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Lombard Street

Road, Monument / Landmark, and Scenic Lookout
Russian Hill, San Francisco
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownJanuary 18, 2013
    Located between Leavenworth St and Hyde St lies the 'Crookedest Street'. Make your way up the steps and upon reaching the top, you will be greeted by what I think is the best view of Alcatraz.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 27, 2015
    Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of the city's most crookedest streets paved with red bricks and beautiful flower beds and featuring eight hairpin turns downhill.
    Upvoted Aug 26
  • Mr. Spotlight
    An east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. It's also a well groomed garden.
  • Elif O.
    Elif OnerJune 24, 2013
    take the cable car from Ghirardeli sq, and hop off at's tempting but save yourself the trouble of trying to take the best shot from up the street. The real photo deal is down the end of it.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 3
    Beatiful by the sunset. Also, I would prefer going there on Summer or Spring so that beatiful greens and flowers are out there. On winter, it seems a bit abandoned without colors :)
  • Varoujan P.
    Definitely an interesting street. Beautiful scenery and a great spot for taking a photo
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurDecember 29, 2015
    Interesting drive down this incredibly winding street. Very pretty when viewed from leavenworth street. Make sure you go up the opp side of Lombard and take the winding path down.
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSApril 13, 2015
    World's crookest street. Definitely a must. Snap a few photo at the top and bottom of the street. It's a one way. So after snapping yourself some photos, drive down the crooked street.
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MalayanAugust 12, 2014
    Neat place to visit. Lots of tourists on the weekends so expect traffic around that area. Be respectful of the cops helping with the flow of traffic. They're trying to make sure no one gets run over.
  • Rose
    RoseNovember 12, 2012
    Not the crookedest street in San Francisco as the nickname suggests, but if you're visiting and have the time it shouldn't be missed. Lovely views from the Hyde Street end (top). Signed, a SF native.
  • William S.
    William StudartDecember 28, 2015
    The view of San Francisco at Lombard Street is one of the most beautiful city scenery I've ever seen. The hill-like street with a lot of flowers is absolutely beautiful
  • HL
    HLApril 23, 2014
    Get a Powell/Hyde or Powell/Mason cable car from Market st./Powell or further to Lombard st. to quickly cover both historic cable car and the famous slope.
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
    The vantage from the top of Lombard Street is one of the most iconic in the city. Fight your way through the crowd of tourists and get a nice shot of one of the most interesting streets in the world.
  • Albert I.
    Albert IgoniaFebruary 1, 2013
    Famous for their crooked street. Vantage point is from the top with views of the city, alkatraz, and passing trams. Then at the bottom for a full view of the crooked street.
  • Herbert Y.
    Herbert YangJune 17, 2013
    Board the cable car from Powell/Market Turnaround, make sure to get on the Powell/Hyde St Line, not the Powell/Mason Line. Only Powell/Hyde St Line will bring you to Lombard St.
  • Melissa D.
    Be a tourist for a day and take the Powell/Hyde cable car here! Beautiful view of Coit Tower from the top of Lombard.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 21, 2015
    Hand your cell phone or camera to your passenger and maneuver the eight tight turns from top to bottom amid the famous manicured hydrangeas. Then look back up: The best photo ops are from the bottom.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29
    Take your classic picture. The best hours to go is about 7 pm because theres not a lot of people and your picture can turn out good.
  • Contiki Holidays
    Contiki HolidaysAugust 22, 2011
    Seriously one of the most amazing streets you'll ever see and a must have photo-op. It gets super busy so allow some time to get through and be prepared to brace the crowds!
  • Andrew C.
    Can't really see the sharp turns and steepness of the road (unless you're in a helicopter maybe?)... I would hate to live in these apartments with the non-stop tourists and cars!!
  • James W.
    James WongMay 30, 2011
    Take the Powell-Hyde cable car from Chinatown and get off at the top of the Lombard zigzag -- unless you like walking uphill. Continue your tour DOWNHILL along Lombard and up to the Coit Tower.
  • UPPAbaby
    UPPAbabyAugust 2, 2011
    Winding its way through San Fran, Lombard St was built as a solution for cars that could not climb the 27% incline of the hill. Drive or stroll this famous road, but remember the speed limit is 5mph!
  • Athonia C.
    Athonia CappelliApril 3, 2014
    Start your morning in San Francisco with a jog up to Russian Hill. There's great Parkin' on Larkin. A park above Lombard has 360° city view!
  • Roy C.
    Roy CudillaAugust 12, 2013
    the most crooked street in san fo. lots of tourists and if youll bring a car going there, expect a little traffic. you can go down the street and park a few blocks away for a little pictorial
  • Bren P.
    Bren PearsonDecember 4, 2015
    Awesome to see, and worth the walk up the hills to see the view of the city and Alcatraz Island from up there!
  • NYIP
    NYIPJuly 6, 2011
    If you stand on top of Lombard Street, starting at Leavenworth Street, you can get a great shot of all the hairpin turns as well as some beautiful floral landscaping. Read more
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MilaniOctober 4, 2014
    One of the most iconic views in San Francisco, you must make a stop and take a picture!
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaAugust 13, 2015
    Start snapping your pics at the top and don't stop til you get down. One of the shots will turn out straight. ☺️
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarciaAugust 13, 2015
    Gotta visit this place if you head to San Francisco!!! It's a beautiful street that you can drive through #aesthetics lol
    budgetplaces.comJune 4, 2012
    Lombard Street is the famous street in SF. With it's eight sharp turns it is the "crookedest" street in the world. Try not to laugh as cars "speed" down at 8 km/h!
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumNovember 2, 2011
    It's commonly—but mistakenly—said that Lombard Street between Hyde and Jones is San Francisco’s crookedest street. The most sinuous street in SF is Vermont Street just south of McKinley Park.
  • LuLu A.
    LuLu AlSulaimNovember 11, 2015
    Besides driving down, take the time to walk down checking out the flowers, greenery, homes and San Francisco skyline.💙
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 25, 2014
    Besides driving down, take the time to walk down checking out the flowers, greenery, homes and San Francisco skyline.
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VirziJanuary 7
    Is one of the most well known places in the city. Is a beautiful street. You have a nice view of the city.
  • Mo M.
    Mo MoormanOctober 26, 2010
    Nighttime makes for easy access. Regardless, walk up it's sidewalks to appreciate it's beauty and quirkiness (look back and enjoy the amazing view) and drive down it to say you've done it.
  • A S.
    A SMay 30
    Gets very crowded even at off peak hours, but try and drive down the street for gorgeous views of the city.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanDecember 8, 2013
    World-famous crazy-crooked street, as seen perhaps most famously in 1968 film "Bullit" ( car chase scene. (Star Steve McQueen did his own stunt driving.)
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayMay 20, 2013
    This is a great place for jackwads to make fun of tourists because they have nothing else better to do with their lives but once you get passed that take a picture and don't get hit by oncoming cars.
  • Bread S.
    Bread SunJanuary 3, 2015
    This is a must-visit place in SF but it is not beautiful in winter.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    Prior to implementing the hairpin turns, Lombard Street was originally a straight, cobblestone street with a steep 27 percent grade too difficult for cars to drive through.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaNovember 30, 2014
    Very interesting place, good for a walk because the surroundings are very nice, close to ghirardelli square
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda RiceJanuary 8, 2015
    It is a hike. And a curve. And a hill. Best part to me was checking out the houses.
  • DUFFY a.
    Thanks for checkin in here! Hopin to see some cool night pics from someone with a good phone. Id love to get them via email since foursquare doesnt support down loads. Snd to thanks.
  • Liz .
    Liz 🐲September 9, 2015
    Have your passengers shoot a time-lapse on their iPhone as you drive down. Pretty cool.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 5
    Love the view from here! Love the mood and love the weird street
  • Wilson F.
    A classic SF sight: walk it up, drive it down, stop at the top side cable car stop. Lombard never ceases to delight.
    Reserve123.comSeptember 10, 2011
    Enjoy a fantastic overlook in San Francisco, walk or drive down the crooked street, and be sure to take a photograph because once is enough.
  • Westfield S.
    If your heart is in San Francisco, come enjoy Westfield San Francisco Centre’s new free 3D light spectacular under the majestic 102-foot wide dome nightly at 865 Market Street.
  • Flavinha O.
    Flavinha O.November 10, 2014
    Cool point of sf to see. It seems nice to rent a go car and go down the crooked street
  • Karl M.
    Karl MalmströmOctober 26, 2013
    A must in SF. Both by car and by foot!
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