Kids & family

Readers’ choices

Best martial arts studio

1. Zai Martial Arts Academy
5401 Longley Lane, No. A10, 824-0400

2. United Studios of Self Defence
4792 Caughlin Pkwy, Reno, 852-3383; 5150 Mae Anne Ave, 747-3383; 770 S. Meadows Pkwy No. 105, 851-8773

Best maternity store

1. Motherhood Maternity
5183 Meadowood Mall Circle, 825-3155

Best toy store

1. Toys ‘R’ Us
5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-8697

2. Rockabye
538 W. Plumb Lane, 825-0700

Most kid-friendly restaurant

1. Chuck E. Cheese’s
5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-5160

2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
4999 Kietzke Lane, 825-7246; 4712 Galleria Parkway, Sparks, 626-9700

3. The Pirate Ship
495 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 331-7203

Best arcade games

1. Skywalk Arcade, John Ascuaga’s Nugget
1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, 356-3300

2. Arcade Extreme, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. FunQuest, Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E. Second St., 789-1127

Best park

1. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St., 785-4512

2. Idlewild Park
1900 Idlewild Drive, 334-2260

3. Wingfield Park
First Street and Arlington Avenue, 334-2260

Best local library

1. Downtown Reno Library
301 S. Center St., 327-8312

2. Spanish Springs Library
7100A Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs, 424-1800

3. Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive, 787-4100

Best picnic spot

1. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St., 785-4512

2. Virginia Lake Park
1980 Lakeside Drive, 334-2260

3. Lake Tahoe

Best family outing

1. Lake Tahoe

2. The Pirate Ship
495 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 331-7203

3. Wild Island Family Adventure Park
250 Wild Island Ct., Sparks, 359-2927

3. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St.

3. Truckee River

Best place to introduce kids to nature

1. Lake Tahoe

2. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St., 785-4512

3. Oxbow Nature Study Area
3100 Dickerson Road, 334-3808

Illustration by Ben Simonsen

Best youth sports program

1. YMCA of the Sierra
various locations

2. High Sierra Gymnastics
120 Woodland Ave., Suite B, 747-7748

3. Sierra Youth Football League
324-4321

Best place to take the kids

1. Lake Tahoe

2. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra St., 785-4512

3. Wingfield Park
First Street and Arlington Avenue, 334-2260

Best thing to do on a Friday night if you’re under 18/21

1. Lake Tahoe

2. hiking

3. Roller Kingdom
515 E. Seventh St., 329-3472

Best weekend activity

1. Lake Tahoe

2. Hiking

3. Movies

Best weeknight activity

1. Movies, various locations

2. Sleeping

2. Drinking