America's Greenest Cities
No. 6 Seattle
In the No. 1 city for smart and tech-savvy locals, recycling isn’t just a passion—it’s the law for both households and businesses. Many local hotels take green practices one step further, whether it’s composting table scraps or offering free parking for guests driving hybrids. The Hyatt at Olive 8, near South Lake Union, earned LEED certification for features such as having the electricity automatically shut off when you’re not in your room. Meanwhile, you might score discounts on the top-ranked local coffee if you present the barista with your own refillable cup.