This past year I’ve been traveling more and more which makes leaving my car in the city sort of pointless — no need to pay for a parking spot every month or leave my car stranded on the street when I’m not in Philadelphia. I recently tested Enterprise CarShare as an alternative to owning a car. You can sign up for a monthly or annual membership that gives you access to CarShare spots across the city. About a week before I scheduled my drive, I entered the time, day and desired pickup location. Each car has different pricing depending on the make and model (you can pick what you like best).
One of the best parts of the experience was the ease of unlocking and locking the car. After creating an account online and being approved as a new member, a membership card was mailed to my home. That card is used to access the scheduled cars on my CarShare account. i hate carrying around extra keys to it was super convenient to just swipe the card to unlock, start the car (the keys are left inside) and then swipe the card again to lock.
I scheduled a car for a day I was in Philadelphia and needed to run errands. The King of Prussia Mall isn’t far from Center City Philadelphia, but it’s also not very close! I started the day meeting my mom for lunch. From there I ventured to the suburbs and stopped for coffee multiple times. I love independent coffee shops!
It’s not often I get to stop and enjoy a relaxing sunset so after running errands in the Suburbs before my CarShare time finished, I parked in Fairmount to appreciate the stunning sky views. I swung by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. If you haven’t been to Philadelphia to see those museums…. it’s an absolute must!
Thank you to Enterprise CarShare for partnering with me for this post.
If you’re interested in checking out the program, sign up here and use the promo code BLOG16. You can sign up and get your first year free, plus $20 in driving credits.