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Things to do in Castro Valley

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Lake Chabot is a beautiful place for walking, hiking, fishing, bike riding, picnics, boat rides, and outdoor parties and barbecues. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Garden
“Peaceful Japanese Garden. Great for pictures. Call them to check if they allow taking group/event pictures.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nice park to visit! You can rent a pedal boat or a motor boat to cruise around the lake. It's about 30 minutes drive from Emeryville”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Val's burgers is another long time favorite, always busy but worth the wait :) Lots of stuff on the menu with the Papa Burger being my favorite... Hint a basket of fry's will feed 2 people easy and the Milk Shakes are amazing, you still get-the metal shake container to fill the leftover and the portions on the shakes and everything else are not skimpy... Try the coffee shake yummy...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic, tasty food that is priced fairly and also has vegetarian options.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is quaint one screen theater has the latest releases and is located in the heart of Castro Valley. It has been recently renovated, but still has a small town touch. On Tuesdays it has a discount day where all patrons receive matinee prices for all showtimes. There is ample parking located in shopping center across the street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with big-box, department & specialty stores, a food court & a multiplex theater. 15555 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Located in the new Downtown Hayward Library, they have some of the best breakfast sandwiches and delicious coffees and latte’s. I highly recommend the Rick Ross! ☕️😋 888 C St, Hayward 94541”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Golden Tee Golfland has been in Castro Valley for over 50 years, a true throw-back to the old style pee-wee golf that in today's world just doesn't exist anymore. Two full courses with Wind-mills, water features, dragons and all the bells and whistles that make it a fun deal for kids or adults. A fun local outing fight down the road from our rental.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Very fun restaurant with an assortment of menu items from sweet to savory! It's located next to the Hayward Museum, which serves as a Hayward landmark. Stop in to learn about the City of Hayward's rich history. The Cannery is beautifully decorated with hand painted murals 🎨 and has Live music 🎶 on Saturday mornings 💕 22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward 94541”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“A delicious brunch spot feating homemade cookies and popular brunch dishes! A short 15 minute drive from the home. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about the rich history of the City of Hayward ❤️ 22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward 94541 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Upscale chinese food with a solid bar. Can be a bit busy but you almost never need reservations in Hayward anywhere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Corner Shop
Ice Cream Shop
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“Families love it. Kids eat free one night per week. Face painting for kids one night per week. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great little family owned restaurant. They make the best Chai Latte's here :)”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“Val's burgers is another long time favorite, always busy but worth the wait :) Lots of stuff on the menu with the Papa Burger being my favorite... Hint a basket of fry's will feed 2 people easy and the Milk Shakes are amazing, you still get-the metal shake container to fill the leftover and the portions on the shakes and everything else are not skimpy... Try the coffee shake yummy...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic, tasty food that is priced fairly and also has vegetarian options.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upscale chinese food with a solid bar. Can be a bit busy but you almost never need reservations in Hayward anywhere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Families love it. Kids eat free one night per week. Face painting for kids one night per week. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Great service with a nice ambiance, and very good food. Genghix is an asian-fusion style restaurant with a full bar. It has something for everyone with it's great seafood selections, fresh sushi, and steak or chicken options. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“If you love Indian food served in an elegant setting at reasonable prices, then this is the place!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great little family owned restaurant. They make the best Chai Latte's here :)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Old-school Italian market and deli with great sandwiches, pastas, deli case, desserts, and prepared traditional Italian foods you can heat up here.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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