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Our 2020 Readers’ Choice Winners!

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
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Thank you, readers, for letting your voices be heard once again. The ballots have been counted, the results are in and we are excited to announce the following Readers’ Choice winners for this year. We invite you to read about, share and enjoy these great businesses that have earned your vote. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Our 2020 Readers' Choice WinnersBest Family Dining


Miss Shirley’s Café
Runner-Up: Chick-fil-A, White Marsh

Best Extracurricular/Enrichment Program/Camp

The Y in Central Maryland
Runner-Up: Coppermine Fieldhouse

Best Education

Woodbrook Early Education Center
Runner-Up: Irvine Nature Center

Best Family Outing

The Maryland Zoo
Runner-Up: Hersheypark

Best Family Services and Shopping

The Avenue at White Marsh
Runner-Up: Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Best Medical Matters

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Runner-Up: Village Pediatrics

Best Places to Eat

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
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Best Bakery

Woodlea Bakery
Runner-Up: Graul’s Market

Best Burger

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Runner-Up: Wicked Sisters

Best Ice Cream

The Charmery
Runner-Up: Prigel Family Creamery

Best Pizza

Pepe’s
Runner-Up: Pizza John’s

Best Restaurant with Entertainment or Diversions

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Runner-Up: Tie – Cafe Hon; Iron Rooster, Hunt Valley

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

Dave & Buster’s, Hanover
Runner-Up: The All-American Steakhouse & Sports Theater, Perry Hall

Best Places to  Learn

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
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Best Academic/Enrichment Program

Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch
Runner-Up: Coppermine Fieldhouse Pre-School Gymnastics

Best After-School Program

The Y in Central Maryland
Runner-Up: Copperkids at The Sports Center

Best School Break/Summer Program or Camp

Coppermine Fieldhouse
Runner-Up: The Y in Central Maryland

Best Sports Program

Coppermine Fieldhouse
Runner-Up: The Y in Central Maryland

Best Dance Program

Baltimore School of Dance
Runner-Up: Coppermine Fieldhouse

Best Visual Arts Program

MICA
Runner-Up: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson

Best Performance Art Program

Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra
Runner-Up: TWIGS at Baltimore School for the Arts

Best Charter School

The Green School of Baltimore
Runner-Up: Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School

Best Preschool

Woodbrook Early Education Center
Runner-Up: The Baltimore Montessori

Best Independent School

Friends School of Baltimore
Runner-Up: Calvert Hall College High School

Best Public Schools

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Runner-Up: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Best Stuff to Do

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
Photo: The Maryland Zoo

Best Family Event

Tie: The Maryland State Fair; Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees
Runner-Up: Artscape

Best Farmers’ Market

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Runner-Up: 32rd Street Farmers Market, Waverly

Best Free Family Fun

The National Zoo, Washington D.C.
Runner-Up: Tie—Baltimore Museum of Art; Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Best Indoor Activity

The National Aquarium
Runner-Up: Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Best Indoor Attraction

Maryland Science Center
Runner-Up: The National Aquarium

Best Kid-Free Night Out

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Runner-Up: Inner Harbor

Best Performance Theater for Young Audiences

Tie: The Hippodrome; Toby’s Dinner Theatre
Runner-Up: Charm City Players

Best Movie Theater

Cinemark, Towson
Runner-Up: Regal Cinemas, Hunt Valley

Best Museum

Maryland Science Center
Runner-Up: B&O Railroad Museum

Best Outdoor Activity
The Maryland Zoo
Runner-Up: An Orioles game

Best Outdoor Attraction

The Maryland Zoo
Runner-Up: Hersheypark

Best Park/Play Area

Annie’s Playground, Fallston
Runner-Up: Angel Park, Perry Hall

Best Party Destination

Sky Zone, Timonium
Runner-Up: Dave & Buster’s

Best Professional Sporting Event for Families

Baltimore Orioles
Runner-Up: Baltimore Ravens

Best Swimming Pool

The Y in Central Maryland, Towson
Runner-Up: Coppermine, Green Valley

Best Services

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
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Best Baby/Family Photography

Kristen Fioravanti Photography
Runner-Up: JCPenney

Best Consignment/Trade

Once Upon A Child
Runner-Up: TotSwap

Best Day Care

Woodbrook Early Education Center
Runner-Up: Coppermine

Best Family-Friendly Gym

The Y in Central Maryland, Towson
Runner-Up: 4 Seasons Sports Complex

Best Kids’ Boutique

Pied Piper Kids
Runner-Up: Wee Chic Boutique

Best Kids’ Spa

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Best Mall to Shop with Kids

Arundel Mills Mall
Runner-Up: Towson Town Center

Best Maternity Clothing

LOFT

Best Nanny/Babysitting Services

Napp
Runner-Up: Sittercity

Best Party Venue

Coppermine Fieldhouse
Runner-Up: Dave & Buster’s

Best Place for Kids’ Furniture

IKEA
Runner-Up: Wayfair

Best Place for Kids’ Haircuts

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
Runner-Up: Hair Cuttery

Best Local Toy Store

Shananigan’s Toy Shop

Best Medical

Our 2020 Readers' Choice Winners
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Best Dentist

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Bel Air, White Marsh, Havre de Grace
Runner-Up: Cross Keys Dental Associates

Best ER for Kids

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Runner-Up: Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Best Orthodontist

Dr. Joseph LaPonzina
Runner-Up: Baltimore Orthodontic Group

Best Pediatric Hospital

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Runner-Up: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Best Pediatric Mental Health Practitioners

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Runner-Up: Dr. Natalie Yzer-Newton

Best Pediatric Orthopedic Practice

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Runner-Up: Towson Orthopaedic Associates

Best Pediatric Vision Care

Wilmer Eye Institute
Runner-Up: Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Alicia Morgan-Cooper
Runner-Up: The Maryland Pediatric Group

Best Place to Deliver Your Baby

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
Runner-Up: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Best Urgent Care

Patient First
Runner-Up: ExpressCare

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