Congratulations to Our 2024 Family Favorite Award WINNERS!!

April 5, 2024

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for your favorite family-friendly businesses in Seminole County! We feel that every business that was nominated and voted for through this process deserves a heartfelt "Congratulations!"  There were thousands of nominations and votes. You let us know your go-to places to entertain, enrich, exhaust, and take care of your kids and families. And we agree — they are awesome!

Thank you to all the amazing businesses that contributed to this list, and for their hard work year-round on creating family-friendly environments that help bring the community together!

There were so many close races this year (a few ties); we decided to include the runner-up in each category as an Honorable Mention. 

Without further ado, the winners by category are….........

Exhaust and Enrich Your Kids (classes and lessons)

Favorite Art Studio/Classes/Lessons:

  • Winner: Board & Brush - Sanford
  • Runner up: Calliope Street - Oviedo

Favorite DIY Studios: 

  • Winner: Pottery U Paint - Longwood
  • Runner up: Board & Brush - Sanford

Favorite Dance - Classes/Studio:

  •  Winner: University Performing Arts Centre -Oviedo
  • Runner up: Turning Pointe-A Dance Studio - Longwood

Favorite Drama/Theater/Performing Arts Lessons: 

  • Winner: Joy Performing Arts - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Ritz Theater Sanford - Sanford 

Favorite Music Classes/Lessons

  • Winner: Mindful Music - Sanford
  • Runner up: Grow and Sing Studios (Kindermusik) -Oviedo

Favorite Gymnastics/Tumbling:

  • Winner: Ace Gymnastics - Longwood
  • Runner up: United Gymnastics Academy - Oviedo

Favorite Cheer:

  • Winner: Legendary Athletics - Longwood
  • Runner up: Double Down Athletics - Oviedo

Favorite Martial Arts

  • Winner: Champion Karate – Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Victory Martial Arts - Oviedo

Favorite Swim Lessons:

  • Winner: J. Douglas Williams YMCA - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Little Otters Swim Academy - Oviedo

Favorite Youth Sports Programs: 

  • Winner: Soccer Shots - Various Locations
  • Runner up: KidStrong - Oviedo

Entertain Your Kids

Favorite Indoor Fun - Big Kids:

  • Winner: Planet Obstacle - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Arcade Monsters - Oviedo

Favorite Indoor Fun - Little Kids: 

  • Winner: Altitude Trampoline Park - Sanford
  • Runner up: We Rock the Spectrum - North Orlando - Casselberry

Favorite Date Night Fun:

  • Winner: Top Golf - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: District Eat & Play - Oviedo

(New Category) Favorite Movie Theater

  • Winner: Amstar Cinema 12 - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Regal Oviedo Mall

Celebrate with Your Kids

Favorite Birthday Party Venue: 

  • Winner: Semoran Skate Way - Casselberry
  • {Tie} Runner up: We Rock the Spectrum - North Orlando- Casselberry & Planet Obstacle - Lake Mary

Favorite Children's Entertainment: 

  • Winner: Mad Science
  • Runner up: Tutu Tales Party Productions

Favorite Party/Celebration Supply/Rental Business:

  • Winner: Card My Yard - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Yahd Aht - Winter Springs

Take Care of and Educate Your Kids

Favorite Childcare/Daycare: 

  • Winner: Kiddie Academy of Longwood / Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Serendipity Learning Center - Casselberry

Favorite Preschool: 

  • Winner: Willow Creek Preschool - Winter Springs
  • {Tie} Runner up: Young Innovators Academy - Oviedo & Kiddie Academy of Longwood-Lake Mary

Favorite Private School: 

  • {Tie} Winners: St. Luke's Lutheran School - Oviedo & Lake Mary Prep
  • Runner up: Central FL Academy of the Arts - Winter Springs

Favorite Tutoring Services: 

  • Winner: Mathnasium - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Sylvan Learning - Oviedo

(New Category) Favorite STEM/Coding/Specialty

  • Winner: Code Ninjas - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Aspire STEAM Studio - Casselberry

Favorite After-School Program: 

  • Winner: Ace Gymnastics After School Program - Longwood
  • Runner up: O2B Kids - Oviedo

Feed Your Kids....... and Yourself

Favorite Baker/Sweet Treats

  • Winner: D’Amico & Sons Italian Market & Bakery - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Roll'n Dough by Alicia - Casselberry

Favorite BBQ: 

  • Winner: 4 Rivers - Longwood
  • Runner up: Mission BBQ - Oviedo

Favorite Breakfast Spot: 

  • Winner: The Town House Restaurant - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Peach Valley - Lake Mary

Favorite Coffee/Tea Shop: 

  • Winner: Foxtail Coffee - Altamonte Springs
  • Runner up: New City Coffee Co. - Lake Mary

Favorite Pizza:

  • Winner: Dough Boyz Pizza -Oviedo
  • Runner up: Tomasino's Pizza - Winter Springs

Favorite Date Night Restaurant

  • Winner: Nonno's Italian Restaurant - Altamonte Springs
  • Runner up: The Vineyard Wine Company - Lake Mary

Favorite Family Friendly Restaurant: 

  • Winner: Texas Roadhouse - Sanford
  • Runner up: Miller's Ale House - Oviedo

Favorite Italian:

  • Winner: Stefano's Trattoria - Winter Springs
  • Runner up: Nonno's Italian Restaurant - Altamonte Springs

Favorite Lunch Spot: 

  • Winner: Rock & Brews - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Beth's Burger Bar - Lake Mary

Favorite Frozen Treat: 

  • Winner: Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Nan and Pop's Ice Cream Shop - Longwood

Favorite Sushi: 

  • Winner: Sushi Pop - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Amura - Lake Mary

Favorite Burger Place: 

  • Winner: Culver's - Oviedo
  • {Tie} Runner up: BurgerFi - Lake Mary and Beth's Burger Bar - Lake Mary

Favorite Wings: 

  • Winner: Papa Bees - Longwood
  • Runner up: Gators Dockside - Winter Springs

Favorite Steakhouse:

  • Winner: Ruth's Chris - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Texas Roadhouse - Sanford

Take Care of Your Family - Health & Wellness

Favorite Health Club/Fitness Studio:

  • Winner: J. Douglas Williams YMCA - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Riverside Fitness - Oviedo

Favorite Yoga/Pilates: 

  • Winner: Club Pilates - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Club Pilates - Oviedo

Favorite Health Specialty/Natural Product Store:

  • Winner: Root's Raw Juice Bar - Lake Mary
  • Runner up: Mockingbird Apothecary - Longwood

Favorite Family Chiropractor: 

  • Winner: Dr. Dwight White - Top Tier Performance Chiropractic - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Lake Mary Chiropractic Center

Favorite Dentist {Family}: 

  • Winner: Your Oviedo Dentist
  • Runner up: Lake Forest Family Dentistry - Sanford

Favorite Dentist {Pediatric}: 

  • Winner: Dr. King - Dentistry For Children - Oviedo
  • {Tie} Runner up: Castle Pediatric Dentistry: Keren Castellucci, DMD - Winter Springs & Dr. Nick White Lake Mary Pediatric Dentistry

Favorite Orthodontist: 

  • Winner: Weeks Orthodontics - Winter Springs
  • Runner up: Kapadia Orthodontic - Oviedo

Favorite Pediatrician: 

  • Winner: Interlachen Pediatrics Oviedo
  • Runner up: Central Florida Pediatrics - Lake Mary

Family Practitioner {Traditional or Integrative}: 

  • Winner: Lake Mary Family Physicians
  • Runner up: Dr. Coupland - Central Florida Family Medicine - Oviedo

Favorite Vision Care: 

  • Winner: Stewart Family Eye Care - Oviedo
  • Runner up: Eagle Vision Eye Care - Lake Mary

Take Care of Your Family – Retail Stores & Services

Favorite Hair Salon: 

  • Winner: Studio 312 Salon - Oviedo
  • Runner up: The Look Salon & Spa - Oviedo

Favorite Skin Care/Spa: 

  • Winner: The Rose Spa Of Lake Mary
  • Runner up: OASIS Spa & Wellness - Oviedo

Favorite Nail Salon: 

  • Winner: Oviedo Bliss Nail Spa
  • Runner up: Koi Nail Spa - Sanford

Favorite Massage Therapist: 

  • Winner: Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - Longwood
  • Runner up: OASIS Spa & Wellness - Oviedo

(New Category) Favorite Gift Shop

  • Winner: My Oviedo Store
  • {Tie} Runner up: The Whimsy Emporium - Lake Mary & Ruby Sun Gifts - Longwood

Favorite Veterinarian: 

  • Winner: Oviedo Animal Hospital
  • Runner up: Lake Emma Animal Hospital - Lake Mary

Favorite Non Profit:

  • Winner: The Sharing Center
  • Runner up: Kids House of Seminole

An One More Thing.........

Favorite New Business: 

  • Winner: D’Amico & Sons Italian Market & Bakery - Oviedo
  • Runner up: We Rock the Spectrum - North Orlando - Casselberry

Congratulations to Shelly H. for winning a  prize package.  

If your business is a winner on this list, we will be contacting you soon about your award! CONGRATULATIONS!!!