As a public transit system, New York’s subway is basically unrivaled in America. Except the G train -- sorry, Train-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. Still, when it comes to easily jumping from borough to borough, or even outside the city, the average underground traveler’s kinda sunk. That’s where Zipcar comes in. This alternative to rental, ownership, and hitchhiking offers cars, trucks, and vans by the hour or day, enabling members to do anything from moving heavy furniture to actual fun stuff like the fantastical day-trip ideas listed below. Need more incentive? Members of the car-sharing service not only get gas, insurance, and maintenance included, but they’ll never have to worry about paying for corrective surgery on their eardrums after listening to some dude play a saw with a violin bow. Nice.