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Lombard Street

Lombard Street and Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • 69%
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  • 66%
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  • 65%
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  • 63%
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  • Lombard Street
    PokerGirl
    5 Jun 17, 2013

    One of the must see spots in SF, this unique curvy street is a spectacle to see! If you want a good workout, hike from the bottom and go up. From there, you can go towards Alcatraz for some photo ops and then walk to Fishermans wharf for some chowder and seafood!!!

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  • Lombard Street
    Lucas Ertola
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    5 Jun 02, 2013

    After Golden Gate, this is my 2nd best thing to do at SFO. This curly street is great, really fun for passing by with a car, and take pictures. Dont have a car? dont worry, exercise your legs with the stairs if you dare!

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  • Lombard Street
    Barbara Britschgi
    4 Sep 24, 2013

    Again if you come to SAN FRANCISCO, you better go down the crookedest street there is, Experience the city like everyone else does that comes as a tourist.

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  • Lombard Street
    Dede Tisone
    4 Apr 25, 2013

    Lombard Street is best known for the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being the crookedest [most winding] street in the world

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    Travis Katz
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    5 Nov 16, 2013

    One of the most famous streets in the world. Definitely park your car at the top and get some photos before winding your way down the curves, and get some more pics from the bottom.

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  • Lombard Street
    MrsGrant
    5 Apr 15, 2013

    A must tourist thing to do when visiting San Francisco especially when skies are clear and blue. You can drive down or park you car and walk it. Great picture opportunity at the bottom of the hill looking up.

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  • Lombard StreetPro 2014
    JJ
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    4 Apr 14, 2013

    Quite a view. The view up the road is cool,,,,its fun driving down it. Only down side are the flocks of other tourists and other cars every where.

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  • Lombard Street
    Todd Waldorf
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    4 Apr 08, 2013

    An iconic street. We drove down it, but once was enough. Looking at the street from below (from several points in the city) was almost better.

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  • Lombard Street
    Makamae Kahawai
    3 Mar 25, 2013

    Yes, it's cheesy that you're waiting in traffic to drive down a street, but it's a hella famous street and it's one of those things you have to say you went to SF and did. The snaking road at the top of Lombard St. has always been one of the spots that you hear about in guide books, so whether you're actually driving it or you decide to hoof it, make sure you at least go by.

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  • Lombard Street
    Jennifer
    4 Jan 05, 2013

    Ever wonder where that crazy curvy road on top of the hill in San Francisco was called? It's called Lombard Street; it's brick paved and beautifully decorated with flowers.

    After we snapped our photos and drove down hill, we saw the crazy car pileup just to drive down Lombard Street! I would be afraid to be in the line because it's a steep incline for several blocks.

    It's worth seeing, but probably not worth waiting to drive down!

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  • Lombard Street
    Lia Rock Lantz
    3 Dec 29, 2012

    We took a drive down Lombard Street. Of course, we drive a larger car so it was a challenge. What a fun challenge, though. The most crookied street in America.

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  • Lombard Street
    Jim Barton
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    5 Dec 17, 2012

    One of the most famous streets in the world. I would have loved to drive down this but never had the opportunity.

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  • Lombard Street
    Sonny Holloway
    4 Dec 05, 2012

    The famous crooked street. Might get a lot of traffic. Try entrances from either sides. Some streets are very steep, so make sure u are comfortable

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  • Lombard Street
    Hannah Coughlin
    3 Nov 26, 2012

    Worth a drive down on a quiet day, gorgeous views are worth it. If it's a Saturday and a nice day, I wouldn't recommend, too many cars and people

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  • Lombard Street
    Mike Pistilli
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    5 Nov 17, 2012

    If you have the opportunity to visit it in the middle of the night it is the best. Getting stuck behind tourists or bad drivers really takes the fun out of the trip IMO.

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  • Lombard StreetPro 2014
    Trina D.
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    4 Apr 08, 2014

    One of the most iconic streets in the world, Lombard Street is a dizzying civil engineering feat. Truly spectacular at night or during the day, visit with a camera because you won't want to miss a beat.

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  • Lombard StreetPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 Oct 12, 2012

    I like seeing Lombard Street after hopping off the Cable Car, taking in the amazing Bay view, and then walking down. I'll admire the architecture and the flowers, and watch the tourists. Then I'll either continue onward or climb back up.

    If I'm driving, you'll find me over at Vermont Street on Portrero Hill. That's the other crooked street and I have a great time scaring the crap out of my out-of-town guests as we go around the block a few times.

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  • Lombard Street
    Stace
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    4 Oct 09, 2012

    A must visit for anyone going to San Francisco. At the very bottom of the hills is where everyone gathers for the photo op. when facing the hill (from the bottom), look to your right - Alcatraz. If you can manage, get into the center of the street and snap a quick picture. The view is very nice!

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  • Lombard Street
    Candace L
    5 Oct 04, 2012

    What a fun little spot to stop off at while visiting San Fran. Take a cable car there, I think it's the Powell line that runs right along the top or drive and park somewhere near by, or drive down it :) that's always fun too. We visit Lombard every time we are in town because... it's just a fun little stop, get in a quick climb up and down the street, snap a few pics, take in the views and be on your merry little way. We love it!

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  • Lombard Street
    Marcus Lo
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    5 Sep 17, 2012

    I've only been here once. I drove my car through here and it's a great sight. Perfect for pictures too!

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4.0 out of 5
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6,401 people visited Lombard Street

Description

This twisty stretch of Lombard Street features eight turns along one block. The acute angles make it very slow going if you are in a car. Ironically, it was originally designed this way in 1922 to make it easier for cars to negotiate the steep hill.

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