Going Green in America's Cities
Courtesy of Orchard Garden Hotel
San Francisco, California
Where to stay: Orchard Garden Hotel (415/399-9807; theorchardgardenhotel.com) represents one of the nation's only LEED-certified hotels, with a rooftop garden and guestroom energy-control feature.
Where to eat: Mixt Greens (415/433-6498; mixtgreens.com) offers not only organic, local and seasonal ingredients, but its natural, light-filled space has extensive green elements like zero-VOC paints.
How to travel: Cable cars aren't just nostalgic, they're also green, since they run by gripping a continuously moving steel cable. Going upscale?Eco Limo (888/4 ECO-LIMO; eco-limo.com) adds green by using bio-diesel and hybrid cars and SUVs.
Green activity: Napa now looks as green as its grapes. Stay at the LEED Gold-certified Gaia hotel (888/798-3777; gaianapavalleyhotel.com) with its Solatube tubular skylights, and visit a sustainable winery like Duckhorn Vineyards.