Disclosure: Nest has provided enrollment in classes for my family, but all opinions are my own.
|The kids with Miss Naeemah, their music instructor|
One thing I love about Nest that I don't think I've mentioned is the location. I cringe when people think you have to head to the 'burbs to find family-friendly spaces and activities. I know the city is full of them, but I don't always take advantage of them the way I should. I often say I wish I made it into Center City more - and with only a short train ride in between, there's really no excuse. When we are enrolled in a class at Nest we go into the city every week and it reminds me how easy and wonderful it is. These are the top four reasons I love Nest, not just for what it is, but also for where it is:
1. Public Transit Accessible: We take the blue line and the Market-Frankford train drops us off just blocks away, but there are at least a dozen stations and stops for bus/trolley/train loving people. (If you prefer driving, never fear- Nest offers discounted parking at a nearby lot for members!)
2. Restaurants and Shops: Brunch at Green Eggs Cafe? Lunch at El Vez? Or just some gelato from Capo Giro for a post-class treat? It's all within a couple blocks. Don't forget to window shop at all the little boutiques along the way.
3. Proximity to Other Family Friendly Attractions: After class, we often find ourselves wandering the city (Center City has such a different vibe than our neighborhood only a couple dozen blocks away!) and we can end up at Franklin Square, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Love Park, The Liberty Bell or Sister Cities Park.
4. Gayborhood: It's right in the heart of Washington Square where the street signs are rainbow and the people don't bat an eye at our family.
Thinking about signing up for a fall semester class? They start August 9th (that Monday!) - so don't delay. Let them know you are a WestPhillyMama reader and get 20% off enrollment. You can check out the schedule here - and note there are plenty of Saturday classes for working parents!
Perhaps we will see you there!