2018 Best of Parenting Winners, Williamson

AWARD WINNERS

The winners and finalists for the 2018 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 Williamson 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

Burger Up Cool Springs

Burger Republic

Burger Shack-Nolensville

 

Best Family Restaurant

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

Outlanders Southern Chicken

Tito’s Mexican Restaurant

 

Best Food Truck

The Grilled Cheeserie

Cousin’s Maine Lobster

Ellie’s Donuts

 

Best Ice Cream/Fro Yo

Andy’s Frozen Custard

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Whit’s Frozen Custard

 

Best Kids Eat Free

Southern Hospitality Restaurant

Ground

Boombozz Craft Pizza

 

Best Pizza

Sal’s Family Pizza

Amica’s New York Pizza

Old Chicago Pizza


BEST PARTIES


Best Away from Home Party

Above All: Extreme Air Sports

Brentwood Skate Center

Pump It Up

 

Best Party Entertainment

Dreams Come True Princess Parties

Super Science

White Rabbit Escapades


BEST OF OUR CITY


Best Family Fair/Festival

Williamson County Fair

Main Street Festival

Pumpkinfest

 

Best Live Performance Venue

Ryman Auditorium

Franklin Theatre

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

 

Best Live Performing Arts Group

Act Too Players

Nashville Children’s Theater

Studio Tenn

 

Best Local Celebrity

Dolly Parton

Carrie Underwood

Justin Timberlake

 

Best Local Day Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Robotix Institute

 

Best Local Mom Blogger

Texting Yoga Pants

Crystal Paine Money Saving Mom

Nashville Wifestyles

 

Best Local Professional Sports

Nashville Predators

Nashville Sounds

Tennessee Titans

 

Best Museum

Adventure Science Center

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Frist Art Museum

 

Best Tourist Attraction

Historic Downtown Franklin

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Cheekwood Museum and Botanical Gardens


BEST DESTINATIONS


Best Beach Destination

Destin/Ft. Walton/Okaloosa Island FL

Orange Beach FL

Tybee Island GA

 

Best Family Weekend Getaway

The Great Smoky Mountains

Atlanta

Chattanooga TN

 

Best Date Night

Red Pony Restaurant

Cork & Cow

Homestead Manor

 

Best Rainy Day Outing

Adventure Science Center

Brentwood Skate Center

The Public Library

 

Best Sleep Away Camp

Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Horton Haven Christian Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan


BEST SHOPPING


Best Baby Clothing Store

Little Cottage Children’s Shop

Little Star Kid’s Gear

Kid to Kid

 

Best Children’s Clothing Store

Kid to Kid

Little Cottage Children’s Shop

One Upon a Child

 

Best Family Auto Dealer

Darrell Waltrip Honda

Ford Lincoln of Franklin

Toyota of Cool Springs

 

Best Shopping Center

Cool Springs Galleria

The Mall At Green Hills

Opry Mills


BEST PERSONAL SERVICES


Best Day Spa

A Moment’s Peace

Elements Massage

The Woodhouse Day Spa

 

Best Family Haircuts

Cookie Cutters

My Mom and Me

Uncle Classic Barbershop

 

Best Family Photographer

Curtis Wright Photography

Erin Thacker Photography

New Day Photography


BEST PARENTING RESOURCE


Best Bank

Bank of America

First Tennessee

Pinnacle Financial Partners

 

Best Parenting Resource

Williamson Parent magazine


Best Real Estate

ReMax Elite

Bob Parks

Zeitlin & Company


BEST ENRICHMENT


Best Child Care Center

The Academy Child Development Center and Preschool

The Gardner School

Kiddie Academy

 

Best Dance Studio

Ann Carroll School of Dance

Elite Dance, Fitness and Music

ROOTS Dance Academy

 

Best Gymnastics

Elite Dace, Fitness and Music

Let it Shine Gymnastics

Premier Cheerleading

 

Best Horseback Riding

Creekside Riding Academy

Peachtree Farms

Saddle up

 

Best Martial Arts

David Deaton Karate Studios

Elite Martia Arts

Mpact Sports

 

Best Music Instruction

Mobile Music Academy

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy

ROOTS Dance Academy

 

Best Theater Instruction

Act Too Players

Concordia Arts Academy

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy

 

Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Learning Lab of Brentwood

Kumon

The Tutoring Center

 

Best Visual Art Instruction

Elite Dace, Fitness and Music

Paint + Canvas

Williamson County Parks and Recreation


BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS


Best Chiropractor

Mission Chiropractic

Exodus Chiropractic

Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck & Pain Relief

 

Best Eye Care

Family Vision Care of Cool Springs

Cool Springs Eye Care

Modern Eye Care Center

 

Best Pediatric Dentist

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Buzz Alexander

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

 

Best Orthodontist

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

Kemp Orthodontics

Lucas Orthodontics

 

Best Pediatrician

Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Brentwood Children’s Clinic

Harpeth Pediatrics

 

Best Family Doctor

Cool Springs Internal Medicine

Vanderbilt Primary Care

Williamson Medical Group

 

Best Emergency Room

Williamson Medical Center

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Best Hospital

Williamson Medical Center

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Best Place to Have a Baby

Williamson Medical Center

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital

St. Thomas Midtown

 

Best Family Fitness Center

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Burn Boot Camp Spring Hill

Orangetheory Fitness