05.12.13 | Stage 1
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Founded in 1888, Escondido is located approximately 18 miles inland and 35 miles north of San Diego and is often referred to as the “Heart of North San Diego County.” Origins of the City are directly traced to agricultural uses and production, which is evident in our abundance of orchards, nurseries and vineyards. Its close proximity to Interstate 15, the Highway 78 corridor, the Sprinter Light Rail Line and the McClellan-Palomar Airport make it ideally located as both a travel destination and an economic hub for the region.
Escondido is home to the brand new, state of the art Palomar West regional hospital, the internationally renowned Stone Brewing Co., the world famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the California Center for the Arts entertainment and cultural facility.
Escondido boasts a unique, historic downtown, a wide variety of services, acres of open space, cultural amenities and family-oriented neighborhoods. The City offers all the benefits of Southern California while maintaining an authentic identity and affordable cost of living.
"Escondido's participation in the 2009 Amgen Tour of California was a momentous milestone in Escondido's history, and one that cyclists, residents and businesses alike are eager to repeat. The event brought together not only our community, but the entire San Diego County region for a thrilling day of world class cycling, while showcasing all that Escondido has to offer. It was a day those of us who were present will never forget.
We believe Escondido's prior race experience as the finish stage has positioned us to not only meet, but exceed, expectations for a successful start in 2013. We are committed to supporting this event in every way possible and assure you that the City Council, City staff, and private sector partners will make this a start to remember. "
Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido
As a founding sponsor, Visit California is pleased to be a part of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. For insider trip ideas, cruise over to visitcalifornia.com.
ESCONDIDO / STAGE 1, May 12
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