Family Favorite winners 2016

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Parent recommendations are the best kind. So we asked you — our readers — to tell us about your favorite places so that we could spread the word about all the great spots for kids and parents in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. From places to play to spots to eat to activities for the kids, readers weighed in on the best in Maryland.

FamFave IcecreamWe are lucky to live where there are so many choices for family fun. If you are looking for a new spot for a moms’ night out, an after school activity, a day trip the kids will love and much more, check out what other parents recommend.

FamilyFavoritesRibbon2016Thanks to everyone who voted. We loved hearing from you! With so many terrific places, programs and opportunities for kids and families, we wish we could list them all. But since we had to narrow it down, here are the top vote-getters in each of the categories. When more than three are included, the voting was heated with ties among the top contenders.

And the winners are ...


Chesapeake Family Favorites for moms and dads...

FamFav HomesteadDate Night Spot

Tsunami
Annapolis
tsunamiannapolis.com

Cafe Mezzanotte Ristorante & Lounge
Severna Park
cafemezzanotte.com

The Point Crab House & Grill
Arnold
thepointcrabhouse.com

Mom’s Night Out

The Melting Pot
Annapolis, Columbia
Meltingpot.com

Union Jack’s British Pub
Annapolis, Columbia
unionjacksannapolis.com, unionjackscolumbia.com

El Toro Bravo
Annapolis
410-267-5949

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Annapolis
paladarlatinkitchen.com

Salon for Mom

Image Creators Salon and Spa
Severna Park
imagecreatorssalonandspa.com

Hair Cuttery
Various locations
haircuttery.com

Bubbles
Various locations
bubblessalons.com

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Savvy Consignment
Severna Park
savvyconsignment.com

Return to Oz Consignments
Annapolis
ozconsignments.com

Once Upon a Child
Ellicott City, Gambrills, Glen Burnie
onceuponachild.com

Home and Garden

Homestead Gardens
Davidsonville, Severna Park
homesteadgardens.com

Ace Hardware & Hearth
Edgewater, Glen Burnie, Pasadena
acehardwareandhearth.com

Gary’s Gardens
Severna Park
facebook.com/GarysGardens


Cheaspeake Family Favorite places to get out and about

FamFav SixFlagsDay Trip

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Baltimore
Marylandzoo.org

Six Flags America
Upper Marlboro
sixflags.com

National Aquarium
Baltimore
Aqua.org

Outdoor Play Place

Kinder Farm Park
Millersville
aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/kinder-farm, kinderfarmpark.org

Watkins Regional Park
Upper Marlboro
pgparks.com/page342.aspx

Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis
aacounty.org/recparks/parks/quietwaters, fqwp.org

Downs Park
Pasadena
aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/downs, friendsofdownspk.org

Indoor Play Place

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Columbia
skyzone.com

Skatezone
Crofton
sk8zone.com

Severna Park Gymnastics
Severna Park
severnaparkgymnastics.com

Museum

Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Annapolis
theccm.org

Maryland Science Center
Baltimore
mdsci.org

National Aquarium
Baltimore
aqua.com

Walters Art Museum
Baltimore
thewalters.org

B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore, Ellicott City
borail.org

American Visionary Art MuseumFamilyFavoritesRibbon2016
Baltimore
avam.org

Picnic Spot

Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis
aacounty.org/recparks/parks/quietwaters, fqwp.org

Downs Park
Pasadena
aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/downs, friendsofdownspk.org

Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Park
Glen Burnie
aacounty.org/locations-and-directions/bwi-trail

Playground

Kinder Farm Park
Millersville
aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/kinder-farm, kinderfarmpark.org

Watkins Regional Park
Upper Marlboro
pgparks.com/page342.aspx

Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis
aacounty.org/recparks/parks/quietwaters, fqwp.org

Party Facility

Severna Park Gymnastics
Severna Park
severnaparkgymnastics.com

Pump It Up
Lanham, Elkridge
pumpitupparty.com

1st Class Gymnastics
Annapolis
1stclassgym.com

Artworks Studio
Annapolis, Edgewater, Severna Park
artworksstudio.info

Ultimate Play Zone
Millersville
ultimateplayzone.com

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Columbia
skyzone.com

Place for Gifts

The Cottage
Severna Park
shopthecottage.com

Franklin’s Toys
Annapolis, Severna Park
franklinstoystore.com

Tuesday Morning Severna Park
Severna Park
tuesdaymorning.com


Chesapeake Family Favorite places for enrichment

FamFave EcoAdventuresArts and Drawing

Artworks Studio
Annapolis (new), Edgewater, Severna Park
artworksstudio.info

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis
marylandhall.org

Pick-n-Paint Pottery
Pasadena
picnpaintpottery.com

Dance Lessons

Severna Park Gymnastics
Severna Park
severnaparkgymnastics.com

Dance Center of Severna Park
Severna Park
thedancecenterofsevernapark.org

The Y - Zumba and Dance Fit by Sherri
Arnold
ymaryland.org

Camp

Severna Park Gymnastics
Severna Park
severnaparkgymnastics.com

Eco Adventures
Millersville
ecoadventures.org

Camp Wabanna
Edgewater
campwabanna.com

Musical Artists Theatre
Annapolis, Brooklyn Park, Towson
musicalartiststheatre.com

Gymnastics

Severna Park Gymnastics
Severna Park
severnaparkgymnastics.com

1st Class Gymnastics
Annapolis
1stclassgym.com

My Gym Annapolis
Annapolis
mygym.com/annapolis

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Mission Martial Arts
Annapolis (new), Arnold
missiontkd.com

Jing Ying
Arnold
jingying.org

Sherman’s Martial Arts
Chester
shermansmartialarts.com

Music Lessons

Music Together Chesapeake
Annapolis, Crofton, Severna Park
musictogetherchesapeake.com

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis
marylandhall.org

Music and Arts Store
Various Locations
musicarts.com

Theater

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis
marylandhall.org

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis
Annapolis
childrenstheatreofannapolis.com

Chesapeake Arts Center
Brooklyn Park
chesapeakearts.org

Tutoring

Mathnasium
Various locations
Mathnasium.com

The Educational Resource Group
Severna Park
theerg.net

Huntington Learning Center
Columbia, Gambrills, Pasadena
huntingtonhelps.com


Chesapeake Family Favorite family eats

Kids Menu

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Annapolis, Baltimore
missshirleys.com

Red Robin
Various locations
redrobin.com

Double T Diner
Various locations
doubletdiner.com

Local Breakfast

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Annapolis, Baltimore
missshirleys.com

Iron Rooster
Annapolis
ironroosterallday.com

Grump’s Cafe
Annapolis, Crofton
grumpscafe.com

Frozen Treat

Annapolis Ice Cream
Annapolis
annapolisicecream.com

Bruster’s
Various locations
brusters.com

The Froyo House
Arnold, Severna Park
thefroyohouse.com

Overall Dining

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Annapolis, Baltimore
missshirleys.com

Ledo Pizza
Various locations
ledopizza.com

Red Robin
Various locations
redrobin.com

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