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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
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Known as the "crookedest" street in the world, the steep hills...

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.

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The crookedest road is really really really crooked! So bad that I was not able to drive there because of the long queue but was I was able to walk. It is beautifully landscaped... read more

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Walked here from Union Sq. Then walked down Lombard street. It's unusual being as winding as it is but it's quite a short road. The views from the top are really good looking all over and toward Fisherman's Wharf too. You really get to see just how hilly and winding the roads are in San Fran around this area.

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Make sure you start from the TOP and go down the street as if you do it the other way it is REALLY HARD work. Very steep.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The crookedest road is really really really crooked! So bad that I was not able to drive there because of the long queue but was I was able to walk. It is beautifully landscaped and photogenic. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to take a photo from the top, while from the bottom, it does not show how beautiful it is.... More 

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We had walked to Lombard Street from Union Square as we love to get out and explore and it was great to see. Walk from the top to the bottom to save yourself some energy. There are also a lot of tourists around especially at the bottom taking selfies/pictures so a short visit is fine to see it all. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of SF's must see attractions ! Be prepared for it's popularity ! It is unique, interesting and awesome views !

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You absolutely must see Lombard Street while in San Francisco. No ifs, ands, or buts! Drive down, if your vehicle allows it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's twisty, its narrow and it's a brick road. It only takes a moment to drive down, and it's very easy to find. You pretty much have to go

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It's a nice drive twisting down the road. You get a better experience if there is no traffic (which there usually is). If you are going to be in San Francisco, then you should really try it out.

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It was fun to see how cars struggled to move along the path from top to the bottom. Visitors tend to stand at the bottom to take pictures but can't be longer than 1 min 'cause of traffic. I found that standing at the middle of the street is easier to get a nice shot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok come to this city and you have to see this street. we walked up it down it, took photos at all points on it and still could not believe we were actually here. great place to remember all those TV films and shows. o and great views over the city

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