Planning a bachelorette party in Albany County? Get creative with it! From foodie tours, to high-flying adventures, Albany County offers a variety of unique activities for bachelorette parties. Scroll on for ideas for fun activities in Albany County that make for an unforgettable bachelorette bash.
Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour
Is the bride a foodie? Book a Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour by Taste of Troy Food Tours for a unique bachelorette party that will be one to remember! Savor Albany's culinary scene with tastes and sips from CH Evans Brewing at the Albany Pump Station, Banh Mi 47, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, DeFazio's Pizzeria (next to Albany Distilling Company) and Cider Belly Doughnuts. This 3-hour guided walking tour also incorporates an overview of Albany's rich history. Offered on Friday afternoons, this tour a delicious way to jumpstart your bachelorette weekend.
Albany Pump Station:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company, a family business that got its start brewing beer in 1786 in Hudson and have been in this historic building since 1999.
Banh Mi 47:
Nestled on the ground floor level of the historic Kenmore Hotel, is a taste of Vietnam that opened in the fall of 2021. Mike and Stacy Nguyen, who met at Siena College more than 20 years ago, serve up Banh Mi (made fresh daily) using family recipes and fresh ingredients. There is a chance to get one of the best views of downtown from the roof top!
The Hollow Bar and Kitchen:
Hip spot in an historic Albany building with seasonal American tapas and main dishes, rotating craft beers and live music. Yum describes it well!
A 3 generation family business (import grocery store from 1951 and serving wood-fired pizza since 1991) nestled inTroy’s Little Italy and just opened their second location in 2021, on the west side of the Hudson River in Albany.
Cider Belly Doughnuts:
Although this family-run tasty business is entering its 7th year, and they sell out by the time we get to them – tour guests will still get to end their tour with the sweet taste of two of their classic apple cider doughnuts – simply sugar and Ol’Albany, apple cider glazed.
Experience Albany by water on a Hudson River sightseeing cruise with Dutch Apple Cruises for an unforgettable bachelorette party. The first half of the cruise is narrated by a Hudson River Historian who tells tales of the city and points out landmark sights along the river. On the second half of the cruise, relax under the sun and enjoy the riverside views. Throughout the summer months, Dutch Apple Cruises also offers sunset cruises complete with music and an unparalleled perspective of the Albany's skyline at sunset. Perfect for a bachelorette soiree!
Plan a high-flying adventure with your best buds! Thrill seekers will love a trip to WildPlay Thacher for a bachelorette bash. Nestled high above Albany in the scenic John Boyd Thacher State Park, this outdoor adventure course boasts ziplines, rope swings, swinging logs, wobbly bridges and more. Climb, swing, jump and zip your way into fun!
Crossgates, the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Capital Region, is a one-stop shop for a variety of unique experiences for a bachelorette party. Roll into fun with bowling, test puzzle-solving skills in an escape room, play popular arcade games and much more at Apex Entertainment. Dive into deep space, a castle or an ancient tomb with an immersive, live-action adventure at 5 Wits. Shop 'til you drop at over 180 shops varying from to Zara, to lululemon, to Macy's, to Urban Outfitters. Plus, Crossgates is home to plenty of dining options including Maggie McFly's, 110 Grill and more.
See how whiskey is made at Albany Distilling Company! The distillery offers tours on select Saturdays throughout the year. Learn about the entire production process on a tour that ends with a sampling of the handcrafted, small-batch spirits. This tour is a fun way to sip, swirl and savor Albany's craft beverage scene for a unique bachelorette party.
Bonus: Pick up Capital Craft Beverage Trail Passports and explore Albany's craft beverage scene! Visit a few participating producer locations, purchase drinks, receive stamps and then redeem for prizes. From Cohoes, to the Helderberg Hilltowns, to Delmar, to the Warehouse District, Albany County is home to a variety of breweries to explore. Free passports area available for pick up at all participating producer locations.
Looking to get creative with your bachelorette party? Tap into everyone's artistic sides at the Albany Art Room. Nestled on New Scotland Ave, this welcoming space encourages everyone to unleash their inner artist. Reach out to the Albany Art Room directly learn about opportunities for private open studio space for groups. You'll have access to the materials and the space for print making, painting, drawing, jewelry making, and more!