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Lombard Street

San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)
415-391-2000
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Ranked #40 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Owner description: Known as the "crookedest" street in the world, the steep hills and sharp curves of this one-way road pass by grand Victorian mansions and attract... more » Owner description: Known as the "crookedest" street in the world, the steep hills and sharp curves of this one-way road pass by grand Victorian mansions and attract millions of tourists each year. « less
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Billed as the crookedest street in the world, this has to be seen to be believed, usually from the top at the corner of Hyde and Lombard before you walk down (at Mason and Lombard you can pick up the cable car back to Market Street). It is difficult to get a picture that portrays how steep it is. Just... More

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Medina, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The street is really a site to behold. It's famous for obvious reasons, so there's typically a lot of people on it taking pictures or driving down it. Surprisingly, live there as well, so please, be courteous. I saw some families just letting their kids run up and down ringing doorbells and it ticked off one of the residents. I'd... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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247 reviews 247 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Must visit and either walk down or even more fun is to drive down. Probably on of the most crook streets in the world.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you're planning on visiting Lombard Street, I would recommend you rent a zip car and go down that road instead of walk it. It felt like I would have appreciated its quirkiness more. Of course once you get there, park and get out of the car if you can, enjoy the beautiful view and take a picture. Then drive... More

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New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, we were total dork tourists and drove down the crooked street. And yes I took a video the whole ride down. But it was fun and why not on our way out of town?

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We caught an early cable car which took us near the top of Lombard st and walked down.Great views either end of street. Gets very busy so go early if you can. We were there in early Aug so gardens not as pretty as other times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked Lombard Street, and I suspect that was more enjoyable than driving. One tip: Make sure you are in good shape, as this walk involves some difficult terrain.

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Italy
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

For those few who may not know, this is apparently the crookedest street in the world (that's what the sign said, anyway). My advice is to start at the top (you can get there by the Powell-Hyde cable car if walking too much is a problem) and then walk down, in this way being able to admire the wonderful views... More

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NYC
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293 reviews 293 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I was a little underwhelmed but I am glad that I went. Walking down, yes down the steps to the side of the street was quite a workout I must say. There are great views from the top and bottom of the street, and it does look pretty cool when you are standing at the foot of the street. We... More

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Perth, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Looks great from Coit tower and is entertaining up close for all of about 15 seconds. Tick it off the list. Good stop off the tram when making your way down to pier 39 (which is a giant tourist trap)

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