2017 Best of Parenting Winners – Nashville

The winners and finalists for the 2017 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 BLACK under the winners.

Best Eats

Best Burger

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor

Rotier’s Restaurant, Burger Republic


Best Family Restaurant

Loveless Cafe

The Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop, Demos’ Restaurant


Best Food Truck

The Grilled Cheeserie

Main Lobster Truck, Smokin’ Thighs


Best Ice Cream/Fro Yo

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Las Paletas, Maggie Moo’s


Best Kids Eat Free


Tower Market and Deli, Captain D’s Seafood


Best Pizza

Five Points Pizza

DeSano Pizza Bakery, Mellow Mushroom


Best Away from Home Party

Ford Ice Center

Strike and Spare Family Fun Center, Bounce U of Nashville


Best Party Entertainment

A FairyTaled Event Princess Party and Events

White Rabbit Escapades, Nashville Kids Parties


Best Family Fair/Festival

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Renaissance Festival, Wilson County Fair


Best Live Performance Venue

TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Ryman Auditorium, Ascend Amphitheater


Best Live Performing Arts Group

Nashville Children’s Theatre

Studio Tenn, The Theater Bug


Best Local Celebrity

Carrie Underwood

Amy Grant, Thomas Rhett


Best Local Day Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere


Best Local Mom Blogger

Nashville Wifestyles

Landyn Hutchinson, The Texting Yoga Pants


Best Local Professional Sports

Nashville Predators

Tennessee Titans, Nashville Sounds


Best Museum

Adventure Science Center

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Best Tourist Attraction

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Cheekwood Museum & Botanical Gardens, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere


Best Beach Destination

Destin/Ft.Walton/Okaloosa Island FL

Gulf Shores AL, Panama City Beach FL


Best Family Weekend Getaway

Smoky Mountains

Chattanooga TN, Atlanta GA


Best Date Night


Margot Café, Adele’s


Best Rainy Day Outing

Adventure Science Center

Nashville Public Library, Opry Mills Shopping Center


Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Deer Run Camps & Retreats, Girl Scouts of Middle TN Camp Holloway


Best Baby Clothing Store

Plaid Rabbit

Little Cottage Children’s Shop, Magpie’s Clothing Shop


Best Children’s Clothing Store


Children’s Trove Consignment, Carter’s


Best Family Auto Dealer

Darrell Waltrip Autiomotive Group

Beaman Automotive Group, Nissan of Rivergate


Best Shopping Center

The Mall at Green Hills

Opry Mills Shopping Center, Cool Springs Galleria


Best Day Spa

Escape Day Spa and Salon

A Moment’s Peace Salon, Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland


Best Family Haircuts

Family Edge Salon, Mt. Juliet

Heads Up, Sports Clips


Best Family Photographer

Alurawayne Photography

Little Bear Photography, Holly Douglas Photography


Best Bank

Wilson Bank and Trust

Fifth Third Bank, Regions


Best Parenting Resource

Nashville Parent magazine


Best Real Estate

Susan Gregory, Parks Realty

Thomas Lin, The Ashton Group-ReMax, Daniel Morrison-Coldwell Banker Barnes


Best Child-Care Center

The Gardner School

The Academy Child Development Center, Bambini Montessori


Best Dance Studio

Dance In Bloom

School of Nashville Ballet, Bellevue Dance Center


Best Gymnastics

Universal Gymnastics of TN

Nashville Gymnastics Training, Boost Gymnastics


Best Horseback Riding

Peachtree Farms

Creekside Riding Academy, Trish Franks Riding School


Best Martial Arts

David Deaton Karate Studio

Elite Martial Arts, Brentwood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Best Music Instruction

Mobile Music Academy

Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, Nashville School of Rock


Best Theater Instruction

The Theater Bug

Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Theatre School


Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Learning RX

Learning Lab, C2 Education of Green Hills


Best Visual Art Instruction

Frist Center for the Visual Arts/ArtQuest

Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville School of the Arts


Best Family Doctor

Heritage Medical Associates

The Town Doctor, Nashville Family Medical Clinic


Best Pediatrician

Old Harding Pediatric Associates

Green Hills Pediatrics, Tennessee Pediatrics


Best Hospital

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

St. Thomas Midtown, TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital


Best Emergency Room

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, St. Thomas Midtown


Best Place to Have A Baby

St. Thomas Midtown

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital, Baby + Company


Best Orthodontist

Braces By Dr. Ruth

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates, Kemp Orthodontics


Best Pediatric Dentist

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates, Dr Edward C. Perdue


Best Chiropractor

Nashville Brain and Body

Active Life Chiropractic, Hermitage Chiropractic  & Rehabilitation


Best Eye Care

Hermitage Eye Care

Visionworks Doctors of Optometry, Green Hills, Heritage Medical Assoc. Ophthalmology


Best Fitness

Blooma Nashville Yoga

YMCA of Middle TN, Orangetheory Fitness