You’re never far from something educational, entertaining, relaxing, or recreational when you’re in Hayward, California. No matter your age or interests, your budget or background, there’s always something to do. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

The Sulphur Creek Nature Center

The Sulphur Creek Nature Center rehabilitates wildlife while educating humans about the animals that are native to the area. There are educational opportunities and special events for all ages. Visit the Sulphur Creek Nature Center at 1801 D Street in Hayward, California 94541. For more information, call 510-881-6747.

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area spans more than 100 acres, separating Hayward from Castro Valley. The crystal blue waters of the swimming lagoon attract Alameda residents and guests. There are trails, picnic areas, and places to cast your line to catch a fish or tow. Stop to smell the wildflowers or enjoy the frolicking of deer, raccoons, frogs, turtles, and ducks. Don Castro Regional Recreation Area is located at 22400 Woodroe Avenue in Hayward, California 94541. For more information, call 510-544-3073.

Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks tell the story of sisters three who compassionately gave of themselves to their community in Alameda County, including, after their passing, the donation of their property.  Enjoy the tranquility and generous spirit of the Dry Creek Garden. Engage in nature studies, picnics, hiking and horseback riding. Fly a kite. Walk the dog, or kick back and relax for some fishing fun. Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park is located at 1320 Garin Avenue in Hayward, California 94544. For additional information, call 888-327-2757.

The Hayward Area Historical Society

The Hayward Area Historical Society is the perfect place to dip your toes into the past to discover the stories of Hayward. Tour the exhibits or check out the calendar of events to find your place in the history of Hayward. Pictures, quotes, stories, and artifacts whisper from yesteryear to modern day in appreciation of what was, what is, and what will be. The society features a history gallery, community gallery, special gallery, and a gallery for children. The Hayward Area Historical Society is located at 22380 Foothill Boulevard in Hayward, California 94541. For more information, call 510-581-0223.

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is where you can discover what the San Francisco Bay is made of. Tour exhibits, attend programs, and engage in inspiring activities designed to foster respect and appreciation of the area, its history, ecology, and the people of the San Francisco Bay area. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is located at 4901 Breakwater Avenue in Hayward, California 94545. For additional information, call 510-670-7270.

Century Theatres at Hayward

Century Theatres at Hayward provides the perfect setting to nestle into with a big bowl of popcorn, a fizzy drink, your favorite snack, and a blockbuster movie with your friends or loved ones. Century Theaters at Hayward is located at 1069 B Street in Hayward, California 94541. For movie listings and show times, call 510-582-1190.

 

The Douglas Morrison Theater

The Douglas Morrison Theater is where song and dance explodes on elaborate stages as local talent performs for your enjoyment. The Douglas Morrison Theatre is located at 22311 N. 3rd Street in Hayward, California 94546. For additional information, call 510-881-6777.

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens in Hayward is the first garden in California with a Japanese design. Originally used as a learning facility for high school students between 1913 and 1962 is now a thriving gem in the Hayward community. The Japanese Garden is open 364 days a year, closing only on Christmas Day. Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. daily. The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARP) maintain the gardens. The Japanese Gardens are located at 22373 N. 3rd Street in Hayward, California 94541. For more information, call 510-881-6700.

Southland Mall

Southland Mall is the ideal place where you can shop ‘til you drop at dozens upon dozens of stores. Shop clothing, furniture, kids stuff, cosmetics, tools, books, and so much more. When you’re tired and need a rest, stop at one of the local eateries and grab a bite to eat. Refuel. Replenish, and then repeat! Southland Mall is located at One Southland Mall Drive in Hayward, California 94545. For more information, call 510-782-3527.

Hayward has plenty of restaurants, shops, golf courses, spas, and fun-filled resources for your enjoyment. There’s no need to sit inside and suffer from boredom when there’s an adventure waiting to be had.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Charles Mortimer a call today at 510-578-8803 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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