There’s no better excuse to get out and explore the city than a visit from out-of-town grandparents. After all, these Spoilers-in-Chief come ready for some serious quality time with your children, not to mention they’re often anxious to lend a helping hand by entertaining the little ones—and injecting them with a little culture in the process. Click through for seven fresh itineraries fit to please visiting grandparents and NYC regulars alike—that’s one for every day of the week.

Pier 25 Mini-Golf

When the weather is good, why not make like snowbirds without leaving the City? Pier 25 in Tribeca has an 18-hole mini golf course, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, and more.

Eat: Whoever gets the winning score in mini-golf (surely, it will be Grandpa!) can treat to lunch at the food court at nearby Brookfield Place. Located inside of the city’s own high-end shopping mall, this incredible modern eating place is a home to outposts of more than a dozen of NYC’s cult favorite foodie spots: Blue Ribbon Sushi, Black Seed Bagel, Sprinkles cupcakes, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque and more. Bonus: After you eat, try leaving the kids with the grandparents (the mall hosts its own kids shows and exhibitions) while you take a shop-op.

Pier 25 at N. Moore St.
Tribeca
Online: hudsonriverpark.org

photo: Wing L. via Yelp

What’s your favorite thing to do with visiting grandparents? Tell us in the comments!

—  Meredith Barnett