On the Road

We spent the night watching live lightning storms meant just for us. We unearthed a winery in Nebraska; and we putted our way through a round of enviro-themed mini-golf, all in the name of green. We’ve compiled 88 of our favorite spots across the continental United States (and 200 and counting online) to inspire eco-conscious road-tripping that supports local economies. With our list in hand, you can plot a day off or a month-long journey. However you go about searching for American majesty, remember—the country offers a vast terrain for eco-minded travelers.

By Kimberly Fusaro and Madhu Puri

Theo Chocolate Plant Tour
Willy Wonka be damned. Confections, brittle, bars, and cacao nibs in Fair Trade, organic, and single-origin varieties. Sample your heart out.
3400 Phinney Ave, Seattle, WA 206.632.5100; theochocolate.com

Purple Haze Lavender Ltd
Certified-organic lavender farm on the royal fields of the Dungeness Valley. Open April through Labor Day.
180 Bellbottom Rd, Sequim, WA 888.852.6560; purplehazelavender.com


94.7 The Globe
DC’s radio innovator plays music with a hefty side of eco advice. Tune in.
Washington, DC; 947theglobe.com

Washington Nationals Park
The brand-new stadium is Major League Baseball’s first LEED-certified ballpark.
Capitol Riverfront, Washington, DC washington.nationals.mlb.com

Restaurant Nora
Housed in a 19th century grocery store. Country’s first certified-organic restaurant when it opened in 1999. A DC institution.
2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 202.462.5143; noras.com


Arbor House
Ecotourism at its height. An 1850s structure with an addition made of sustainably sourced wood.
3402 Monroe St, Madison, WI 608.238.2981; arbor-house.com

Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast
Powered by the sun and air, the inn is an example of sustainable agriculture and forestry. Obsessed with its carbon footprint—in a good way.
7843 County P, Browntown, WI 608.329.7056; innserendipity.com


Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
A leading green hotel with low-flow faucets and organic-cotton bedding. Cooler than expected. Look for the recycled seatbelts in finishes.
3335 W Village Rd, Teton Village, WY 800.631.6281  hotelterrajacksonhole.com

Black Dragon’s Cauldron and Dragon’s Mouth
Fiery effects from Yellowstone’s thermal belly. Former spits black mud; latter spews stinky gas water. Plus, glimpse bison, elk, wolves, and more.
Yellowstone National Park, East Entrance via US Rt 20, Yellowstone, WY 307.344.7381; nps.gov/yell

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