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Lombard Street

Monument / Landmark, Road, and Scenic Lookout
Russian Hill, San Francisco
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  • 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.
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightMarch 21, 2016
    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.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 3, 2016
    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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Varoujan P.
    Varoujan PanosyanSeptember 29, 2016
    Definitely an interesting street. Beautiful scenery and a great spot for taking a photo
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Eleanor R.
    You gotta go early because noon is really full! The photos looks before from the bottom, a must visit site!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodDecember 20, 2016
    Take a drive down a curvy road. Would love to see the locals drive on this with an inch of snow on the ground. I rolled down it in a can, kidding, that's frowned upon.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganApril 20, 2016
    Be a tourist for a day and take the Powell/Hyde cable car here! Beautiful view of Coit Tower from the top of Lombard.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperJuly 20, 2016
    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!!
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    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.
    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.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 31, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariFebruary 18
    Nice street with a unique shape. Come before noon to get a nice photos as in the afternoon sun will be in front of you.
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MilaniOctober 4, 2014
    One of the most iconic views in San Francisco, you must make a stop and take a picture!
  • 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!
  • 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.
    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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaNovember 30, 2014
    Very interesting place, good for a walk because the surroundings are very nice, close to ghirardelli square
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VirziJanuary 7, 2016
    Is one of the most well known places in the city. Is a beautiful street. You have a nice view of the city.
  • 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.💙
  • 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.
  • A S.
    A SMay 30, 2016
    Gets very crowded even at off peak hours, but try and drive down the street for gorgeous views of the city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shri c.
    Shri colDecember 28, 2016
    Take the tram from Powell to the top! Rest is fun if you're a tourist
  • Four.By. S.
    Four.By. SquareOctober 26, 2011
    Sure it might be fun to drive down the crookedest street but it is also a great walk down the steps through this great neighborhood!
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    A neighbor devised Lombard St.’s eight turns to prevent cars from speeding down the dangerously steep slope. The street has since turned up in many films, including “Vertigo.” (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Karl M.
    Karl MalmströmOctober 26, 2013
    A must in SF. Both by car and by foot!
  • Brunold L.
    Brunold LoidlDecember 7, 2016
    Take off your clothes for a nude selfie running down the street
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 5, 2016
    Love the view from here! Love the mood and love the weird street
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NAugust 16, 2011
    The crookedest street in San Francisco (the world?) Run down Lombard Street at night when tourists aren't around. If you go in the day, prepare to wait.
  • Liz .
    Liz 🦎September 9, 2015
    Have your passengers shoot a time-lapse on their iPhone as you drive down. Pretty cool.
  • 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
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BowlesAugust 10, 2014
    Don't take Lombard up from the bottom. You'll wait forever in the line of cars waiting to reach the summit. Instead join from a side street. It's only sort of cutting.
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueApril 12, 2016
    A classic SF sight: walk it up, drive it down, stop at the top side cable car stop. Lombard never ceases to delight.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienJanuary 20, 2012
    Do the drive. You'll probably have to wait in line just to drive down a silly brick road, but there's a great view, and where else are you going to find a road this famous?
  • Randy S.
    Randy SimesSeptember 19, 2010
    Try riding a bicycle down Lombard Street. You'll probably have to jump off a couple of times. You'll stick out and it's a very fun, unique way to experience the world's most crooked street.
  • James C.
    James CJuly 29, 2013
    It is crazy on the way up and down but you need to do it. the experience is worth it.
  • Tristan T.
    Tristan TranOctober 26, 2014
    If you have a car, drive it down and then stop to take a few pictures! It's beautiful!
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    I would definitely recommend walking here, you can get stuck in traffic for hours otherwise
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaSeptember 16, 2014
    Lots of fun driving down this street. Climb Coit Tower and get a view from a distance. 5mph please
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LeroyMay 5, 2013
    Simply amazing! You can see this kind of street only in SF, so dont miss it! :-)
  • Ronni
    RonniJanuary 7, 2016
    Such a trek uphill but cool view on the top. Fun steps to walk down but looked cooler to drive down it
  • Kim M.
    Kim MillerApril 19, 2011
    Walk your bike and watch out for cars, they are looking around not watching for you! From the pier area, take polk street for the flattest way up.
  • DxbM
    DxbMMay 17
    Make sure u do it uphill down and move vice versa like I did 😓
  • Carmen I.
    Carmen IbarraMay 3, 2015
    I once saw someone try to drive down Lombard in an RV... There's now a sign that says no large vehicles!! Lol!
  • shahad k.
    shahad khanMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The higher you go, the better view you get 🙂
  • brooks g.
    brooks grigsonMarch 25, 2010
    If you get off of the cable car here you can walk town the sidewalk and then hang a left(North) and walk down to Fisherman's Wharf. It is all downhill.
  • Ruijiang M.
    Ruijiang MaOctober 7, 2014
    A must visit place in SF, recommend to go on a sunny day
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    Full of tourists but if your by coit tower or fishermans wharf it's worth checking in.
  • Zafer K.
    Zafer KilicSeptember 8, 2015
    What a street and what a view. You must give a try bottom to top shot.
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda RiceJanuary 8, 2015
    It was a hike. And a curve. And a hill. Best part to me was checking out the houses.
  • Imen S.
    Imen SoltaniNovember 23, 2014
    A pretty unique street ! Amazing View !!
  • Rajat G.
    Rajat GuptaSeptember 29, 2012
    Lived here in Russian Hill and it's been one of the best experiences of my life. Love SF.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DazeyOctober 26, 2013
    Lombard Park is great. However, was there for 15 minutes and our car got broken into. Both backpacks with laptops and other personal things were stolen. Beware!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerNovember 24, 2014
    The walk up is a paaaaain but awesome views and fun pictures.
  • Remy S.
    Remy SJuly 17, 2013
    Lived here 5 years and finally ride my bike down - make sure you have good breaks!
  • Alaa A.
    Alaa AlhazmiMarch 25, 2015
    I could stay here forever! Amazing view at "night".
  • Thodoris R.
    Thodoris RadSeptember 24, 2016
    too much fame for nothing THAT special. in case you decide to cros it in-cat, get yourself a selfie-stick, it'll get you much nicer photos should you get it out of the window.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LSeptember 30, 2014
    How can u not take a drive down this street when u visit SF!?!? Its beautiful must see!
  • Di N.
    Di NingDecember 29, 2015
    one of those places you should definitely go when visit San Francisco
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasNovember 12, 2016
    A really strap and fun road to drive through!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BookJanuary 24, 2014
    well manicured and a fun drive with great views! (but not the curviest or crookedest street, try Vermont st.)
  • Diana M.
    Diana MirakyanJune 5, 2016
    A must see! Very veautiful both during the day and at night
    Reserve123.comAugust 20, 2012
    It's a tough walk to the top, but the views are well worth it.
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrejoJanuary 1
    Beautiful curvy street with scenic views. Great for pictures
  • Sunny  =)
    Sunny =)July 17, 2013
    Gotta do it at least once in your lifetime! Very cool area.
  • Dørte
    DørteNovember 10, 2015
    crazy street and a must see in SF though expect a lot of tourists
  • Ahmed Said C.
    Ahmed Said CalikFebruary 7, 2016
    Nice to see... Worth visiting while hiking
  • Anna C.
    Anna CJuly 31, 2011
    Join the horde and sit in someone's driveway, stand in the street for a photo and shout to your friends in your choice of tongue.
  • Al Shaima A.
    Al Shaima Al MadaniSeptember 24, 2016
    Walk down and enjoy the flowers and the view
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoSeptember 24, 2015
    It's a must see to cross off your list. Pretty pretty cool.
  • Travis
    TravisJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't park in the driveways at the bottom or you'll get ticketed and/or towed...
  • Chad S.
    Chad SeegerAugust 15, 2016
    Don't stand at the top of the block, walk down!
  • Jens H.
    Jens HeimNovember 4, 2011
    When in SF by car, you have to drive this road. Else, take photos from either side
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁October 8, 2014
    Amazing view of the crooked street in San Francisco City - Lombard Street
  • Caitie S.
    Caitie SmithOctober 17, 2014
    Drive down Lombard Street for the full effect.
  • Pablo Ariel D.
    Pablo Ariel Di LoretoNovember 15, 2014
    Hermosa vista de San Francisco! Si vas en tranvia, te deja en ese lugar. Bajate y saca fotos desde arriba de alguna pared! Muy lindo decorado de plantas. Si vas en auto no dejes de hacer el zig zag.
  • paipoi
    paipoiJanuary 16, 2015
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaSeptember 5, 2014
    El mejor punto de San Francisco, al frente una calle única llena de vida, del otro lado tienes la vista perfecta a la Isla de Alcatraz, y del otro lado una vista excelente al muelle y la ciudad
  • Patricia G.
    Interessante conhecer esse lugar. O mais bacana foi descer a rua toda com minha família, a pé, e no final a minha filha vira pra mim e comenta: - Mãe, é aquela rua que eu vi no desenho... Muito legal.
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NoMarch 14, 2016
    A rua mais íngreme dos EUA, ande pelo quarteirão se quiser, e volte pra rua do bondinho onde você desceu. Dalí até o Fisherman’s Wharf são 3 quardras. Aprecie a vista da Baía e de Alcatraz.
  • Babo-Buddha
    Babo-BuddhaJune 25, 2016
    Ein Muss, wenn man #SanFrancisco besucht. Fotos macht man besser von unten!
  • José Eduardo T.
    José Eduardo TeixeiraOctober 19, 2013
    Rua bem diferente. Tenha a experiência de dirigir por essa rua cheia de curvas bem fechadas. Ponto turístico para fotos bem legais. Vale a experiência.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Cenário muito conhecido de San Francisco (você verá em vários filmes, como Vertigo. Muito bonito na primavera, com todas as flores.
  • Funda A.
    Funda AkbostanciAugust 11, 2016
    Zik zak bir yol ve yolun kenarlarında harika evler ve manzaraları👍🏻 Kesinlikle görülmesi gerek👍🏻
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田November 5, 2016
    Todas as vezes que passo aqui, presto atenção nas casas da rua e imagino como deve ser morar numa rua mega famosa e cheia de turistas o dia todo... 🤔
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MMarch 6, 2016
    الطريق المتعرج والأشهر في المدينة ،، المنظر جميل من الأعلى .. يستحق الزيارة ،،
  • Angel David R.
    Lo mejor es ir con buen sol para que las fotos salgan bien tanto desde arriba como desde abajo
  • Cesar F.
    Cesar FrancoDecember 8, 2013
    A subida é cansativa mas do alto a vista é linda. Os carros descem um por vez
  • João Bosco C.
    Muito legal a rua, mas o visual lá de cima é muito bonita.
  • Alper C.
    Alper CengizSeptember 10, 2015
    Yani işte yılan gibin zig zaglı bir yokuş yapıp çiçekle süsleyip sonrada peysajı dünya harikası gibi göstermek konulu pazarlama v.o3 dersimize hoş geldiniz.
  • Esra G.
    Ya çok güzeldi bu street🦋🌸🌸gidin bol bol fotoğraf çekinin bir de o caddeden arabanızla mutlaka geçin eksik kalmasın😎
  • Franciane L.
    Franciane LimaNovember 24, 2014
    Pegue o bondinho e desça próximo à Lombard St. A vista de noite lá de cima é sensacional.
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