In terms of going from a Dupont Circle brunch to the Friendship Heights multiplex, the Metro’s a pretty effective means of transportation. But when it comes to having dinner with your used-to-be-fun-before-having-kids couple friends who live in Falls Church -- or basically ever going anywhere outside the city limits -- the average mass transiter'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 and visiting lame friends to actual fun and awesome 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.