Route Information: May 15, 2016 - Stage 1 Overall Start
California's history began in San Diego, when European explorers first set foot on the state in 1542. Over the centuries, this port city has been a hub for commercial fishing and the U.S. Navy, and oceanographic research. Today, San Diego is California's 2nd largest city and the 8th largest city in the country. San Diego has all the best of what a big city has to offer, with incredible arts and culture, dining and nightlife, but with a laid-back, beachy vibe that makes any visit relaxing and rejuvenating. From perfect beaches, to world-class family attractions, 100 craft breweries and our active living lifestyle, there's something for just about every kind of visitor in San Diego.