Hayward, CA, USA

Hayward, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 499 vacation rentals near Hayward. From 241 houses to 146 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hayward for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Hayward makes a great Bay Area base

If you're searching for a base in the very heart of the buzzing, attraction-packed San Francisco Bay Area, within striking distance of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, Silicon Valley, north California's wine regions, and the stunning Diablo Range, Hayward vacation rentals could just be the perfect choice. Not only are they connected to the sprawl of San Francisco via the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, but they come with charming Japanese botanical gardens, leafy nature reserves, National Historic Register spots, and charming local gastronomy right on the doorstep.

Music lovers will adore Hayward

It's the views that keep many a vacationer heading back to those Hayward vacation rentals in the hills of California each year. They encompass everything from the peaks and troughs of San Fran itself to the neighborhoods of Oakland and the sloshing waters of the Bay Area below. Jazz and blues are also a magnet for music lovers, and you can hear Bakersfield sounds mixing with Delta rhythms in the yearly festivals in July. Add to that the chance to make scenic flyovers of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and hiking adventures in the parks to the east.

Hayward has the whole Bay Area to explore

It's less than 30 minutes' driving from downtown Hayward to the iconic Mission District of San Francisco. That means prepping for long art walks amidst the Galeria de la Raza, or heading over to wonder at the historic hotels of Nob Hill. Of course, trips to old and eerie Alcatraz are on the menu too. And for when you're feeling a little locked up, Hayward has all the parks and recreational areas you could need. Check out Hayward Shoreline for marshland habitats and boardwalk nature trails. Or, hit the Japanese Gardens for cherry blossoms and peaceful spaces.

Feel the summer heat in Hayward

Hayward comes out of its shell when the summer months between May and August swing around. It's then that the yearly jazz and blues festival comes to town, and when the nearby wineries at the start of the Napa Valley are having outdoor tasting sessions. It's also a good idea to book your Hayward vacation rentals then if you want to be in with the top weather conditions for walking tours of San Francisco and the Bay Area, not to mention for splashing around the city's lagoons and walking in the nearby mountains.

Hayward is hills and water

Hayward is known for having one of the most beautiful settings in the whole of the Bay Area. It's nestled just at the feet of the green and canyon-cut Diablo Range, with the crowning Mount Diablo looming in the distance. The other side of town faces across the water to the Rancho Corral de Tierra, feathering into wide wetlands where rare migratory birds nest throughout the seasons. The pastoral landscapes of the Garin Regional Park and the dry hills around Lake Chabot are 2 of the other top outdoorsy draws in the area.