By Kim Taylor

Most New Yorkers yearn to lose themselves in nature’s panoramic Technicolor leaf display on the weekends, and there’s no simpler solution than a quick Zip Car pick up for leaf-viewing, apple picking, pumpkin picking, antique shopping, or what have you — especially since Zip Car renders escapism both easy and affordable. Even if you own a car, you may not want to bother with it when a Zip Car does the trick so nicely. Choose from a wide array of vehicle styles and models (including convertibles, hybrids, trucks, and SUVs for schlepping things or numerous people around). Simply sign up as a Zip Car member, receive a member card, and then chart your tailored course for adventure.

Head to the Hamptons or Montauk, south to the Jersey Shore for color and fresh fish, or to the hills and mountains upstate or in the Berkshires for a serene getaway. Zip to Mystic, CT or PA’s Amish country or to Philly for museums and cheese steaks. Cape May is fantastic in the fall with Haunted Ghost Tours and whale watching, and Cooperstown upstate offers arts, museums and gourmet local dining.

Wherever your excursion or port of call may be, and whether you need to travel for an hour or a day or a week, there’s a Zip Car to match your style and group size. There are four simple steps: Join, Reserve, Unlock and Drive. Read more at Choose your autumnal chariot.

Originally published October 2012
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