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.

LEGOland discovery Center Westchester

There’s no better excuse than a visit from the grandparentals to check a few all-American pastimes off your list. Just a short drive to Yonkers, Ridge Hill shopping center has shops, restaurants, and interactive activities to entertain everyone. Little builders will go brick crazy at LEGOland Discover Center; daredevils will soar at iFly indoor skydiving center; and Energizer bunnies will flip over the open jump arenas and soft cube pits at Rockin’ Jump.

Eat: There are plenty of places to eat throughout Ridge Hill. Our favorite, however, is Yard House, a low-key but high-energy eatery with an extensive menu with options that run the gamut from healthy salads to ultra-indulgent burgers.

39 Fitzgerald St.
Yonkers, Ny

photo: via Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Facebook page 

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

—  Meredith Barnett