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New California Travel Book features Sonoma County

Fort Ross National Historic Landmark

This year, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. That’s a big deal in California, which is home to nine national parks—more than any other state—and hundreds of national monuments, seashores, trails, historic sites, and preserves.

Sonoma County, for example, has 66 entries on the National Register of Historic Places, which is administered by the National Park Service. Among them are Fort Ross (northern coast), Buena Vista Winery and the Vallejo Estate (both in Sonoma), Salt Point State Park Archeological District (northern coast), and Luther Burbank House and Garden (Santa Rosa).

I’m delighted to announce that the organization of which I’m president, San Francisco’s Bay Area Travel Writers, has published a new book that celebrates the Golden State’s national park properties during the NPS Centennial. Entitled Travel Features & Photos: California’s National Parks, Monuments, Trails, Seashores and Historic Sites, it’s available as a free PDF download on the BATW website.

The full-color, 128-page book contains 46 articles and nearly 200 photographs by award-winning, professional travel writers and photographers—our members—about California national park properties that range in size from 3.3-million-acre Death Valley National Park to 8-acre Sonoma Plaza (a National Historic Landmark).

Sonoma County sites included in the book:

  • Fort Ross National Historic Landmark
  • Luther Burbank Home & Garden
  • Rancho Petaluma Adobe
  • Sea Ranch (Condominium One)
  • Sonoma Plaza

Learn more about the fabulous national park properties in California and Sonoma by downloading a copy of Travel Features & Photos. Get the official Sonoma County Visitors Guide and Map.

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