Centrally located in the East Bay area, Hayward, CA is a great stop on your San Francisco vacation. From the dog-friendly parks and beautiful coastline to the galleries and interpretive center, you will enjoy spending a long weekend on the Bay. Browse the list of Haywood hotels while making travel plans.
Then, add these top attractions to your itinerary:
Take in the beauty of the California coast with a visit to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. Located on a salt marsh, guests learn about the Bay-area ecosystem from knowledgeable naturalists. Keep your eyes open for gray seals.
Enjoy another ocean view from the tranquil Lone Tree Cemetery. Several local celebrities have chosen this historical cemetery for their final resting place, including William Dutton Hayward, the city's founder and namesake.
Hayward is known for its extensive park system. Enjoy a picnic on a blanket by the creek in Garin Regional Park or take the dog on an excursion along the extensive trail system. Scenic views of the bridges and Bay wow visitors daily.
Then, let out your creativity at the Sun Gallery, presented by the Hayward Area Forum of the Arts. Children's activities in the Art Education Program and year-round exhibitions will bring out the art lover in you.
Learn more about the arts scene in Hayward with a walking tour of The City of Hayward Mural Art Program. Must-see murals include those painted on the Hayward Animal Shelter, Ochoa School and the Hayward Main Library.
If you are a shutterbug, spend an afternoon in the friendly skies above Alameda County. Hayward Flight tours the Bay from the seat of a Cessna airplane. Expect to get close-up shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
It is tough to fit it all into one day—but that is no problem. There are several Hayward, CA hotels ready to turn down the sheets for you. Look at the listing of Choice Hotels and book today!
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