Destination guide

The captivating city of Hayward awaits you

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Hayward. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the football games, shopping and restaurants. Computer History Museum and Lafayette Gallery are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Hayward

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Hayward a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California's Great America (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Golden Tee Golfland (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Monarch Bay Golf Club (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Chouinard Vineyards (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Westover Winery (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hayward

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Hayward. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shoreline Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hayward Regional Shoreline Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Kennedy Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Alex Giualini Plaza Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Hayward

The nearest airport is in Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Hayward Station. Consider catching the metro at Hayward Station or South Hayward Station to easily get around the city.

Where to stay around Hayward?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,658 holiday lettings near Hayward. From 648 Houses to 740 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hayward for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hayward?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hayward:

  • Downtown: 614 holiday homes
  • Glen Highlands: 18 holiday homes
  • South of Market: 683 holiday homes
  • Clawson: 18 holiday homes
  • Berryessa: 53 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hayward?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hayward. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Alex Giualini Plaza Park: 1,177 holiday lettings
  • Kennedy Park: 1,799 holiday lettings
  • Hayward City Hall: 1,261 holiday lettings
  • Hayward Japanese Gardens: 1,170 holiday lettings
  • California State University East Bay: 1,089 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hayward listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hayward?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 648 Houses in Hayward. Our other popular types of Hayward holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 740 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hayward?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 192 holiday homes with pool available in Hayward. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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