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The charming city of Hayward is in a truly enviable spot right in the heart of sunny California. Rent a car through Orbitz and you can set off to explore nearby San Francisco, Napa Valley, Monterey Bay and, a bit further afield, the wonderful Yosemite National Park.

Hayward offers a friendly, small-town vibe, and is surrounded by beautiful nature. Lake Chabot and Coyote Hills Regional Park are on the doorstep, and having a car will allow you to get around and explore these wonderful sites. Choose to rent from San Francisco International Airport or from one of the local rental companies.

Hayward and beyond: Three destinations by car

California’s beautiful towns, wine valleys and nature are easily reachable from Hayward. Here are three spots to discover by car.

San Francisco

Exuberant San Francisco never fails to impress visitors. Visit the iconic sights of the Golden Gate Bridge and island of Alcatraz, or go museum-hopping. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must. San Fran has lively festivals, a booming nightlife, and fun-loving locals – so plan several visits from your base in Hayward.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 27 miles

Napa Valley

Embark on a driving tour of the picturesque wine region of Napa Valley. North of San Francisco, the hillsides are blanketed in vines, and you can enjoy fine dining, wine tastings and winery visits. This is some of California’s prettiest landscape, and traveling by car means you can explore to your heart’s content. Don’t miss the excellent restaurants in Napa town and Yountville.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 65 miles


The fishing town of Monterey sits at the southern end of the sweeping Monterey Bay, and makes for a delightful, family-friendly place to visit. Discover wind-swept beaches, tranquil coves, seafood restaurants, and plenty of wildlife. Visit historic Cannery Row or pay a visit to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 50 minutes

Distance: Approximately 97 miles