2. Muir Woods National Monument, Marin County
Keep an eye out for Ewoks while wandering among the towering trees of Marin County's Muir Woods National Monument, which served as background for Endor, a forested moon that first appeared in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Its resident “little furballs” (as Han Solo would call them) helped Rebel forces defeat the Galactic Empire in one of the film's most pivotal scenes. “Ewok” is an ode to the Northern California American Indian tribe, Miwok.
Rancho Obi-Wan, Petaluma
Visit the largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet, if not the galaxy, at Rancho Obi-Wan. President and CEO Steve Sansweet is a former Lucasfilm employee, and he has spent years amassing this incredible collection. The 9,000-square-foot space is packed to the rafters with everything from stormtrooper helmets and lightsabers to action figures, bed sheets, and even a life-size carbonite-frozen Han Solo. Docent-led tours for up to 12 people must be booked in advance, and at least one person in your group must hold a Rancho Obi-Wan membership—both of which can easily be done through the nonprofit's website.
4. Imagination Park, San Anselmo
George Lucas wrote some of his most memorable storylines at his former San Anselmo Victorian home, so it's little wonder the famed director chose the town for bronze statues of two of his most iconic fictional characters: Indiana Jones and Yoda. Each figure stands atop his own rock in a circular fountain in downtown's Imagination Park. Yoda sports the same ruminating gaze as his Presidio counterpart because they're both the work of Berkeley artist Lawrence Noble, who sculpted them from the same cast. Yes, hmmm.