The best part of heading back to school this semester? It’s not the new schedule of classes, the reunion with old friends, or the parties. It’s the fact that college students across the country have the chance to win free Uber rides for the entire semester.

Let’s face it: saving — especially for the long term — is tough. Whether it’s an unexpected bill or a weekend splurge, too often the money we meant to stash away for tomorrow tends to find its way out the door today. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Betterment to offer flexible retirement accounts to Uber driver partners. Learn how to make the most with every mile…

I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will now lead our combined self-driving efforts reporting directly to me—across personal transportation, delivery and trucking—in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh. If that sounds like a […]

Driving in NYC? Manhattan’s Best Coffee by Neighborhood

Do you drive in New York City? One major plus of driving in Manhattan is that your coffee break can always be excellent. Distinctive cafés offer a welcome breather from the traffic, and bold brews can be had in every neighborhood. In Manhattan, the coffee is as buzzy as the crowds, an affordable luxury that […]

Family Days in Pasadena

With so many kid-friendly activities, Pasadena is a popular destination for families visiting Los Angeles. From a short hike to the hidden waterfall in Eaton Canyon to the award-winning children’s museum nestled next to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena is worth the Uber ride from downtown Los Angeles. Check out these two action-packed itineraries for a […]

Philadelphia’s Traveling Beer Garden: What You Need to Know

The traveling beer garden and pop-up lounge “Parks on Tap” is appearing at 14 different parks this summer, following in Philadelphia’s long tradition of finding creative loopholes in the state’s restrictive alcohol laws. The traveling beer garden is spending a few days in each location, and brings a cool vibe to diverse neighborhoods and parks […]

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Chicago

It’s hard to recall a time when our travels and day-to-day activities weren’t constantly captured with our phones and shared immediately via social feeds. Inspiration can strike at every turn, particularly while wandering the streets of Chicago—a city chock-full of photo-worthy spots that’ll have Instagrammers itching to test out their filters. Lucky for you, we’ve […]

5 Great Philly Day Trips

Philadelphians in search of a quick getaway need to look no further than the city’s extensive SEPTA regional rail system, which extends far into the surrounding counties. Uber provides the missing link between the train station and local destinations, usually just too far to walk, opening up new areas for carless Philadelphians. Until Labor Day 2016, […]

5 Amazing Museums to See in Los Angeles

Whether you’re interested in science, art, music, or history, Los Angeles has a museum for just about everything. And while some think LA is mainly a destination for sun and surf, there are many fascinating museums to explore. If you’re sightseeing with a group of family or friends, order an uberXL to get around and […]

Pittsburgh’s Best Beer and Cocktails

Pittsburgh used to be known as a shot-and-a-beer kind of town (and still is, if you know where to look), but now there’s a bustling nightlife with countless great options for dinner and drinks. Downtown has countless great options for dinner and drinks, and the craft beer and craft cocktail movements are alive and well […]

Driving Like a Pro in San Francisco

San Francisco can be particularly difficult to drive in with its one-way streets, steep hills, changing traffic rules, and strict traffic enforcement. As you learn the ins and outs of the city can, you might find you spend less time sitting in traffic, are able complete more trips each day, and have happier riders. These […]