"Lombard Street - Crookedest street in the world." SF Streets Tip by Jerelis

SF Streets, San Francisco: 21 reviews and 30 photos

  "Crookedest street in the world" Lombart Street.
by Jerelis
 
  • "Crookedest street in the world" Lombart Street. - San Francisco
      "Crookedest street in the world" Lombart Street.
    by Jerelis
  • Relinde hiking upwards Lombard Street. - San Francisco
      Relinde hiking upwards Lombard Street.
    by Jerelis
  • On top of Lombard STreet, looking down. - San Francisco
      On top of Lombard STreet, looking down.
    by Jerelis
 

Located in the Russian Hill district, Lombard Street is known as "the crookedest street in the world" because of its eight sharp turns. The turns, known as switchbacks, were built in the 1920s to allow traffic to descend the steep incline.

The street zigzags around beautiful flowers and offers a nice view of the bay. There are stairways (without curves) on either side of the street for pedestrians.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Dec 30, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Jerelis

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans!”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 4 6
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 6 3

Have you been to San Francisco?

  Share Your Travels