Fun Things to Do Around Hayward, CA

December 20th, 2017 by

Hikers in the forest

Bay Area Inventory CarHop of Hayward

Hayward is packed with local highlights, so you’ll never come up empty when you’re thinking of something to do. Here are just a few ways to pass the time:

  • Visit Hayward Japanese Gardens
  • Take in the Mural Arts Program
  • Head to Chabot Regional Park
  • Pay a Visit to Oakland
  • Experience a Gondola Ride on Lake Merritt

Hayward Japanese Gardens

The first garden of a Japanese design developed in California, and possibly in the entire Western United States, the Hayward Japanese Garden adopts principles of Japanese Garden art and integrates them with stone, rock, trees, and plantings native to California. All structures are built with noticeable precision, and you’ll notice lush koi ponds as your stroll among the pagodas.

Mural Arts Program

An inspired way to combat graffiti-prone buildings, schools, utility boxes, fire hydrants, benches, underpasses, and so on, the Mural Arts Program is committed to covering up vandalism with stunning murals. Driving around Hayward to spot some of the best works makes for a great day.

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Lake Chabot is home to a well-stocked 315-acre lake that’s open for fishing and boating throughout the year; in fact, it’s one of the most popular fishing destinations in the Bay Area. Feel like a hike? There’s over 20 miles of trails, plus an additional 70 in adjoining Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Fancy a walk across more well-kept greenery? Try the 18-hole Redwood Canyon Golf Course.

Visit Oakland

Too many people visit San Francisco without even a thought of heading to Oakland. That’s their loss — Oakland hosts some fantastic attractions, with the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Zoo, Jack London Square, and the Chabot Space & Science Center springing immediately to mind. Oakland even inspired an article in The New York Times extolling its virtues.

Gondola Rides on Lake Merritt

It’s nice enough to walk along the shoreline of Lake Merritt, but why not do as the Venetians do and take a gondola? Gondola Servizio is one of the more interesting things to do in Oakland — they offer trips out on the water in authentic gondolas. You’ll be plied through the water by a skilled gondolier, taking in the stunning scenery while being serenaded with Italian melodies.

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