Want to incorporate a little Olympic spirit into a meeting or event? The Olympic Museum at High Camp in Squaw Valley is benefiting from renovations and newly acquired Olympic memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley. The mountaintop attraction tells the story of the 1960 Winter Games from the proposal to photos, videos and memorabilia from the games, which transformed winter sports in western America and were the first Winter Games to use a computer to tabulate scores and be fully televised. Admission is free with a lift ticket or Aerial Tram ticket. squaw.com

3. Private Experiences Offered by HALL Wines

Celebrating its 11th year as a luxury winery and tasting room located at the foot of the Mayacama Mountains in Napa Valley south of St. Helena (with a second location in Rutherford), HALL Wines has introduced new private experiences that combine wine, food, art and culture. As a result, there are new function spaces for corporate, celebrity, sporting and private social events. The tasting room, outdoor gardens, terraces and courtyards with outdoor fireplaces provide a fun and picturesque atmosphere to connect with friends and colleagues and enjoy fine wines. hallwines.com

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Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona has a new lineup of health-focused team-building and breakout sessions for groups of 10-120 that spotlight relaxation, meditation and clean eating. Examples of these options include experiencing the world-famous Sedona spirituality with guided meditation breaks in meeting rooms along with chair massages and yoga classes. Groups also can get creative with meeting room setups so they feature lounge furniture, yoga balls and mats, and cocktail tables to provide more room for activities.