Help choose the best kid-friendly spots in Central Ohio.

Editor's note: Voting in our 2020 Family Faves reader poll ended Aug. 5. Thanks to everyone who cast a ballot. Find out who our 10th annual winners are in our Fall issue, which comes out in late September. 

No doubt your family has lots of favorite places around Central Ohio—your top spot for Friday night pizza, a park you really enjoy, even a preferred place to play mini golf. It’s time to support them in our annual reader poll!

Voting is now open for the 2020 Columbus Parent Family Faves. For the 10th year, we’re seeking your opinions on the best family-friendly businesses, dining, activities and events in Central Ohio.

There are 40 categories, each of which has multiple nominees—a list made up of those who earned at least 5 percent of the vote in last year’s survey. (In cases where a business closed, we substituted the next-highest vote-getter.) Each question also has an option to write in your own choice if your favorite isn’t listed.

Two categories are new this year, Favorite Park for Socially Distanced Fun and Favorite Trampoline Park, in place of Favorite Festival and Favorite Outdoor Pool, which are on a pandemic-related hiatus this year.

Voting closes at noon Aug. 5. There is a limit of one ballot per person. 

Nominees (or those who want to launch a write-in campaign) can download Family Faves marketing materials at

Winners (as well as runners-up and honorable mentions) will be revealed in our Fall issue.

We can’t wait to see who you pick!


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