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Lombard Street, San Francisco: 137 reviews and 230 photos

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Lombard Street is not really any steeper than most of the other streets in San Francisco, but for some reason, over a single-block stretch, they took out the parking on the sides of the street and made a one-lane road with 8 "S" turn-type switchbacks. This famous section, beautifully landscaped with flowers and bushes, is located between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, and is a huge tourist attraction. This change in traffic pattern was completed in 1922.

Lombard Street has a 27% slope while Filbert Street and 22nd Street have sections with a 31% slope. Additionally, Vermont Street has a section with S-turns similar to Lombard Street, but with just 7 switchbacks, and it is less steep.

Dennis Miller once said that Hillary Clinton's stance on the Iraq war has more twists than Lombard Street... I'm not making a political statement here, just letting you know how many times Lombard Street changes direction!

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

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2007
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