Cincinnati Family Magazine

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May 19, 2024

Best of Parenting Awards 2023: THE WINNERS!

After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes — here are your WINNERS!


Our readers have spoken! Here are the winners of the Best of Parenting Awards for 2023! Readers nominated hundreds of businesses and then also sent in thousands of votes. These are the READER’S results!

A special thanks to all the businesses and services who help support Cincinnati Family and the parenting community – local parents everywhere appreciate your efforts! Thanks also to all of you — OUR 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
  • Silver Spring House Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

  • El Rancho Grande
  • Acapulco
  • Mazunte

Best Family-Friendly Brewery

  • Fifty West Brewing
  • Madtree Brewing
  • Rhinegeist Brewery

Best Pizza

  • Dewey’s
  • LaRosa’s
  • Two Cities
  • NKY WINNER – Snappy Tomato

Best Ice Cream

  • Graeter’s
  • The Cone
  • The Loveland Dairy Whip

Best Local Bakery (Tie)

  • The BonBonerie • 3 Sweet Girls Cakery
  • Busken Bakery


Best Party Entertainer

  • Gia’s Balloon Buddies
  • Dino Buddies LLC
  • Star Glazers

Best Away-From-Home Party

  • Urban Air
  • Castle Skateland
  • Topgolf

Best Party Rental

  • Bounce House Blitz
  • A-1 Amusement Party Rental
  • Cincinnati Bounce


Best Family Weekend Getaway

  • Indianapolis Children’s Museum
  • Columbus Zoo
  • COSI

Best Vacation Destination

  • Destin FL
  • Disney World/Orlando FL
  • Hilton Head SC

Best Sleep-Away Camp

  • Falcon Camp
  • YMCA Camp Campbell Gard
  • YMCA Camp Kern
  • NKY WINNER – YMCA Camp Ernst

Best Farm Outing

  • Country Pumpkins
  • Gorman Heritage Farm
  • Niederman Family Farm


Best Local Day Camp

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Code Ninjas Green Township

Best Museum

  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Best Tourist Attraction

  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • King’s Island
  • Smale Riverfront Park

Best Live Theater Venue

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

Best Live Music Venue

  • Riverbend Music Center
  • Bogart’s
  • Cincinnati Music Hall


Best Resale/Consignment

  • Once Upon A Child
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Snooty Fox
  • NKY WINNER – St. Vincent de Paul of NKY

Best Toy Store

  • King Arthur’s Court
  • Flying Pig Toys
  • Puzzle Pieces

Best Furniture Store

  • This and That Consignments
  • Highley Vintage
  • Newborn to Teen

Best Retail Shopping

  • Kenwood Mall
  • King Arthur’s Court
  • Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe


Best Day Spa

  • Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa
  • Woodhouse Spa

Best Kids Photographer

  • Miranda Hertel Photography
  • Agnes Kindberg Photography
  • Say Yes to Jess


Best Child Care Center

  • The Goddard School of Mason
  • The Gardner School of Blue Ash
  • Primrose School

Best Preschool

  • The Summit Country Day School
  • Children’s Meeting House
  • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy


Best Pet Boarding

  • Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa
  • Camp Bow Wow
  • PetSuites

Best Veterinarian

  • Mason Animal Hospital
  • Cincinnati Animal Medical Center
  • King’s Veterinary Hospital


Best Tutoring/Learning Service

  • Mathnasium
  • Code Ninjas of Anderson
  • Kumon

Best Dance Studio

  • Premier Tumbling and Dance
  • Cincinnati Ballet
  • Mason Dance Center

Best Gymnastics

  • West Chester Academy
  • Kids First
  • Perfection Gymnastics

Best Cheerleading

  • Queen City Storm Cheer and Dance
  • Prestige Cheer Athletics
  • TGC – The Gymnastics Center

Best Martial Arts

  • Premier Martial Arts
  • Buckner Martial Arts
  • Cincinnati Quest Martial Arts

Best Music Instruction

  • School of Rock
  • Cincinnati Music Academy
  • Cincinnati School of Music

Best Theater Class/Camp

  • The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Acting Up!
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Best Horseback Riding-Lessons

  • Winton Woods
  • JET  Education Center


Best Pediatrician

  • Children’s Medical Center
  • Anderson Hills Pediatrics
  • Montgomery Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dentist

  • Village Pediatric Dentistry
  • Loveland Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sea of Smiles
  • NKY WINNER – Union Pediatric Dentistry

Best Orthodontist

  • Cassinelli, Shanker & Associates Orthodontics
  • Johnson Orthodontics
  • Struckhoff Orthodontics

Best Hospital

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Mercy Health

Best Place to Have a Baby

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Bethesda North
  • The Christ Hospital
  • NKY WINNER – St. Elizabeth Hospital


  • Hilltop OB/GYN
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
  • Seven Hills Women’s Health Center

Best Family Fitness Center

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
  • Mason Community Center
  • TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion

Best Pediatric Therapy

  • ABC Pediatric Therapy
  • Big Blue Canopy
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • NKY WINNER – KTL Therapy

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.