Blessed with mild weather year-round and some of the world’s richest soil, Modesto is a community dedicated to growth, progress and improving the quality of life. Proud of its spirited citizenry, meaningful traditions, educational opportunities and multi-cultural lifestyles, Modesto offers the diversity and facilities of a cosmopolitan city while retaining an atmosphere of old-fashioned hospitality and small town charm. Considered the cultural hub of the Central Valley, Modesto has something for everyone including family-friendly attractions, festivals, museums, and agriculture tours and tastings. Along with a bevy of first-class hotels and four-star restaurants, the full spectrum of arts and entertainment spans talented local artists and resident companies to international touring stars. During your visit, enjoy all of the “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” that Modesto has to offer.
"Modesto is once again honored and privileged to host a stage of the Amgen Tour of California. The community really rallied behind the event last year and this year as a stage finish, Modesto looks forward to welcoming the cyclists and spectators and to show them yet another memorable time in Modesto."
— Mayor Jim Ridenour