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Across the bay from San Francisco is the city of Hayward with long stretches of waterfront and salt marshes that are perfect for hiking. The city is popular with students, with 2 major colleges, and many young people are attracted to Hayward because of its laidback vibe. It’s also a popular commuter town, and thanks to its high-speed reliable BART connection, it’s easy to get to San Francisco, Oakland, and other major cities.

Things to see

California State University East Bay has a sprawling campus among rolling green hills, and the college is famous for its business courses, as well as having excellent liberal arts and science programs. The city is also host to Chabot College, a modern community college that offers a wide range of courses and has a pleasant campus with plenty of green space. Hayward City Hall is a large glass-fronted building which lets in plenty of natural light, and in here you’ll see weddings being performed as well as local government meetings and exhibitions. The Southland Mall is full of bargain and chain stores, as well as several department stores set over 2 levels. If you feel like some time away from the city, take a drive to the Hayward Regional Shoreline Park on the shores of San Francisco Bay. You’ll see calm waters full of Herons and other rare birds, and well-worn trails through the sand dunes so you can take an easy hike around this unique park.

Hotels in Hayward

Hayward hotels are 2 to 3 stars with plenty of extra features to keep you comfortable which could include outdoor pools, spa tubs, fitness facilities, and complimentary WiFi. If you’re traveling on business you may also want to take advantage of extras such as business centers, meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and event catering. In your guestroom you’ll also find plenty of extras for your money, and these could include coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television, windows that open, and games consoles. Many hotels also offer a complimentary breakfast, as well as multilingual staff to help with ticket and tour assistance.

Where to stay

Hayward has a busy and thriving downtown area with several parks, mall complexes, and Cinema Place, a sprawling entertainment and shopping district. A creek runs down to San Francisco Bay, and you can take a stroll along the banks and enjoy a picnic on the water’s edge. The Marina has excellent views of the bay, with miles of unspoiled, isolated waterfront surrounded by sand dunes.

How to get to Hayward

Hayward has Hayward Station and South Hayward Station on the BART line, and this allows you to zip across town in less than 5 minutes, without having to worry about traffic. You can also travel to San Francisco International Airport in just over an hour by changing at Balboa Park. Oakland International Airport is the closest geographically, just 12 miles away from Downtown Hayward, with taxis and rental cars available at the airport. You can also take the shuttle from the airport to the BART Freemont – Daly City stop, and then get to Hayward in about 40 minutes.

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