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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  • 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.


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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  • UCSC Student, Faculty, or Staff?

University memberships are only $15! (That’s $10 off. Thanks, Ford.)


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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.

  • Stripe Design Group

    Simply A-mazing service! I was looking for a pair of sunglasses (particular brand, style, and also color) that ended up being so popular, the five other...more
  • Om Gallery

    Best selection of unique lighting Ive come across. They import from Bali and all over. Super helpful woman at the desk with pink hair.more
  • The Abbey

    Love, love, love this cafe! Let me start by saying how happy I was to find that there was a parking lot. Sometimes, looking for street parking is just just...more
  • Bunny's Shoes

    As a woman (that may be a sexist statement, I know), I love shoes... So had to pop in here while others went across the way in to the hat shop. Found and...more
  • Childish Santa Cruz

    I was shopping for a baby shower gift and kept finding things I wish I knew existed when my kids were small. There were so many unique items in this store....more

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  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    great place to watch the waves crash and splash. The lighthouse is very pretty too. good for dogs.more
  • Twin Lakes State Beach

    Wondrous sunsets, not too many people during the week and offseason, and great for exercise. I enjoy swimming and writing here. Travelers: Please remember...more
  • Panther Beach

    Great "hidden" beach. The steep trek down the trail makes most beach going picnics and recreation challenging. So the beach never tends to get too packed...more
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

    After passing by this place for 4 and a half years, FINALLY a "free admisson today!" sign drew me in. I can't believe I've never been here before. It's so...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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  • West End Tap & Kitchen

    After a 6 mile hike, this was just what we needed. A dog friendly patio and a glass of wine. The weather was perfect and we were so lucky to find a dog...more
  • Walnut Avenue Café

    What a great cafe! My son and I were craving pancakes and most places were ending brunch in 15 minutes, but this cafe had breakfast on the menu all day so...more
  • The Buttery

    This is easily the best bakery in santa cruz, locally famous and really really popular. Unusually for a Santa Cruz business there is a small surface lot...more
  • Zachary's Restaurant

    Back in the 80's I was a student at UCSC, and used to frequent this place on a weekly basis. I loved it so much I wrote a song about the spuds and the...more
  • Oswald

    If you ever felt like splurging on food and want to fall into an abyss of utopia and experience euphoria . This is the place to go. Rack of lamb Or Skirt...more

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