Ian Filippini Fess Parker
Travel

Ian Filippini Tells Us About The Fess Parker

Ian Filippini Fess Parker

The Fess Parker

A top-notch 4-star hotel, the Fess Parker resort allows visitors to get the most out of Santa Barbara, “the American Riviera.” Within walking distance from the Pacific Ocean, its seven buildings span over 24 acres of land. The resort offers more than 360 luxury rooms, each one having either a balcony or a patio, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV. Guests can opt for wireless or wired internet connection and adjoining rooms. Last but not least, visitors can choose the view they want to see from their room — mountains or ocean.

The hotel is a resort as well as a guest lodge. It offers valet and self parking and the Hertz Rental Car service for customers without their cars. Also, the hotel provides five different restaurants, a spa, and a fully fitted fitness gym. The gym, open 24 hours a day, is good for people seeking to become fit, to bulk themselves up, or to do cutting. Teachers from the gym even give tennis lessons at the Oceanside School of Tennis — another part of the Fess Parker resort. Because it is a partner of the Hilton Connect+ program, the hotel can offer full support for business meetings. It has multiple ballrooms and two thoroughly equipped boardrooms, which together can accommodate 1000 attendees.

To make a reservation with the hotel, click the following link: https://www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com/. The address is 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, and the phone number is 888-370-0998. To learn more about Ian Filippini, who recommends the hotel, click on these links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-filippini-468b3223 and http://ianfilippini.com/ .

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Ian Filippini Honor Bar
Restaurants

Ian Filippini Stops By Honor Bar

Ian Filippini Honor Bar

Honor Bar

As many people know, Montecito is a quaint, lovely area south of Santa Barbara that boasts high end, yet comfortable places to shop and to eat. The Coast Village Road area of Montecito is a lovely street that looks like it came straight out of a movie with restaurants and shops lining both sides of the street. Towards the south end of Coast Village Road is a fairly new establishment, Honor Bar.

Ian Filippini, who’s wealth management office Filippini Wealth Management is located on Coast Village Road, is very familiar with Honor Bar (www.filippiniusa.com). He visits here often not only because it is convenient for lunch on a work day, but because they have great food and cocktails.

Honor Bar has a huge bar in the middle, (hence the name), and is surrounded by comfortable booths. Their kitchen is open and available for you to look in on to watch your yummy food being cooked. They also have a lovely outdoor patio where you can bring your four legged friends!

Ian truly loves their menu, and he has tried most things, but his all time favorite item on the menu is the Honor Burger. It is a monster and can easily be shared with your dining partner! Their menu also has a wonderful assortment of salads, as well as ahi tuna, filet mignon and rotisserie chicken.

If you ever have the chance to drop by the Honor Bar, be sure to try one of their signature cocktails, craft beers or local wines. You can check out their full menu on their website at www.honorbar.com. You can also see what others think of the Honor Bar at https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-honor-bar-santa-barbara.

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Ian Filippini golf
Leisure

Ian Filippini’s Review of Glen Annie Golf Course

Ian Filippini golf

Glen Annie Golf Course

Santa Barbara is such a wonderful and beautiful place to live and play. There are so many different activities to choose from whether you live here, or you are just stopping through. One of Ian Filippini‘s favorite Santa Barbara activities in golfing. Ian grew up golfing in Carmel and Pebble Beach, so he is no stranger to a good round of golf. Mr. Filippini definitely loves golf, and Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta is a local course that he really enjoys.

Glen Annie Golf Course is located at 405 Glen Annie Road, Goleta, CA, 93117 (www.glenanniegolf.com). If you need to call them to book your tee time, you can call them at 805-968-6400. If you prefer email as your vehicle for communication, you can email the course at info@glenanniegolf.com. Glen Annie Golf Course is a fairly popular course for the Santa Barbara area, so it is recommended that you call to set up a tee time.

Glen Annie Golf Course has beautiful greens and wonderful views throughout the course. Even Ian Filippini agrees that Glen Annie is a beautiful course–and he really knows great golf views! Another place to enjoy the view at this property is at the Frog Bar and Grill. This restaurant offers great food with a great atmosphere. There are three different fireplaces and several patios to enjoy your food and drinks on. Lunch is served everyday and the Frog Bar and Grill is also available to book for banquets and other special events.

Between the location, the course, the views and the food, Ian definitely suggests hitting up Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta. You don’t have believe just Ian; check out other reviews of the course here https://www.yelp.com/biz/glen-annie-golf-club-goleta.

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Ian Filippini Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, Travel

Ian Filippini Explores Stearns Wharf

Ian Filippini Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf

Anyone who has lived in, or been to Santa Barbara knows that Stearns Wharf is the place to go for food and fun. Stearns Wharf is located at 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, 93109 (www.stearnswharf.org). If you follow State Street to the ocean, you will find it! Ian Filippini is a frequent visitor of Stearns Wharf and can tell us all about it.
Stearns Wharf is named after the man who built it, John P. Stearns. The wharf was built in 1872 and served both commercial shipping and passenger vessel needs for over 25 years. More information about the history of Stearns Wharf can be found at http://www.stearnswharf.org/history.php.

Ian Filippini knows that there are so many fun activities to do at the wharf, and he talks about some of them here. Ian loves that you can take a ride on a water taxi around the Santa Barbara Harbor. It is a great way to see the coastline and hopefully see some local sea life!

Another way Ian loves to see the Santa Barbara sea life is to visit the Sea Center, also on the wharf. There are some great educational opportunities there, and also a lot of fun to be had. If you want to get even more up close and personal to some sea life, you can go to Stearns Wharf bait and tackle and do some fishing right off the pier!

Of course while you are having all of this fun, you may work up an appetite; this is why Mr. Filippini recommends visiting any of the wonderful restaurants on the wharf. There is Moby Dick’s (www.mobydicksb.com), Longboard’s Grill (www.longboardsgrillsb.com), as well as the Harbor Restaurant (www.harborsb.com).

On the wharf there are also souvenir shops, ice cream and a wonderful candy store. If you are a local, or just visiting Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf is a great place to go spend the day to experience a variety of fun activities!

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