Cincinnati Family Magazine

Your # 1 Hometown Family Resource

July 13, 2024


A special thanks to all the businesses and services who help support this magazine and the parenting community – parents in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky appreciate your continue efforts! Thanks also to all of the readers who participated in our annual Best of Parenting Awards.

Winners are shown in RED.  Finalists are shown in BLACK and are listed below the winners.


Best Family Restaurant

  • Skyline Chili
  • LaRosa’s Pizzeria
  • Silver Spring House Restaurant

Best Kids Eat Free

  • Skyline Chili
  • Frisch’s Big Boy
  • IHOP

Best Burger

  • Zip’s Cafe
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Quatman Cafe

Best Pizza

  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • La Rosa’s Pizzeria
  • Two Cities Pizza Co.

Best Ice Cream

  • The Cone
  • Cowboy Cones
  • Loveland Dairy Whip

Best Local Bakery

  • The BonBonerie
  • Holtman’s Donuts
  • Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli


Best Party Entertainer

  • Charlie Cadabra
  • Big Juicy Ham/Prime Events
  • Snapology of West Chester Twp

Best Away From Home Party 

  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Lazer Kraze
  • Mad Potter Madeira


Best Museum

  • Cincinnati Museum Center‘s Duke Energy Children’s Museum
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Taft Museum of Art

Best Rainy Day Outing

  • Newport Aquarium
  • Cincinnati Museum Center‘s Duke Energy Children’s Museum
  • EnterTRAINment Junction

Best Family Day Trip

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • King’s Island
  • Hocking Hills OH

Best Family Vacation

  • Walt Disney World
  • Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg TN
  • Hilton Head SC

Best Sleep-Away Camp

  • YMCA Camp Ernst
  • YMCA Camp Kern
  • Blue Star Camps, Asheville NC

Best Local Day Camp

  • Camp at the J
  • Kids First Sports Center
  • Cincinnati Nature Center

Best Date Night

  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  • The Banks
  • Jeff Ruby’s Carlo & Johnny

Best Local Park

  • Summit Park
  • Sharon Woods
  • Voice of America

Best Tourist Attraction

  • King’s Island
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Krohn Conservatory

Best Live Theater Venue

  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Cincinnati Music Hall


Best Book Store

  • Half Price Books
  • Blue Manatee Literacy Project Bookstore
  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Best Toy Store King

  • Arthur’s Court
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Target

Best Grocery

  • Jungle Jim’s
  • Aldi
  • Kroger

Best Shopping Center/Mall

  • Kenwood Towne Centre
  • Crestview Hills Town Center
  • Cincinnati Premium Outlets

Best Children’s Clothing Store 

  • Carter’s
  • Once Upon A Child
  • Target

Best Consignment/Resale 

  • Once Upon A Child
  • This N That Consignments
  • Snooty Fox

Best Family Auto Dealer 

  • Kings Toyota
  • Joe Morgan Honda
  • Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati


Best Day Spa

  • Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa
  • La Petite Salon & Spa
  • The Woodhouse Day Spa

Best Family Hair Cuts

  • Great Clips
  • Junior Cuts
  • Sports Clips

Best Family Photographer 

  • Sienna Photography
  • Holly Burkholder Photography
  • Wendy Magee Photography


Best Preschool

  • Children’s Meeting House
  • Cincinnati Public Schools Preschools
  • The Goddard School of Mason

Best Child Care Center

  • The Gardner School of Blue Ash
  • KinderCare
  • Skidaddles

Best Tutoring/Learning Service 

  • Tutor Doctor
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Mathnasium

Best Dance Studio

  • Mason Dance Center
  • Dance Etc.
  • The Dance Realm Studios

Best Gymnastics

  • Kids First Sports Center
  • The Little Gym of Mason
  • Perfection Gymnastics School

Best Martial Arts

  • Buckner Martial Arts
  • Park’s Tae Kwon Do
  • Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Academy

Best Music Instruction

  • West Chester Academy
  • CCM – University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
  • School of Rock

Best Visual Arts Instruction 

  • ArtsConnect
  • Cincinnati Art Museum

Best Theater Instruction

  • The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Royal Theater Company Mason



  • Hilltop OB/GYN
  • OB/GYN Associates
  • Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers

Best Pediatrician

  • Anderson Hills Pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Suburban Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dentist

  • TIE – Sea of Smiles
  • TIE – Union Pediatric Dentistry
  • Bracken Webb, D.D.S.
  • Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry

Best Orthodontist

  • Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker Orthodontics
  • Dr. Rinaldi
  • Dr. Thacker

Best Eye Care

  • Wing Eyecare
  • Mason Vision Center
  • Dr. Miles J. Burke

Best Emergency Room

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • UC Health West Chester

Best Hospital

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Anderson Mercy
  • UC West Chester

Best Place to Have a Baby 

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Atrium Medical Center
  • The Christ Hospital

Best Youth Sports Program

  • Kids First Sports Center
  • i9 Sports
  • Lakota Sports Organization

Best Swim Lessons

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Bear Paddle Swim School
  • Goldfish Swim School

Best Family Fitness Center 

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Mayerson JCC