Spend quality time with the 2018 Best of Syracuse Family finalists

The 2018 Best of Syracuse Family category brings you everything kid-friendly and group fun. The category has been broken down by award, with a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

Click the "Vote Now" button at the bottom to vote on who you think should be the winner. An email address is required, and each person can only vote once. Voting will remain open until September 30.

You do not have to submit a vote for every category. Make sure you share this article using #BestofSyracuse to spread the word!

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Best Haunted Attraction

  • CMC’s Haunted House
  • Fright Nights at the Fair
  • Frightmare Farms
  • The Last Ride

Best Pumpkin Patch

  • Abbott Farms
  • Critz Farms
  • Katie’s Pumpkin Patch
  • The Pumpkin Hollow
  • Tim’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Will’s Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm

Best Apple Picking

  • Abbott Farms
  • Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard
  • Behling Orchards
  • Navarino Orchard
  • Owen Orchards

Best Amusement or Water Park

  • Darien Lake Theme Park Resort
  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari
  • Seabreeze
  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
  • Thunder Island Water Park

Best Go-Karts

  • RPM Raceway
  • Thunder Island
  • Tri-R-Karts Super Golf & Go Karts

Best Preschool

  • Jowonio School
  • Learn As You Grow
  • Little Lukes
  • Main Street School
  • Syracuse University’s Early Education & Child Care Center
  • YMCA

Best After School Program

  • BASCOL (Before and After School Childcare on Location)
  • Learn As You Grow
  • The Painting Poet
  • YMCA

Best CNY Playground

  • Camillus Park and Splash Pad
  • Wegmans Playground at Onondaga Lake Park

Best Park

  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Onondaga Lake Park
  • Shove Park
  • Thornden Park
  • Upper Onondaga Park

Best Library

  • Central Square Library
  • Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
  • Fayetteville Free Library
  • Liverpool Public Library
  • Northern Onondaga Public Library
  • Onondaga Free Library

Best Family Restaurant

  • Borio’s Restaurant
  • CopperTop Tavern
  • Finally Ours Diner
  • Tully’s Good Times
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