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What you should know about Hayward

Set against the striking backdrop of San Francisco Bay, Hayward’s network of abundant hiking trails and green parklands border a vibrant city that’s just waiting to be explored. From wildlife spotting in regional parks, to vibrant flashes of color in the historical murals that decorate the city streets, this is an area rich in nature, tradition, and splendid sights. With a range of activities to satisfy everything from the cultural to the culinary appetite, you can look forward to the ultimate in relaxation and fun on your vacation in Hayward!

Hotels in Hayward

There’s a wide range of accommodation options in Hayward, so you’re certain to find something that suits everyone. Those looking for a mid-range hotel in Hayward will not be disappointed—the Hampton Inn Oakland-Hayward is situated in the heart of the city and offers an excellent base for travelers on the go, while Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oakland Hayward is another popular choice. There is also a good selection of budget hotels in Hayward. The Discovery Inn, for example, boasts a central location and self-catering facilities, making it an ideal choice for visitors looking to combine quality accommodation with great value.

Things to see in Hayward

Put on your walking shoes and head to Garin Regional Park, a true rural idyll. Stroll through the trails, watching out for local wildlife along the way, and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the beautiful bay. Fancy seeing wildlife of a more exotic breed? Enjoy free admission to the picturesque parkland of Hayward Japanese Gardens, filled with beautifully sculpted Bonsai trees and colorful birds, turtles, and Koi fish in peaceful ponds. Adrenaline junkies can take to the skies at Hayward Flight, and enjoy exploring the Bay Area from a bird’s-eye perspective on a flight over its deep blue waters. History buffs should make a beeline for the Hayward Area Historical Society, a museum chronicling the area’s past in rich detail, while visitors to the Stonebrae Country Club can relax with a round of golf and magnificent bay views—or perhaps just dinner and a tipple or two at the 19th hole!

Good for adventurous travelers

With a wealth of trail paths and hikes to explore, Hayward is the ideal destination for those who love the great outdoors. Regional parks such as Garin and Dry Creek offer picturesque walking trails with panoramic vistas of the Bay Area, while birdwatching enthusiasts flock to the salt marshes of the Hayward Shore Interpretive Center. Whether you decide to soar in the skies with Hayward Flight, or keep your feet firmly on the ground at one of the area’s lush regional parks, nature lovers and thrill seekers alike will be spoiled for choice on an outdoor vacation in Hayward!

How to get to Hayward

Oakland International Airport is the closest airport to Hayward at less than a 20-minute drive away. If you prefer traveling by rail, take the BART train to Coliseum, from where you can catch a connecting train to Hayward—and all within 25 minutes. The BART network also connects Hayward’s hotspots, making it easy for visitors to jump on a train at Hayward BART Station and discover the best of city’s most popular landmarks. Alternatively, get your walking shoes on, and enjoy the bay breeze on a stroll through the streets of this charming town.