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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.

Point of Interest
“National Freshwater fishing museum and hall of fame. Old timey and fun to check out. Usually they have free pan-fishing for kids in the summer and lots to walk around and see. Small outdoor playground. This is where you see the famous big musky as you drive through town.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you cross country ski, you've heard of the Birkie. It is one of Hayward's world-class events that draws visitors from around the world. (Pro tip: Word on the street is the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley is the place to be for an after-party.)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Go here for fresh produce, fresh meats, gluten-free section, and wine/beer/liquor selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This show is so fun to watch! The lumberjacks are amazing, running up the poles, balancing on the logs, etc! Step back in time, and have fun as well!! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good service, they have a lot of taxidermy animals displayed here. There is also a small bowling alley inside the bar. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Right on Main Street in downtown Hayward, this charming coffee shop has delicious brews and excellent breakfast burritos. Stop in for your morning dose of caffeine (or recharge in the afternoon).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Building
  • 1 local recommends
Bicycle Store
“Shopping for bikes or skis or outdoor gear and clothing-this is the place to go!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Stuffed animals and stiff drinks. Cash bar only, best bartender around. Play pool and pick your music from the machine. A Hayward classic.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you've never seen a live lumberjack show, well... you're not alone. But you can change that by watching the world championship, held right in Hayward on the water. (Pro tip: The World Championship is held at the end of July/beginning of August, but there are always other lumberjack shows going on throughout the summer.)”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“There are tons of things to see and do in Hayward: Wild Life Park, Wild life Museum, Water slide, Fishing Hall of Fame, Al Capones Hide out, great shops and restaurants. Don’t miss. a visit.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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Pharmacy
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Restaurant
“On a sunny day, go in the late afternoon/early evening and sit on the patio, which overlooks the water where the lumberjack competitions are held. The mojitos are mouth-watering fresh and the margaritas are the best in town! For an app, pick the tuna fin nachos. You won't be disappointed!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“The place to go for breakfast!! Across the street - very authentic and try the pie!!”
  • 1 local recommends