Santa Barbara: Education and A Blast from the Past

Santa Barbara has many educational opportunities.  It is home to University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Antioch University and Brooks Institute of Photography.  Santa Barbara City College boasts a School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management and has a Nursing program. But tourists do not have to attend these schools to gain an education. Santa Barbara has many different places that offer learning opportunities or just a blast from the past.

A blast from the past is located near University of California, Santa Barbara.  West Wind Santa Barbara Drive-In @ 907 Kellogg Avenue in Goleta.  All movies shown are double features with a large lot for plenty of cars to fit. A fun snack bar and an area for football or tag make this a great place to see how we used to go to the movies.

For those looking for a little more education, head to the beach. The Ty Warner Sea Center is located on Santa Barbara’s Pier and offers the youngster a whirlpool petting zoo; complete with mussels and starfish! The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is located in the Santa Barbara foothills and offers a wide range of education from the onsite planetarium to the full whale skeleton that greets guests as they arrive. Not far away are the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens offering serene and breathtaking scenery with local fauna. Do not forget to get tickets to go see Lotus Land in Montecito – anyone on the trip is certainly guaranteed to see and learn something new.

On your way out of Santa Barbara, a little further down the coast is Carpinteria. Next to Carpinteria’s state beach is the Salt Marsh. The area is a natural preserve that has trail, ropes, and descriptions of local vegetation and wildlife.

Filippini Wealth Management was incorporated by its President, by Ian Filippini. Ian Filippini takes pride in overseeing and managing the day to day operations of the business. Ian Filippini’s brother is also there, Alex Filippini, to lend a hand whenever needed. Filippini Wealth Management is one stop shop designed to provide value to our clients in the areas of taxation, insurance and real estate. Ian Filippini takes the necessary time to understand his client’s goals and the best way to execute them.

Filippini Wealth Management is located in Santa Barbara County, just outside the city limits of Santa Barbara. The town is called Montecito and Filippini Wealth Management’s offices are on Coast Village Road. Ian Filippini’s was raised by his parents, Alfred Filippini (no longer living) and Deborah Filippini. Mom and Dad decided to move the family to the Santa Barbara area in the 1990’s. Ian Filippini has since seen the world, but still decides to make Santa Barbara his home.

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