Cincinnati Family Magazine

Your # 1 Hometown Family Resource

June 22, 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 continued 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
  • Chick-fil-A
  • LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria

Best Kids Eat Free

  • Chick-fil-A
  • Frisch’s Big Boy
  • Skyline Chili

Best Burger

  • Quatman Cafe
  • Arthur’s
  • Five Guys Burger and Fries

Best Pizza

Cincinnati Region Winner:

  • LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria

NKY Region Winner:

  • Snappy Tomato
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • Two Cities Pizza

Best Ice Cream

  • Graeter’s Ice Cream
  • The Cone
  • United Dairy Farmers

Best Local Bakery

  • The BonBonerie
  • 3 Sweet Girls Cakery
  • Servatii Pastry Shop


Best Party Entertainer

  • P & J’s Bounce House
  • Cincinnati Circus Company
  • Star Glazers

Best Away-From-Home Party

  • Urban Air Adventure Park
  • Dig ‘N Play
  • Topgolf


Best Museum

  • The Children’s Museum at the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • COSI – Center of Science and Industry
  • Cincinnati Art Museum

Best Rainy Day Outing

  • Newport Aquarium
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Krohn Conservatory

Best Family Day Trip

  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Kings Island

Best Sleep Away Camp

  • YMCA Camp Kern
  • Falcon Camp
  • YMCA Camp Campbell Gard

Best Local Day Camp

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Greenacres Foundation
  • Kids First Sports Center

Best Local Park

  • Cincinnati Nature Center
  • Cincinnati Parks
  • Great Parks of Hamilton County

Best Tourist Attraction

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Great American Ballpark

Best Live Theater Venue

  • The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park


Best Grocery

  • Jungle Jim’s
  • Aldi
  • Kroger

Best Toy Store

  • King Arthur’s Court
  • EnterTRAINment Junction
  • Puzzle Pieces, A Sensory Sensation

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store

  • Once Upon A Child
  • Castle House
  • Little Sprouts

Best Shopping Center/Mall

  • Kenwood Towne Centre
  • Crestview Hills Town Center
  • Liberty Center

Best Consignment/Resale

  • Once Upon A Child
  • Goodwill
  • Rhea Lana’s Consignment

Best Family Auto Dealer

  • Busam Subaru
  • Jeff Wyler Honda
  • Kings Toyota


Best Day Spa

  • Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa
  • Ambiance Nail Spa
  • Woodhouse Day Spa

Best Family Hair Cuts

  • Great Clips
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Kids Kuts Salon

Best Family Photographer

  • A Lot Like Love
  • Little Rascals Photography
  • Sienna Photography


Best Preschool

  • The Goddard School of Mason
  • Children’s Meeting House
  • The Summit Country Day School

Best Child Care Center

  • Childtime of Cincinnati
  • Kiddie Academy
  • Skidaddles

Best Tutoring/Learning Service

  • Mathnasium
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Sylvan Learning Centers


Best Dance Studio

  • Mason Dance Center
  • Cincinnati Ballet
  • Miami Valley Ballet Theatre

Best Gymnastics

  • Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
  • Kids First Sports Center
  • Queen City Gymnastics

Best Martial Arts

  • Buckner Martial Arts
  • Cincinnati Quest Martial Arts
  • Cincinnati TaeKwonDo Academy

Best Music Instruction

  • West Chester Academy
  • Cincinnati Music Academy
  • Cincinnati School of Music

Best Visual Arts Instruction

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Best Theater Instruction

  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
  • CCM Preparatory



  • Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
  • Seven Hills OB/GYN

Best Pediatrician

  • Suburban Pediatrics
  • ESD Pediatrics
  • West Side Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dentist

Cincinnati Region Winner:

  • Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

NKY Region Winner:

  • Union Pediatric Dentistry
  • Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry
  • Village Pediatric Dentistry

Best Orthodontist

  • Cassinelli, Shanker and Baker Orthodontics
  • Hickman Orthodontics
  • Struckoff Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Therapy

  • Big Blue Canopy
  • ABC Pediatric Therapy
  • KTL Therapy

Best Eye Care

  • Wing Eyecare
  • Cincinnati Eye Institute
  • Clarkson Eyecare

Best Emergency Room

  • Mercy Health
  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • The Christ Hospital

Best Hospital

  • The Christ Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • UC Medical Center

Best Place to Have a Baby

Cincinnati Region Winner:

  • The Christ Hospital

NKY Region Winner:

  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • UC Health Center

Best Family Fitness Center

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Sports Club
  • Kids First Sports Center