The Best in Kids: 2018

Mom and dad look no further for the best for your little ones, the tots get a category all to themselves! Toys to tutoring, pediatricians to places to dine…here are readers top picks for kids in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2018 issue of AZ Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Academic Tutoring Service: Pimentel Academic Services

Best Birthday Party Spot: Pinspiration

Best Children’s Hospital: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Best Day Summer Camp: Arizona Animal Welfare League’s Summer Day Camps

Best Holiday Experience for Children: North Pole Experience

Best Kid-Friendly Hotel: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Best Kid’s Clothing Store: Cheeky Chic Baby Boutique

Best Kid’s Entertainment Indoors: OdySea Aquarium

Best Kid’s Entertainment Outdoors: Fairytale Events

Best Kid’s Restaurant: Barro’s Pizza

Best Master-Plan Community for Children in the Valley: DC Ranch

Best Nanny Agency: A Perfect Fit

Best Overnight Summer Camp: Camp Maripai

Best Pediatric Dentist Office: Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pediatrician: Dr. Katherine Lichtsinn

Best Private High School: Xavier College Preparatory

Best Private or Charter School: Scottsdale Christian Academy

Best Splash Pad: Scottsdale Quarter

Best Toy Store: Kidstop

Best Water Park: Big Surf Water Park

Most Entertaining Dinner Spot for Kids: Pita Jungle

AFM Faves

Best Annual Kids Event: Fashion Week 4 Kids

Best Kids Restaurant: Joe’s Farm Grill

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