2016 Best of Parenting Winners – Nashville

2016 Best of Parenting Winners - Nashville Parent

The winners and finalists for the 2016 Best of Parenting Awards were voted on by our readers — thank you for participating! Many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Nashville Parent!

Click on a region to see that region’s winners

Nashville | Rutherford | Williamson | Sumner

The winners are listed in RED for each category.
Finalists are listed in alphabetical order, under the winners.


BEST EATS


Best Family Restaurant

Chick-Fil-A
FINALISTS:
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Pancake Pantry

Best Burger

The Pharmacy Burger
FINALISTS:
Elliston Soda Shop
Five Guys Burger and Fries

Best Pizza

Mellow Mushroom
FINALISTS:
Desano Pizza
Mafiaozas

Best Ice Cream/FroYo

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
FINALISTS:
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
Sweet CeCe’s


BEST PARTIES


Best Party Entertainment

Nashville Kids Parties (Copy Cats)
FINALISTS:
Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties
Super Science

Best Away from Home Party

Bounce U
FINALISTS:
Goofballs
Monkey Joe’s


BEST DESTINATIONS


Best Day Trip

Chattanooga, TN
FINALISTS:
Mammoth Cave National Park
Smokey Mountains

Best Beach Destination

Destin/Ft. Walton/Okaloosa Island, FL
FINALISTS:
Orange Beach, AL
Panama City Beach, FL

Best Museum

Adventure Science Center
FINALISTS:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Best Live Performance

Nashville Symphony
FINALISTS:
Nashville Children’s Theatre
The Ryman Auditorium

Best Tourist Attraction

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
FINALISTS:
Cheekwood Museum and Botanical Gardens
Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Best Day Camp

YMCA Day Camps
FINALISTS:
Barefoot Republic Camp
Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Widjiwagan
FINALISTS:
Barefoot Republic Camp
Horton Haven


BEST SHOPPING


Best Grocery

Kroger
FINALISTS:
Publix
Trader Joe’s

Best Shopping Center/Mall

The Mall at Green Hills
FINALISTS:
Cool Springs Galleria
Opry Mills

Best Furniture Store

Sprintz
FINALISTS:
American Signature
DT McCalls

Best Book Store

McKay’s
FINALISTS:
Barnes and Noble
Parnassus

Best Toy Store

Phillips Toy Mart
FINALISTS:
Brilliant Sky
Toys R Us

Best Maternity Shop

A Pea in the Pod

Best Specialty Baby Store

Jollifrogs
FINALISTS:
Babies R Us
Plaid Rabbit

Best Children’s Clothing Store

Plaid Rabbit
FINALISTS:
Children’s Place
Jollifrogs

Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child
FINALISTS:
Once Around the Block Kids
Otter Creek Consignment Sale


BEST AUTOMOTIVE


Best Auto Dealer

CarMax
FINALISTS:
Beaman GMC
Beaman Toyota

Best Auto Service

Discount Tire
FINALISTS:
Firestone – West Nashville
Gateway Tire


BEST APPEARANCE


Best Day Spa

Escape Day Spa
FINALISTS:
A Moment’s Peace
Elan

Best Kids Haircuts

Great Clips
FINALISTS:
Riley’s
Sport Clips

Best Kids Photographer

Three Wishes Photography
FINALISTS:
Pixel Me Photography
Vintage Tree Photography


BEST PARENTING RESOURCES


Best Parenting Resource

Nashville Parent Magazine
FINALISTS:
Nashville Birth Network
YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Best Bank

Pinnacle
FINALISTS:
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Regions

Best Mortgage Company

Franklin-American
FINALISTS:
Mortgage Investment Bankers
Regions

Best Real Estate

Keller Williams
FINALISTS:
Benchmark Realty
Zeitlin


BEST ENRICHMENT


Best Child Care Center

The Academy Child Development Centers
FINALISTS:
The Gardner School of Midtown-Nashville
Primrose Schools

Best Tutoring/Learning Center

Learning Lab, Green Hills
FINALISTS:
LearningRx
Sylvan Learning Center

Best Dance Studio

Dance In Bloom
FINALISTS:
Ann Carroll School of Dance
School of Nashville Ballet

Best Gymnastics

Let It Shine
FINALISTS:
Boost Gymnastics
Nashville Gymnastics Training Center

Best Martial Arts

David Deaton Karate
FINALISTS:
Elite Bellevue
Westside Taekwondo

Best Music Instruction

Mobile Music Academy
FINALISTS:
Belmont School of Music
Blair School of Music

Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Middle Tennessee
FINALISTS:
Harpeth Youth Soccer Association
WNSL


BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS


Best OB/GYN

Tennessee Women’s Care
FINALISTS:
Heritage Medical
Women’s Obstetrics

Best Pediatrician

Old Harding Pediatrics
FINALISTS:
Green Hills Pediatrics
Tennessee Pediatrics

Best Dental Care

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry
FINALISTS:
Caldwell Family Dentistry
Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

Best Orthodontist

Braces by Dr. Ruth
FINALISTS:
Perfect Smile Orthodontics
Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

Best Emergency Room

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
FINALISTS:
Centennial Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Best Hospital

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
FINALISTS:
Centennial Medical Center
St. Thomas Midtown

Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Thomas Midtown
FINALISTS:
Baby+Co. Birth Center
Centennial Women’s Hospital

Best Fitness Center

YMCA of Middle Tennessee
FINALISTS:
Blooma Nashville
Planet Fitness

Best Chiropractor

For Your Wellness, Dr. Walkerwicz
FINALISTS:
Berry Hill Chiropractic
Green Hills Chiropractic

Best Eye Care

Wang Vision Center
FINALISTS:
Ducklo Eye Care
Family Vision Care, Dr. Daxx Dunn

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