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Green Travel in San Francisco

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Photo: Courtesy of L'Etoile

LEED-certified hotels, restaurants using organic produce, and iconic (and very energy-efficient) cable cars make The City by the Bay one of America's greenest.

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Themes: Eco-Travel

Inspired by: Going Green in America's Cities — by Keith Rockmael, Published Oct. 2007

Hotels (2)

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    Gaia Hotel

    The Leed Gold-certified hotel boasts Solatube tubular skylights.

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    Orchard Garden Hotel

    Set in San Francisco’s tiny, unofficial French Quarter, the Orchard Garden feels exactly like a spiffy little Left Bank hotel—one that’s LEED certi

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Restaurants (1)

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    Mixt Greens

    Located in the artistic SoMa district, Mixt Greens is a casual, eco-friendly eatery housed in a high-ceilinged space with light wood accents. Part

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Activities (2)

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    Duckhorn Vineyards

    This Napa Valley winery produces Bordeaux-style varietals and hosts wine tastings in a bright, yellow-toned room as well as on its wide, wrap-aroun

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    Eco Limo

    Y Fray, who spent 20 years as a limousine driver and then chauffeur of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Prius, utilized his relationships to create this sustain

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