Japanese Gardens

Tucked away on a hillside overlooking San Lorenzo Creek, the Hayward Japanese Gardens transport you to a serene landscape across the Pacific. Built in the 1960s, these gardens authentically reflect Japanese design principles, featuring stunning stone arrangements, tranquil ponds, and meandering pathways under a red torii gate. As you stroll through the landscape, pause to listen to the babbling waterfalls that block out the city noises below. Find a peaceful spot under a cherry blossom tree to meditate or simply soak up your surroundings. Make sure to visit the tea house, where you can partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony for a small fee. The gardens offer free admission Tuesdays through Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. With no on-site parking, avoid the headache of finding street parking in the residential neighborhood. Instead, have Hayward Party Bus Company drop your group off right at the entrance for a stress-free visit.

Address: 22100 Princeton St Hayward, CA 94541

Phone: (510) 581-1276

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery

For a rollicking good time, head to Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, Hayward’s oldest microbrewery. Open since 1985, this Hayward staple serves award-winning handcrafted beers and wholesome pub grub in a relaxed, kitschy atmosphere. Sip a pint of their signature Buffalo Bill’s Pale Ale or try one of their rotating specialty brews. Pair it with their piled-high haystack onion rings or fried pickles. With plenty of TVs and weekend live music, Buffalo Bill’s provides a lively ambiance for group outings. Challenge your crew to a game of pool, shuffleboard, or darts in between brews. The friendly vibe and quirky Wild West decor make this brewhouse a must-visit Hayward experience. Stop by Buffalo Bill’s Thursday through Sunday afternoons, when the taproom opens. With live music on weekends, space fills up quickly. Avoid the parking hassle by reserving Hayward Party Bus Company transportation for your group. We’ll get your crew there together, allowing you all to relax and enjoy yourselves.

Address: 1082 B St Hayward, CA 94541

Phone: (510) 881-7113

Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Immerse yourself in nature without leaving Hayward at the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Located on 12 acres along Sulphur Creek, this wildlife sanctuary provides the perfect escape into vibrant wetlands and woodlands. Meander along the 0.75-mile nature trail to spot native birds and mammals, such as grey foxes, kingfishers, and woodpeckers. Inside the center, get up-close with turtles, snakes, owls, and other rescued wildlife. Be sure to explore the native plant nursery, where you can purchase California native species to bring home. Sign up for educational programs on weekends and during summer that cater to visitors of all ages. From camping under the stars to catching and releasing fish, the nature center offers myriad ways to connect with Hayward’s wild side. The nature center and grounds are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM – 4PM. Avoid the hassle of cramming multiple cars into their small lot. Instead, let Hayward Party Bus Company provide easy group transportation. We’ll get your whole crew there comfortably and on time.

Address: 1801 D St Hayward, CA 94541

Phone: (510) 881-6747

Hayward Plunge

On warm sunny days, cool off with a dip at the Hayward Plunge, an old-fashioned municipal pool complex. Dating back to the 1930s, this historic swim center retains its retro charm. Take a plunge in the large outdoor pool or wade with small children in the kiddie pool. Brave swimmers can also try out the 60-foot curly water slide that twists and turns before an exhilarating splashdown. Active types can shoot hoops in the pool basketball area or get their heart pumping with water aerobics classes. Enjoy family-friendly swim times or visit during lap swim hours for some low-impact exercise. When you need a break, grab a snack at their on-site cafe. With affordable day passes and summer swim lessons, the Hayward Plunge promises refreshing fun for all ages. The Plunge is open daily during summer, with abbreviated spring and fall hours. Avoid the limited parking by taking Hayward Party Bus Company to this classic swim spot. With ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber unreliable for large groups, let us smoothly transport your crew.

Address: 24176 Mission Blvd Hayward, CA 94541

Phone: (510) 881-6735

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Just outside Hayward lies Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, over 9,000 acres of rugged wilderness. With elevations up to 1,500 feet, theseDiablo foothills deliver panoramic nature views, making them a choice spot for seasoned hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Tackle the challenging Ridge Trail to the peak, where you’re rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Tri-Valley below. For an easier walk, opt for the North Side or South Side Trail loops with minimal elevation gain. In spring, wildflowers burst into colorful bloom across the hillsides. Throughout the park, keep your eyes peeled to spot kestrels, owls, coyotes, deer, and other wildlife. After your hike, cool off at the park’s swimming lagoon. With numerous trails and scenic landscapes, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park promises a revitalizing nature escape. The park is open daily from 5AM to 10PM, with lagoon swim hours from May through September. Avoid crowded trailhead parking by using Hayward Party Bus Company transportation. We’ll get your group there stress-free, allowing you to focus your energy on the invigorating hikes ahead.

Address: 5800 Pleasanton Ridge Rd Pleasanton, CA 94566

Phone: (510) 544-3030

Mt. Eden Vineyards

For an authentic taste of Hayward, spend a day sipping award-winning wines at family-owned Mt. Eden Vineyards. Tucked away in the rolling foothills along the San Andreas Fault, this boutique winery produces limited quantities of premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tour their tranquil vineyards and historic Martin Ray Winery building, gaining insight into their traditional winemaking techniques. Cap off the visit by sampling crisp Chardonnays and complex Pinot Noirs in their tasting room.oldtasting room. Pair your wine with artisan cheeses and charcuterie, available for purchase. Grab a bottle or two to commemorate your Santa Clara Valley wine country experience. With stellar wines and personalized service, Mt. Eden Vineyards delivers cozy wine tasting at its best. Mt. Eden Vineyards welcomes drop-in tasters daily from 11AM to 4PM.

Address: 2335 Cottle Rd Hayward, CA 94545

Phone: (510) 886-9138

Sunol Water Temple

Travel back in time to the early 1900s at the Sunol Water Temple, a landmark honoring the engineering feats that brought water to the region. Built in 1910, this ornate granite dome resembles Roman and Greek architecture. Tour inside to view its impressive domed ceiling and learn about its history providing clean water. Surrounding the temple, stroll through acres of manicured gardens exploding with color. Don’t miss the nearby weir boxes controlling water flow through Alameda Creek. Visitors rave about the temple’s beauty, calling it an unexpected architectural gem. After exploring the grounds, refuel at the on-site cafe and gift shop. For a dose of history and natural splendor, make time to visit this Hayward hidden gem. The temple grounds are open daily from 9AM to 4PM.

Address: 11555 Pleasanton Sunol Rd Sunol, CA 94586

Phone: (925) 862-2678

CSU East Bay

Spread across the Hayward Hills, the sprawling campus of Cal State University East Bay offers fabulous views of the region. Explore the campus’s modern architectural buildings, sculpture gardens, and plazas on a self-guided walking tour. Don’t miss the striking University Union and Library building, which houses the scenic University Art Gallery. Stroll through the Heritage Rose Garden’s collection of over 1,000 rose varieties and visit the beekeeping demonstration hives. Families especially enjoy traversing the Patrick and June Yee Nature Preserve’s forested trails and spotting wildlife. With scenic vistas around every corner, CSUEB’s park-like grounds warrant a leisurely stroll. The campus is open daily, though some buildings operate on limited hours.

Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd Hayward, CA 94542

Phone: (510) 885-3000

Plan Your Trip With Hayward Party Bus Company

As you can see, Hayward offers a treasure trove of diverse attractions just waiting to be uncovered. From serene nature escapes to family-friendly activities, Hayward promises memorable adventures without tourist crowds. Plus, Hayward Party Bus Company makes exploring this East Bay city smooth and simple for your group. No more coordinating a convoluted carpool or fighting for parking at crowded sights. Our professional team and spacious buses seamlessly transport your crew directly to each destination. On board, enjoy premium amenities like plush seats, climate control, luggage storage, restrooms, DVD players, and more. Don’t let logistics limit your Hayward experience. Call Hayward Party Bus Company at (209) 718-7418 today to request your custom group transportation quote. Then leave the driving to us as you uncover the magic of Hayward’s hidden gems!