Best of Gwinnett 2011: Spending Quality Time Together

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Gwinnett is a family-focused community! In fact, many families decide to move to our community because of its outstanding educational opportunities, safe and welcoming neighborhoods and kid-friendly venues great for family outings. You won’t find a better place to raise your kids and become an involved parent. Take a look at these top picks to put family first!

❯❯  Best Child-Friendly Restaurant
Do you have a picky eater on your hands at home? Stop hiding the spinach or masking the broccoli in the mac and cheese, treat them to dinner at these child-friendly joints: Chick-fil-A, Chuck E. Cheese, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Mellow Mushroom and Stevi B’s. They’re sure to love it!

❯❯  Best Local Festival
From local entertainment to holiday arts and crafts, homemade goodies to handsewn quilts, there’s something for everyone at Gwinnett’s top festivals. Here are some of our favorites: Amigos for Christ Celebrate Service Music Festival, Duluth Fall Festival, Suwanee Day, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival and Yellow Daisy Festival.

❯❯  Best Park
Whether you’re watching your kid’s little league game or throwing a ball with the dog, it’s an undeniable fact that Gwinnett has the best park system around. Enjoy Gwinnett parks like Little Mulberry Park, Sims Lake Park, Stone Mountain Park, Suwanee Town Center Park and Tribble Mill Park for fantastic fun in the sun and maybe even a little exercise, too!

❯❯  Best Summer Activity
Don’t be caught stuck inside! Gwinnett offers the best in summertime fun for the whole crew. Our reader have spoken – spend time together at the Gwinnett Braves games, LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Lawrenceville Square Concerts, Stone Mountain Park Laser Light Show and Suwanee Town Center Concerts & Events.

❯❯  Best Clothing Store for Children
Are your kids begging you for a new wardrobe? Have the best-dressed kid on the block with clothes from Carter’s, Gymboree, Old Navy, P.S. from Aéropostale and Tadpoles. An extra plus for parents – these shops have great bargains, too!

❯❯  Best School Field Trip
Attention all teachers! Engage your students outside the classroom by visiting the Aurora Theatre, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Hands-On Learning and Yellow River Game Ranch. These educational facilities allow students to participate in hands-on interactive experiences that the whole class will enjoy.

❯❯  Best Childcare
Approximately 70 percent of parents place their kids in some type of daily care. Parents want to know their kids are safe and happy in their chosen childcare environment. Parents, no fear, these facilities were named Best in Gwinnett: Buford Presbyterian Weekday School, D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Preschool, Oxford Falls Academy and Primrose Schools.

❯❯  Best Family Activity
Family matters – it’s true! Enjoy spending time with your mom and pop at the Gwinnett Braves games, Gwinnett County Parks, LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Stone Mountain Laser Light Show and Yellow River Game Ranch for hours of entertainment!

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