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Steer Summer Plans Toward Adventure with a Zipcar

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Steer Summer Plans Toward Adventure with a Zipcar08:30 EDT Thursday, June 30, 2011July is Anti-Boredom Month, Get Moving in a ZipcarCAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing and July being National Anti-Boredom Month, Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car-sharing network, is encouraging people across the country to get out, get active and take advantage of all the summer has to offer by getting into a Zipcar.  Whether you just need a car for a quick beach trip or you're traveling to your summer hot spot a couple hours away, Zipcar's flexibility suits all needs with its hourly rates and 30+ vehicle styles ranging from BMWs to Ford trucks. Zipcar, a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to car ownership, has locations in 15 major metropolitan markets, as well as on 230 college campuses, making it easy to locate and reserve a Zipcar wherever you may be.  Zipcar also offers vehicles at select hotels in markets where the company operates, making it even easier for those visiting another Zipcar city to reserve a vehicle to explore the area.  For a list of hotels offering Zipcars, visit www.zipcar.com/hotels. "According to the U.S. Travel Association, 59 percent of U.S. adults have planned for leisure travel during the month of July," said Scott Griffith, Zipcar chairman and CEO. "And even if your calendar isn't pre-booked months in advance, you can still enjoy the summertime by reserving a Zipcar to take an impromptu trip to a favorite beach destination, water park or backyard party during the month of July."Stay active in July, and consider these popular activities to help you maximize on summer fun while preventing yourself from falling into the lazy-days-of-summer habit:Get out of the city and into some new restaurants. Some of the best restaurants may be located on the outskirts of major cities, so plan a foodie road trip this summer. Reserve a Zipcar for a few hours and squeeze in some tasty appetizers at restaurants you've never experienced before.Pick up a new bike route. Check your local department of natural resource's webpage for new bike trails or hop into a Zipcar equipped with a bike-rack for a ride off the beaten trail (Zipcar encourages helmets!).Designate a Zipster to get to the local music festivals. Whether your favorite music festival is in New York City or Seattle, Washington, there's a Zipcar that will get you and your crew there in time for the opening acts.Make the most of member benefits. Zipcar offers deals on almost everything, from local museums to spas to gyms. Reserve a Zipcar this month and check out which local establishments accept member discounts: http://www.zipcar.com/benefits/. RSVP to (and attend) that Wedding/Shower/Bachelor/Bachelorette party. Zipcar's luxury models will get you there in style while still having enough room to stow away all the gifts you'll be bringing. Plan a day at the nearest amusement and water parks. Roller coasters, games and prizes and wave pools ? amusement parks seem to house all the best summer activities.Take a mini road trip. If you've been meaning to visit your former college roommate, see the national parks or you just need to open up that sunroof and drive, summertime is the season to pack the car with coolers, get out the GPS and hit the road!About ZipcarZipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with more than 575,000 members and more than 8,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.Photos and b-roll footage are available for media purposes at www.zipcar.mediaroom.com.Zipcar and the Zipcar logo are trademarks of Zipcar, Inc. SOURCE ZipcarFor further information: Greg Winter, Zipcar, +1-617-336-4323, gwinter@zipcar.com