The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “best kid-friendly shopping area” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: Crocker Park
Shop. Dine. Play. Live. Work. Experience. It’s all happening at Crocker Park. Spread over 12 city blocks in Westlake, the lifestyle center has exquisite shopping and dining options. From relaxation to socializing and recreation, the annual events calendar is packed with over 200 activities occurring in this open-air park, with everything from live music to free movies and workout classes, a daily summer Express Train and Splash Pad, annual Wine Festival and Block Party, food truck pop-ups, a 50-ft. dancing Christmas Tree, a daily winter real ice-skating rink and photos with Santa, a 1-mile fitness loop, and so much more.
177 Market St., Westlake
Legacy Village was designed with you in mind. It’s a great place to meet friends and shop. At Legacy Village, you’ll find traditional retail shopping along with unique boutique-style shops and service-oriented businesses like salons, a grocery and a pharmacy. A one-of-a-kind experience in a relaxing environment.
25001 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst
Celebrate your style with a mix of nationally renowned retailers and the best local and regional brands. Discover your favorite from diverse restaurants and specialty eateries. Check showtimes and buy your tickets for this state-of-the-art entertainment/dine-in theater experience at Silverspot Cinema, bowl at Pinstripes or check out their event calendar for family fun.
200 Park Ave., Orange
Van Aken District
The Van Aken District is a place you’ll want to linger longer, savor and come back to — again and again. This vibrant urban hub, located in Downtown Shaker Heights, offers retail, restaurants and entertainment – all coming together in the name of community, craftsmanship and supporting the local economy.
3401 Tuttle Road, Shaker Heights