Santa Cruz Community Program


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

in partnership with:

Santa Cruz Community Program

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.

how it works

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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

what’s your affiliation with Santa Cruz Community Program?

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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

Join Zipcar for $50/year and get $50 in free driving to use during your first month!



You only need to be 18 to join now for $25/year and receive $35 in driving credit for you to use in your first month!

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

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 Santa Cruz Community Program. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Bunny's Shoes

    I made a special trip to Bunny's and I'm so glad I did! I walked out with two pairs of really cute shoes that were both on sale AND in season! In fact I...more
  • Go Ask Alice

    Funny that this place is listed as "jewelry, women's clothing, and henna", because that is... not really the point of this place. They do have a bit of...more
  • The Closet Shopper

    Found this consignment store by accident but what a find! The store is set up boutique style. Clothes are in good condition and the prices are reasonable....more
  • Wallflower Boutique

    Ahhh I love shopping here. Regardless of what you're looking for, you will find everything you didn't even know you wanted at Wallflower. I'm pretty sure...more
  • Botanic and Luxe

    There are not enough good things to say about Botanic and Luxe. The passion, love and dedication of the owner(s?) really shine through when you step foot...more

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  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    Great beach, agree with prior reviewers that it's a different vibe from the other area beaches. The concept may horrify some people, but there are *gasp*...more
  • Chardonnay Sailing Charters

    Amazing afternoon on the water! The crew was great - very friendly and personable. They kept checking in with drinks and food.more
  • Natural Bridges State Beach

    Definitely one of my favorite beaches in the Bay Area. The wonderful thing is, everyone prefers to go to the Broadwalk so that leaves a lot of room and...more
  • Pleasure Point

    One of my fav places to visit since I had got my drivers license so many years ago. It is great with or without a surfboardmore
  • Panther Beach

    Beautiful breathtaking beach!!! Not a place for kids or dogs tho lol Cus the sand is really rough! But the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The "hike"...more

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  • Oswald

    I haven't been here in a while and completely underestimated this place! The atmosphere is wonderful--great for romantic dinners. The service was great and...more
  • West End Tap & Kitchen

    *For Beer Only* My goodness, does this place make a decent brew! My boyfriend and I went for beer flights on a Sunday afternoon, and we were not...more
  • Ulterior

    This is some excellent and unique food! They add new dishes on a regular basis, so not sure if my review will stay current...the Raddichio Salad is really...more
  • Tramonti

    Great Italian pizza. The wait can get long on summer nights but came in on a winter weekend with a large party and we were seated immediately. Good fresh...more
  • Surfrider Café

    Went here for a triple date on a Thursday night around 830pm and were seated right away. We started off with the avocado fries and snobby tots and my bf & I...more

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