Santa Cruz Community Program


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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Santa Cruz Community Program

What is Zipcar?

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

  • 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.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

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



join now

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!

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

what's included


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


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


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.

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  • Zen Island

    Everything in Zen is so cute!! I want everything. This is a great place to find cute, and unique gifts. I've bought a little bit of everything here......more
  • The Closet Shopper

    This is one of the best shops in town! Not only do they have a great selection of gently used, in-style clothing, this is one of the best shops in Santa...more
  • Bunny's Shoes

    Sometimes you just need a new pair of shoes.... Walked in today right after they opened, even though they were still setting up the girl was still very...more
  • Stripe Design Group

    A -must- stop if you're shopping in Santa Cruz! Stopped here after spending way too much money shopping already, but I definitely spent another $100 here....more

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  • Treks and Tracks

    Just got back from a Practical Wilderness Survival class where we had Daniel as our instructor. What a great trip! We hiked 5 miles into the back country of...more
  • Adventure Out

    After completing the Outdoor Climber's Series through Adventure Out, my friends and I feel confident (perhaps too confident?) about embarking on sport...more
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    Okay, I can't speak on behalf of the beach part because it was high tide and the waves were crashing against the cliffs already! But this place is awesome...more
  • Pleasure Point

    As we go through life, once in a while, we discover places that manage to touch our sensibilities in profoundly pleasing ways: we fall in love. Maybe it's a...more
  • Pogonip

    Pogonip is a great area for quick day hikes (and apparently mountain biking!). The majority of it is shaded nicely by trees so it stays relatively cooler...more

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  • Walnut Avenue Café

    I was determined to have a late breakfast , and so found this place . They are open til 3 ! When I asked if they had a " dog friendly"patio ... They let me...more
  • Oswald

    The most consistent and satisfying restaurant in town. We don't have a lot of amazing restaurants around here, but Oswald always leaves me feeling content....more
  • The Buttery

    My cousin and I came here from San Mateo for a little Santa Cruz get away, and we decided to stop here for lunch. The environment is very cute and quaint,...more
  • Munch

    Philly Cheese fries are hands down the best! I order them with sautéed mushrooms & onions, cheese whiz and provolone. And the meat is great!!! Oooh...more
  • The Water Street Grill

    The location of this restaurant has a sordid past. It is where restaurants usually go to die. I am so happy someone who both understands the restaurant...more

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