*'''Hayward Area Historical Society & Museum & Gift Shop'''
, 22701 Main St, 510-581-0223. Beginning with the Ohlone Indians and followed by Spanish settlers and missionaries, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley and other communities clustered on the east side of San Francisco Bay, have long been a cultural crossroads. In the wake of the Gold Rush, former miners and new immigrants established homes and businesses, planted orchards and raised livestock setting down roots that grew into communities known for their diverse population, varied industry, and suburban living. The Hayward Area Historical Society tells the region's story at its downtown museum and through tours of historic sites.
===Don Castro Regional Park===
Woodroe Avenue, 510-247-2522, [http://www.ebparks.org/parks/don_castro].
From I-580 eastbound from San Leandro, take the Center Street exit in Castro Valley; right on Center to Kelly Street; left on Kelly and left on Woodroe to the park entrance.
From I-580 westbound take the Castro Valley exit and continue west on E. Castro Valley Blvd. to Grove Way; left on Grove; left on Center; left on Kelly; and left on Woodroe to the park entrance.
*The '''drive''' from Hayward/Castro Valley to Oakland on '''Redwood Road''' is quite beautiful. This road is usually empty, and has the feel of being in a remote area despite the fact that it is near the bay. Beware of the cyclists and the Import racers that frequent Redwood Road.
*'''Sulphur Creek Nature Center''', 1801 D Street, (510) 881-6747. Tu-Su10AM-5PM (Discovery Center until 4:30PM). Outside are enclosures to view larger birds, including a raven, red-tailed hawk, coyote, owl and vulture. There also is a beautiful wildflower garden.
Events geared toward younger children. Monthly programs about animals for a cost of $5-6 per family. Picnic tables, hiking trail. Free.
The best shopping in the Bay Area is found in the
larger cities like Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose. If you must shop in Hayward, you can go to the Southland Mall off of 880. Cinema Place a new theater with shopping and restaurants in Downtown will open in Summer 2008. The City Center Has good shopping and a Safeway in a office buliding feel.
Every Saturday at Main St. and B St. 9AM-1PM the Hayward Farmers Market is held.
There are a few nice shops in the historic B street area, whose quality seems to be quickly improving.
Although the number of restaurants in Hayward is respectable by the standards of most cities in the United States, the choices are disappointing compared to
that in nearby Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, San Leandro and Fremont. If you choose to find a place to eat in Hayward, the city center is normally best place to go . Though many places can be found all around Hayward. You can also find food on Mission, Jackson, and Foothill Blvd.
*'''Val's Burgers''' 2115 Kelly Street. For 1950's style burgers, shakes and fries. World-renowned and visited by many celebrities.
*'''Buon Appetito''' on A St.
*'''Banchero's Italian Dinners''', 20102 Mission Blvd.
*'''Emil Villa's California Barbecue''', 24047 Mission Blvd
*''' Favorite Indian Restaurant''', 1235 A St.
*'''Hayward Japan Grill''', 920 C St.
*'''Han Yang BBQ Grill''', 22365 Mission Blvd. Korean
*'''La Pinata #1''', 904 Rose St. Mexican.
*'''Buffalo Bills''', 1082 B St.
There are also the usual chain restaurants including Dominoes, Taco Bell, McDonalds, The International House of Pancakes, and so on.
A comfortable corner bar, '''The Bistro''', [http://www.the-bistro.com] is really the only place to hear live music in the area on a consistent basis...almost every night. They usually have open mic on Mondays. Never a cover charge, and the music ranges from 1920's, blues, jazz, and rock on any day of the week. It's a small place on B street that's worth checking out if you're there after all the downtown shops close down. They serve salads and sandwiches and have tables that flow outside the establishment. No hard liquor, wines and 12 microbrews on tap, and good coffee.
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