Real Goods Solar Living Center

Along Highway 101

This progressive, futuristic 13-acre campus is largely responsible for the area's bold green initiatives. Shop at the Real Goods Store, take a self-guided tour of permaculture and aquaponics exhibits, or visit the Emerald Pharms solar-powered marijuana dispensary, which is a safe place for newbies with a strong educational focus.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Along Highway 101 attractions

1. Brutocao Cellars

0.34 MILES

Located in a former 1920s schoolhouse in central Hopland, this fourth-generation family-owned winery has bocce courts, bold red wines and chocolate – a…

2. Graziano Family of Wines

0.52 MILES

The Italian Graziano family is one of the oldest grape-growing families in Mendocino County and specializes in ‘Cal-Ital’ wines – including Primitivo,…

3. Saracina Vineyards

2.09 MILES

The highlight of a tour here is the descent into the cool caves (book a day in advance). Sensuous whites and rare-in-California Malbecs are all…

4. Nelson Family Vineyards

6.37 MILES

Just south of Ukiah, this winery, vineyard and pear, olive and Christmas-tree farm with wondrous views over the valley is a great place to picnic (in a…

5. Olof Cellars

11.65 MILES

If you visit one boutique winery in Lake County make it Olof Cellars. The wines are excellent – most are reds aged for a minimum of three years – and the…

6. City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

11.75 MILES

The showpiece here is the ornate temple with its 10,000 golden Buddha statues, elsewhere enjoy pretty courtyards, lush landscaping and decorative peacocks…

7. Kaz Winery

12.6 MILES

A cult favorite, supercool Kaz is about blends: whatever is in the organic vineyards goes into the wine – and they’re blended at crush, not during…

8. Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House

13.41 MILES

One block east of State St, the collection’s mainstays are paintings by Grace Hudson (1865–1937). Her sensitive depictions of Pomo people and other…