The readers have spoken. Thousands voted in the Syracuse New Times’ reader-generated poll, first nominating the top five in each category, then selecting the winners. Here Family Times announces the top vote getters in 40 family-friendly categories of our sister publication’s competition.

Best of Syracuse


 

The readers have spoken. Thousands voted in the Syracuse New Times’ reader-generated poll, first nominating the top five in each category, then selecting the winners. Here Family Times announces the top vote getters in 40 family-friendly categories of our sister publication’s competition.

 

Best Birthday Cakes: Wegmans

Best Cupcakes: Wegmans

Best Children’s Entertainer: Jeff the Magic Man

Best Doughnuts: Just Donuts

Best family restaurant: Tully’s

Best Kids Eat Free: Moe’s Southwest Grill

Best Frozen Treats: Gannon’s Isle

Best Hot Dogs: Heid’s

Best Kids Party Place: SkyZone

Best Parent’s Escape: Turning Stone Casino

Best Pizza: Twin Trees


Best Ice Skating: Clinton Square

Best Apple Picking: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard

Best Bowling Alley: Flamingo Bowl

Best CNY Playground: Wegmans Playground

Best Corn Maze: Critz Farms

Best Go-Carts: Pole Position Raceway

Best local amusement/ water park: Enchanted Forest Water Safari

Best Movie Drive-In: Midway Drive In

Best Museum: Museum of Science & Technology (The MOST)


Best Family Venue: Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Best Outdoor Trails: Green Lakes State Park

Best Park: Onondaga Lake Park

Best Pumpkin Patch: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch

Best Rainy Day Destination: Destiny USA

Best Comics Shop: Comix Zone

Best thrift/consignment: Thrifty Shopper/Rescue Mission

Best Dentist: Dr. Margaret Madonian

Best Doctor: CNY Family Care

Best Pediatrician: Pediatric Associates


Best Library: Liverpool Public Library

Best preschool program: Gingerbread House

Best Spa: Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Best Summer Camp: Lourdes Camp

Best Not for Profit: Helping Hounds

Best organized walk / run: Paige’s Butterfly Run

Best after school program: YMCA

Best Dance Program: Syracuse School of Dance

Best gymnastics program: CNY Gym Centre

Best radio personality: Ted Long and Amy Robbins, WNTQ-FM 93Q




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