Lombard Street
Lombard Street
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: 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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Robin H
Durham, UK3,628 contributions
Aug 2022
We drove down from the top of Lombard, with no wait (not sure this is always the case), which takes about a minute to zig zag your way to the bottom of the windy bit, and then we parked and walked someway up to get more of a feel. It is steep, although the path and steps are helpful, and great views from the top and the bottom. Beautiful in the August light with flowers and shrubs a-plenty. Saw one resident come out to her parked car, and made me wonder what it would me like living in the middle of such a popular tourist attraction. Loved the way everyone was having fun, and we had fun too. Cetainly worth the effort to find and enjoy this unique San Fransisco street, and it is free! So highly recommended.
Written 3 October 2022
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vivs44
London, UK24 contributions
Sep 2022
Was good to see Lombard Street as have seen it on TV started at the bottom and walked up to the top, small steps easily done at your own pace
Written 2 October 2022
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,045 contributions
Sep 2022
We approached this, walking from Fishermans Wharf which meant that we had a very steep downhill journey. It’s incredible that cars can manage the gradient (they can only go one way - down) and the winding bends. While it’s definitely easier walking down than up, it’s still good exercise and requires careful stepping.
Written 30 September 2022
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DiverM
Jupiter, FL521 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This is a very beautiful section of street with steps on a sidewalk. It is quite strenuous to walk this up hill most people may want to start from the top where there are great views.
Written 23 September 2022
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Sarah L
London, UK2,577 contributions
Jul 2022
Lombard Street is a sight to see - though I would only recommend really confident drivers to drive down on it. If you just wanted to stop and take a look, there is loads of street parking available- many spots which provide free parking for 1-2 hours.
Written 22 September 2022
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AlbaBL
Silver Spring, MD32 contributions
Sep 2022
If you can handle walking steep hills, this is a must-do in SF. Lots of fun and good photo opportunity. I feel sorry for the residents on that street!
Written 22 September 2022
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Barry B
Sidcup, UK32 contributions
Aug 2022
Visited Lombard street twice. Once we walked down the adjacent steps and second we drove down the short winding road.
Well maintained properties and landscapes but that is probably down to the residents that live in the road.
Written 21 September 2022
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Nicole W
Austin, TX21 contributions
Sep 2022
Get ready for a really neat experience, but make sure you are ready to get there if you are walking! HA! It's uphill from the Wharf that will make your calves scream, but totally worth the cool experience! The Hydrangeas were in bloom and absolutely beautiful!
Written 19 September 2022
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Namie78
Dallas, TX195 contributions
Sep 2022
flower are too tall so u cant really see the street. but the walk from downhill to ghirardelli complex its downhill and nice view! worth it!
Written 9 September 2022
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TinaCastillo2015
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
Sep 2022
This is funny, but we didn't get the point of this road. Its easy to drive. not long.Goes sharp down.
Written 8 September 2022
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