The Daily Herald celebrates local businesses and communities with Daily Herald Readers' Choice "top picks" campaign voted by you, our readers. We received thousands of electronic and paper ballot submissions in a three-week Readers' Choice promotional campaign, intended to identify the top businesses in a wide range of categories.

The list of categories and top picks is extensive. As you read over the list, we're sure you will recognize your favorites among the many categories, from best chocolate shop to indoor water park. We also expect you will find some unexpected and unknown venues.

We encourage you to peruse the list and visit these reader-selected top picks to judge for yourself. And, remember to cast your final votes beginning April 1 to select who you feel is deserving of the official 2015 Readers' Choice distinction from the tops picks in each respective category.

If you don't see a business or community listed here you think is deserving, be sure to look for our 2016 Readers' Choice top picks nomination ballots in December.

Thank you readers for selecting the 2015 Readers' Choice TOP PICKS!

Cast your vote TODAY and make your FINAL 2015 Readers’ Choice selections. Winners will be announced in June.