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December 09, 2023

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Best of Parenting 2023

2023 Best of Parenting Winners: WILLIAMSON

THE VOTES ARE IN! Local Parents Have Spoken! After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes later — these are YOUR WINNERS!

The winners and finalists for the 2023 Best of Parenting Awards were voted on by our readers — thank you for participating!  And many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Williamson Parent Magazine!

The winners are shown in RED and the honorable mentions are listed after them in alphabetical order.

BEST EATS

Best Family Restaurant

  • Mojo’s Tacos
  • Puckett’s
  • Tito’s

Best Mexican Restaurant

  • Tito’s
  • Garcia’s
  • Mojo’s Tacos

Best Family-Friendly Brewery

  • Mill Creek Brewing Co.
  • Quinn’s
  • TailGate Brewery

Best Pizza

  • Sal’s Family Pizza
  • Amico’s
  • Mellow Mushroom

Best Ice Cream

  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Andy’s Frozen Custard
  • Whit’s Frozen Custard

Best Local Bakery

  • Five Daughters
  • Puffy Muffin
  • Sugar Drop

BEST PARTIES

Best Party Entertainer

  • Mr. Bond Science Guys
  • A Little Princess Parties
  • Sugar Drop

Best Away-From-Home Party

  • Urban Air Cool Springs
  • DEFY Extreme Sports Trampoline Park
  • Let It Shine

Best Party Rental

  • Foamboree
  • Backyard Bounce
  • TN Bounce House

BEST DESTINATIONS

Best Family Weekend Getaway

  • Chattanooga TN
  • Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge TN
  • Great Smoky Mountains

Best Vacation Destination

  • Destin/Ft. Walton Beach FL
  • Gulf Shores AL
  • Seaside FL

Best Family Day Trip

  • Chattanooga TN
  • Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge TN
  • Radnor Lake

Best Sleep-Away Camp

  • Deer Run Camps and Retreats
  • Horton Haven Christian Camp
  • YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

BEST OF OUR CITY

Best Farm Outing

  • Gentry’s Farm
  • Lucky Ladd
  • Walden’s Farm

Best Local Day Camp

  • Deer Run Camps and Retreats
  • Elite Dance, Music & Art
  • Let It Shine Gymnastics

Best Museum

  • Adventure Science Center
  • Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
  • Frist Art Museum

Best Tourist Attraction

  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
  • Arrington Vineyards
  • Historic Downtown Franklin

Best Live Theater Venue

  • Nashville Children’s Theatre
  • Franklin Theater
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center – TPAC

Best Live Music Venue

  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Ascend Amphitheater
  • Bridgestone Arena

BEST SHOPPING

Best Resale/Consignment

  • Rhea Lana’s of Franklin
  • Little Sprouts
  • Once Upon A Child

Best Furniture Store

  • Head Springs Depot
  • Rooms to Go
  • Sprintz

Best Retail Shopping

  • CoolSprings Galleria
  • Downtown Franklin
  • Mall at Green Hills

BEST APPEARANCE

Best Day Spa

  • A Moment’s Peace
  • Bloom & Branch
  • Spa at Leiper’s Fork

Best Hair Salon

  • Hunter Paige/Parlour 3
  • A Moment’s Peace
  • Studio Gavin

Best Kids Photographer

  • Little Bear Photography
  • Gabrielle McQueen
  • Sarah Sidwell Photography

BEST PARENTING RESOURCES

Best Child Care Center

  • The Academy Child Development Center  & Preschool
  • The Gardner School
  • The Primrose School

Best Drop-In Child Care

  • Kids Kingdom
  • Child’s Play Drop In Child Care Center
  • Children’s Playroom

Best Preschool

  • The Academy Child Development Center & Preschool
  • The Gardner School
  • The Primrose School

BEST PET CARE

Best Pet Boarding

  • My Second Home
  • Animal Health Center
  • Waggy Tails

Best Veterinarian

  • Williamson County Animal Hospital
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Battleground Hospital for Animals

BEST ENRICHMENT

Best Tutoring/Learning Service

  • Mathnasium
  • Learning Lab/Gateway Academy
  • Learning Rx

Best Dance Studio

  • Elite Dance Music and Art
  • Ann Carroll School of Dance
  • Roots Dance Academy

Best Gymnastics

  • Let It Shine
  • Harpeth Gymnastics
  • Summit Sports Center

Best Cheerleading

  • Premier Athletics
  • Cheerville Gymnastics
  • Summit Sports

Best Martial Arts

  • Gracie Barra Franklin
  • ATA Karate
  • Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Best Music Instruction

  • Roots Academy
  • Elite Dance, Music and Art
  • Lane Music

Best Theater Class/Camp

  • Act Too
  • CYT Christian Youth Theater
  • Nashville Children’s Theatre

Best Horseback Riding/Lessons

  • Creekside Stables
  • Lake Meadow Farm and Stable
  • Tracy Equestrian

BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS

Best Pediatrician

  • Tennessee Pediatrics
  • Harpeth Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Best Pediatric Dentist

  • Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry
  • Franklin Pediatric Dentistry
  • Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

Best Orthodontist

  • Snodgrass-King Dental Associates
  • Barbieri Orthodontics
  • Kemp and Rice Orthodontics

Best Hospital

  • Williamson Medical Center
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Best Place to Have a Baby

  • Williamson Medical Center
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Best OB/GYN

  • Women’s Group of Franklin
  • Heritage Medical Associates
  • Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center

Best Family Fitness Center

  • YMCA of Middle TN
  • Life Time Athletic
  • Orange Theory

 

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