Beyond trips to Costco or Ikea, car-sharing services like Zipcar are convenient for those last-minute, get-out-of-town trips, too.
As far as where New Yorkers go, here are the top five destinations from the city in a Zipcar, based off of user feedback.
1. The Hamptons
People most often use Zipcar to travel from NYC to the Hamptons on Long Island.
2. Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, New Paltz and Beacon are ideal for leaf peeping.
3. Storm King Art Center
More than 500 Zipcar members have visited the New Windsor sculpture park since April.
4. Jersey Shore
Zipcar users frequently travel to Long Branch, Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach and Asbury Park in New Jersey.
5. The Catskills
The Catskills, located about 100 miles from the city, are a popular Zipcar destination.