Having lived the ‘city life’ for a few years now, I can tell you getting from point A to point B can be a struggle. Boston’s subway system is not the most reliable or efficient way to get around. Between Green Line delays or a mid-week Red Sox game, you’ll never know when a train will break down or baseball fans will be flooding the public transit, making a simple grocery run a huge hassle. The surrounding areas of Boston have so much to offer too, but without a vehicle you aren’t able to take advantage!
When Enterprise asked if I’d like try out their CarShare membership, I jumped on it! Not only is this a service I can benefit from personally, but I know that many of you live the ‘city girl life’ all across the country.
The process was super simple. With just a few clicks, I applied for a CarShare membership. After quickly being approved, I searched for vehicles in my area. I was taken back by how -chockfull Boston is with CarShare locations! Through the mobile app, I was able to quickly make a reservation in advance – even picking the exact vehicle I wanted to drive! I opted for a Jeep Cherokee because the extra space of an SUV is sometimes needed.
The length of your reservation is up to you. If your Target trip goes a bit longer than planned (they always do!), simply open the app and alter your drop-off time. Super easy! Plus, you can utilize the CarShare vehicle for as little as a few hours or as long as a couple days.
S and I took the Jeep Cherokee from David Square to Chestnut Hill. Chestnut Hill (also known as “The Street”) is an area outside of Boston that is full of popular retailers, unique boutiques, amazing green juice and every day conveniences like Starbucks and Wegmans. I could honestly live in this complex and never leave (no seriously, they even have condos overlooking the shopping area, ha!), but since I don’t live there CarShare is the easiest way to access all that Chestnut Hill has to offer. Some of my favorite spots are:
If you like green juice, you’ll LOVE Juice Press. Everything from their fresh juices, to acai bowls to matcha lattes are phenomenal. Juice Press originated in NYC, recently making their Boston debut at The Street!
Unlike other popular cupcakes, (I won’t name names), no matter what time of day or day of the week you stop in, these are the most delectable, fresh, soft and gooey cupcakes you’ll EVER have. I had a cupcake punch card and it’s hilarious how quickly S and I went through a dozen cupcakes! The flavors range from a traditional carrot cake to unique seasonal flavors like pink lemonade!
A local boutique featuring rustic, boho-inspired home decor, jewelry and clothing inspired by NYC, Martha’s Vineyard and the streets of Milan. I love grabbing unique, heartfelt gifts here for my girlfriend’s.
The best pit stop for serious home decor inspo. I snagged these faux fur pillows during this trip and they pair perfectly with our couch.
This quick lunch spot offers the most delicious, locally sourced salads. My favorite salad is the Rad Thai with tofu and spicy broccoli, but they are all just so good! You don’t want to skip out on the fresh basil lemonade either.
THE POP UP
Every five months or so, a new local business will make an appearance at The Pop Up. Everything from Kane’s Donuts, to Rancatores Ice Cream has been there this year. I love that every so often, a new business rotates in, making me try something new!
Green juice cancels out cheesy fries, right? But seriously, they have a portobello burger that’s stuffed with muenster cheese. Need I say more?
Now that Enterprise CarShare has shown me how simple it is to drive around Davis Square or explore outside of Boston, you better believe this will become a repeat event (whether I’m craving some green juice or making a Target run). If you’d like to try out Enterprise CarShare for yourself, A Mix of Min readers who sign up for the program via this link will have their application fee waived, first year membership fee waived, and $20 in driving credits: http://bit.ly/Blog16-US
Have you tried a car share system before? What are your thoughts?!
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This blog post was sponsored by Enterprise CarShare. All opinions and images are my own.