"Lombard Street" Lombard Street Tip by sswagner

Lombard Street, San Francisco: 137 reviews and 230 photos

  Lombard Street
by sswagner

San Francisco has famous bridges, yet it also has famous streets. Many of them go straight up the hill and maintain a very steep grade. Despite the topography of the city, an overall grid pattern remains. One hill was so steep that the designers had no choice but to make it switch back and forth in one area in order to make it driveable. This is Lombard Street. As a result of the switchbacks, it is often dubbed, "The most crookedest street". Often, flower beds around the street are in full bloom, making this a popular spot for artwork or photography. There is a sidewalk where one can walk along the road. You can also drive down it (one way only) or even ride a bicycle down it. If you do ride a bike down it, I recommend waiting until the cars ahead of you are far enough down the road that you do not immediately catch up with them. It was fun to bike down this most unique stretch of road. I saved this for last before turning the bike in to the rental shop.

Address: Lombard Street. Descent begins at Hyde Street.
Directions: Russian Hill
Phone: +1 415-391-2000
Website: http://www.sftodo.com/lomabardcrookedstreet.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 21, 2005
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