CSU Monterey Bay


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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in partnership with:

CSU Monterey Bay

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

Learn more at www.zipcar.com/how

how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Ford zipcar

what’s your affiliation with CSUMB?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

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what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around CSUMB. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • SockShop Cannery Row

    This place has socks in just about any design you can think of - crazy animals, wacky patterns, weird symbols, and even embroidered famous works of art...more
  • Cost Plus World Market

    I have to rave. I cannot not. I just recently bought a desk from CPWM in Santa Cruz. When I got it home I discovered it was damaged. I did not want to...more
  • Rosie's Cracker Barrel

    Fabulous place. My boyfriend and I stopped in on our way back from a camping trip. It's less than a minute from the main road and totally worth it. Owner is...more
  • Potter's Electronics

    I've been shopping at Potters since they opened years ago. They have a great selection of hard-to-find and specialty items. Unlike Radio Shack, Potters...more

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

    We really love the Monterey Bay Aquarium just not on holiday weekends. It's a great place to visit and our kids really enjoy coming here but wanted to give...more
  • Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course

    Just had a wedding event here for my friends. I helped with set up and the staff was great! Although the only problem was there was still restaurant patrons...more
  • Adventures By The Sea

    We were looking for something different to do in Monterey and found Adventures By The Sea on Yelp. Sometimes it's fun to do the "tourist" thing. Surreys...more
  • Adventures By The Sea

    Very kind and knowledgable tour guide Ann took us around the harbor. Weather was perfect and all the equipment provided! We saw a bunch of animals on the...more
  • Monterey Bay Sailing

    The whole experience was amazing. We had reserved the 1 hr family bay cruise in the morning. We had concerns due to our three year old and this was the...more

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  • Moss Landing Cafe

    Maybe the best breakfast ever: After our sad little breakfast at a nearby B&B, we were hungry for lunch. This looked like a place where you could get an...more
  • La Tortuga Torteria

    Wow! The cuban torta is off the hook!! Best torta ever by far. It's incredible and a mound of meat that will keep you busy for quite some time. Breaded beef...more
  • Jim's Chinese Restaurant

    Jim's Special Wonton Soup. If there's one reason to visit Jim's, this would be it. Wonton pieces, noodles, BBQ pork, roast duck, chicken, vegetables....more
  • Noodle Bar

    Great food and good size portions at a low price. I ordered the Chow Fun, it was amazing. According to a local who eats here 3 times a week the place is...more
  • Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

    I wish there were one closer, but for my waistline, I'm glad there isn't. Really yummy, fast, great flavors, nice spicy and crunch jalepenos. Had the...more

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