Lombard Street

Lombard Street, San Francisco: Tickets, Tours, Address, Lombard Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Lombard Street
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
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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 area
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Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL2,745 contributions
Fun time on a twisty street with beautiful flowers
Aug 2021 • Couples
We spent a lovely summer day exploring San Francisco, mostly on-foot. And of course that meant a trip to famous Lombard Street!

It’s a beautiful street, with pretty houses and especially beautiful landscaping. We took many photos of the bold pink flowers.

The twisty street itself is tons of fun, and the scene of the cars slowly making their way down its twisting curves as people watched was fun.

I recommend combining your visit to Lombard Street with a walk around the other streets in the neighborhood; it’s a lovely part of San Francisco that offers great views of the bay. Bring your walking shoes!
Written September 21, 2021
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blonnka
Winter Garden, FL156 contributions
Fun, safe, but overgrown
Sep 2021
After climbing to the top of a steep hill, we saw the crooked street, but the shrubbery was so tall, we could barely see the cars coming down.
Written September 20, 2021
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Jane N
31 contributions
Fun
Sep 2021
We went early on a Sunday morning and had the whole thing to ourselves. Later in the day the line to drive down was several blocks long. Can't imagine what the people living there much do to get home. Gardens are lovely.
Written September 12, 2021
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Mark T
Houston, TX391 contributions
Quiet, steep, and long & winding street.
Jul 2021
It was located near Fisherman's wharf. It was walkable for me from Fishermans Wharf. But you may use Uber. I visited in the early morning. There was no one. What if I visited in the afternoon? I had to see a lot of people. Admission was absolutely free. I used Google maps. The maps didn't show how steep it was! Anyway, it was a good exercise for me!
Written September 7, 2021
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DebinSanFrancisco
Tiburon, CA279 contributions
Iconic SF Street & a must see!
Aug 2021
We had friends from CT visiting and this was on their list. It's an iconic street in SF and they loved it as we do living here. After been in so many cities here in the U.S. and cities in 20 countries, we've not seen a street quite like it.

The views are amazing and if any view is obstructed, just so you know, people live on this street. It's steep, so best to be driven down if you're not able to walk down a steep street. San Francisco has a lot of them :-)
Written September 2, 2021
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dmbia
Iowa245 contributions
I think it's just famous for being famous
Aug 2021
Lombard Street claims to be "the crookedest street in the world", though several streets in other cities make the same claim. The one curvy block of Lombard is both fun and pretty, but I'm not really sure it merits going out of your way to go there. I think that's especially true if you're on foot, since pedestrians aren't allowed to walk down the crooked street. Instead they're relegated to arrow-straight parallel stairs. I guess I'm glad I saw the thing, but I don't see any reason to ever return.
Written August 26, 2021
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DavidCabeiro
9 contributions
A must see in SF
Aug 2021
Go by cable car or just walk to there, nice view, a iconic street in SF. I've been there four times, for me is a must see.
Written August 26, 2021
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S_Tilly41
Denver, CO28 contributions
Take 20 minutes to enjoy the amazing view!
Aug 2021
Gorgeous stop!
We come here all the time and it never gets old enjoying the views. You do not need a lot of time here, but definitely pretty.
Written August 24, 2021
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Sunset92
Brooklyn, NY1,784 contributions
A must visit.
Aug 2021
You can’t go to San Francisco and not visit Lombard Street. It’s a steep crooked street. You may wait a while to drive down, but it’s worth the wait. So beautifully landscaped as well.
Written August 22, 2021
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831patriciar
Milwaukee, WI176 contributions
out for a drive
Aug 2021
pretty nice views of the streets leading up to it and then driving down it. the drive down is tight but a must do.
Written August 22, 2021
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