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Lombard Street, San Francisco

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
Venture along the zigzagging curves and steep hills of Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the winding street zigzags downhill past a number of historical Victorian homes and colorful gardens, making it one of the city’s most iconic streets. Take the cable car to the top of the hill and then wander down the street on foot to stop and admire the stately mansions, blooming flowers, and stunning views of the surrounding city. See Lombard Street and all San Francisco has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Francisco vacation trip planner.
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  • An absolute must in SF, but it had very many tourists. It is best with the cable car to reach and then you can walk down. Then shoot from there from super photos.
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  • The car definitely needed a ride if you have it in SF. Walk too well, it's just a lot of thanks to profláklosti United turisťárna. It is understandable why it annoys people. So I recommend to use while it is still officially opened free of charge.
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  • Really Great to Do this. we started at the bottom and Walked to the top. We are in our 60s but fit so wasn't a problem but wouldn't suggest if your unfit. Lots of people and was very interesting to se...  read more »
  • Really great place for photos, but it gets insanely crowded. You WILL have strangers in your photos. If you plan on driving through it, head there at least a few hours early, as there's quite a long wait. And if you're walking, wear comfortable shoes, because the surrounding area is very hilly, and it's not unusual to find yourself walking up 40° inclines.
  • A fun street! We have a place about a block away so I have a sense of how visitors come to experience it. If you are in a car, often there is a big line to drive down the street. The worst times are the weekends during the daylight hours. Interestingly, at night there is virtually no traffic! If you ride the Hyde street cable car from Fisherman's wharf, the car will stop atop Lombard and generally will give you time to jump off and take a quick picture. You can get off the cable car and stay longer, but you'll have to pay if you want to get back on and there is no guarantee that there will be room on the next car. If you have a day pass, you don't have to worry about paying again. You can stroll down Lombard street using either of the sidewalks. The home owners have wonderful gardens and plantings.
  • The view, the houses, the hairpin curves (@10mph or less), the uniqueness! Don't miss it especially if it's on your bucket list. But be careful not to get killed in the rest of the city by an "illegal alien". No PC here and damn proud of it!!! I fought in the military for my 1st amendment rights so they are illegal aliens! But don't miss Lombard Street, is a gem...
  • The traffic is horrible.... but it is well worth it. You can only go 5 mph down the hill but it is a beautiful and unique experience! I can only imagine the home owners trying to get into their own driveways.
  • This is a cool little attraction. I'm sure it wasn't meant to be a tourist attraction, but being here feels like it may have been a Disney creation. It's clean, beautiful, and... twisty. The downside: If you do come here it will likely be clogged with foreigners with an endless supply of selfie sticks, either walking or crawling down the road hanging out the sunroof or window. If you're hoping to get some nice photos it will be difficult to get any without them in them. But maybe you'd want that:) Hint: If you really want to drive down it, go later at night (past 10pm). It's just as beautiful without the crowds. Just be as respectful as possible regarding noise and bright lights as it is a residential area.
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