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 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Hayward for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hayward.

    • Burglary and Theft 65.63 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.43 (High)
    • Safety Index 42.23 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.3 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.27 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.9 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.8 (Moderate)
    • 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 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

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