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Lombard Street, San Francisco

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Venture along the zigzagging curves and steep hills of Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the winding street zigzags downhill past a number of historical Victorian homes and colorful gardens, making it one of the city’s most iconic streets. Take the cable car to the top of the hill and then wander down the street on foot to stop and admire the stately mansions, blooming flowers, and stunning views of the surrounding city. See Lombard Street and all San Francisco has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Francisco vacation trip planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    An easy cheap sight for San Fransisco. You can get a cable car up there but you will waste your ticket so just walk to there or a cab. Lot's of tourists were behaving badly here though, these are real...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    First we climbed the street and next day we took the car and drove down-great fun! Fab experience-recommended!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Well worth seeing and even walking. Jammed packed with tourists so if you wanting to drive or walk it it's best to get there very early in the day before it gets too busy. Cars can wait in very long c...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    One among the great sight to visit when you go to San Francisco. Its the most crooked street but a beautiful one due to mini gardens to the areas on the sides which have lots of hydrangeas and other flowers. The traffic moves really slowly down that street, but there are footpaths on the sides you can walk along too. I was lucky that there was no traffic when I visited it. Speed to vehicle is limited to 5-7kmph.
  • June 11, 2017
    A unique sight to visit when you go to San Francisco! A regular street has been converted beautifully into a narrow zigzag street by adding mini gardens to the areas on the sides which have lots of hydrangeas and other flowers. The traffic moves really slowly down that street, but there are footpaths on the sides you can walk along too.
  • June 13, 2017
    It is such a neat place. The Hairpin turns and the Beautiful Homes it's really just a cool little section of San Francisco. I feel bad for the people that live there because there were crowds on street corners throughout the short drive down the street. And we went during the week. But it definitely is interesting and something different to experience.
  • June 13, 2017
    Interesting one-way street with super sharp turns. Made the hike up (walking) the slope, it's quite fun! Driving down is quite an experience, you've got to ride the brake the whole way down going like 5-7 mph. There can be line depending on the time of day that you go. I've waited 15 minutes before and I've also been and not had a line.
  • June 12, 2017
    A cool,sweet street that happens to be the windiest in the world. Super cool to walk or drive down this street. It is extremely busy because it is so famous but def. a must see. Drive slow if you're driving and enjoy!

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