Santa Barbara: Road Trip

I’ve always enjoyed a good road trip.  My dog Bailey and I have found Santa Barbara County one the safest places to be on our own.  Bailey doesn’t like traffic making Santa Barbara County’s  many miles of back roads top on our list of places to visit.  Santa Barbara looks like a mini Riviera cushioned between islands and mountains.

Santa Barbara County stretches from the San Luis County line to Ventura. The coastal drive is worth the trip in itself.  Bailey wouldn’t be happy if we didn’t stop at some of her favorite beaches and parks.  The first thing you want to check when you are planning a beach walk is the tide chart.  Santa Barbara sunsets often look like a painting and should not be missed.  Because the Santa Barbara coast line runs East , West  the sun sets over the mountains and not the ocean.  I’ve never taken a bad photo of a Santa Barbara sunset.

There are many beaches along the coastal route.  Since State Beaches do not allow dogs Santa Barbara County beaches are coveted for dog owners.  Some of Bailey’s favorite stops are along the 101 from   Butterfly Beach in Montecito, Look Out Park in Summerland to Fourth Beach in Carpinteria.

Bailey enjoys a good meal in Santa Barbara and the Habit is her favorite stop.  If you tell them it is for your spoiled dog they will make it without salt and they won’t even roll their eyes.

There is camping for everyone in the Santa Barbara area.  From posh to not, tents to Airstreams Santa Barbara offers campgrounds nested in the bluffs, along the shores and into the back country.  When Bailey and I are feeling adventurous we head for the back roads.  Solvang is a town off the 101.  Another fun stop with winding roads and camp grounds the Chumash highway/150 boast views of Santa Barbara and it delivers you into the middle of downtown.  Don’t forget your Danishes and Wine.  Some of the wineries are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors in Santa Barbara County.

Filippini Wealth Management’s founder is Ian Filippini. Ian Filippini make a point to personally manage and oversee the day to day operations of the business and has his brother, Alex Filippini, close by to assist him. Filippini Wealth Management is know as Santa Barbara’s one stop shop providing value for our clients in the areas of taxation, insurance and real estate. Ian Filippini takes the time to understand his client’s goals and the best way to implement them.

Filippini Wealth Management located near Santa Barbara, in a town called Montecito, is on the main stretch called Coast Village Road. Filippini Wealth Management’s office is located just outside of the Santa Barbara city limits, but still within Santa Barbara County. Ian Filippini’s parents, Alfred Filippini (deceased) and Deborah Filippini decided to move the family to the Santa Barbara area in the 1990’s. Ian Filippini has seen the world and still agrees with all the locals that Santa Barbara is the place to be!

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