Hayward Tourism

Hayward (/ˈheɪwərd/; formerly, Haywards, Haywards Station, and Haywood) is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a 2014 population of 149,392, Hayward is the sixth largest city in the Bay Area and the third largest in Alameda County. Hayward was ranked as the 37th most populous municipality in California. It is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census. It is located primarily between Castro Valley and Union City, and lies at the eastern terminus of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. The city was devastated early in its history by the namesake 1868 Hayward earthquake. From the early 20th century until the beginning of the 1980s, Hayward's economy was dominated by its now defunct food canning and salt production industries.

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A city in the San Francisco Bay Area region, Hayward may not be the prime attractions for tourists to visit in California, but it is close to many tourist locations and also the Silicon Valley making it an easy draw for visitors. There are no major landmarks, but plentiful of small attractions that give the place its character. There are shops all around the city along with various parks and outdoor areas providing opportunities for indulgence. The city is replete with numerous picnic sites, fishing and camping areas as well, not to mention, the extraordinary views of the bay areas it provides. Ensure to visit the prominent areas like Don Castro Regional Park, The Japanese Gardens, Hayward Area Historical Society & Museum and such. All these, when added to a bustling atmosphere and well-hyped people makes for a perfect recipe of local retreat. Come solo or with friends, the place will serve you well!

 

  • Know the pollution level of Hayward before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Hayward for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hayward.

    • Burglary and Theft 69.44 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 63.89 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.11 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 77.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 38.89 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.11 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 37.38 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.43 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.21 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hayward

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

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