Lombard Street - The Most Famous Street in San Francisco
Nicknamed the "Crookedest Street in the World," Lombard Street in San Francisco is a unique attraction, whether you are driving down the winding street or watching others traverse from below. With eight hairpins turns down a seriously steep slope, the scenic switchbacks of Lombard Street flow past beautiful Victorian mansions and flower boxes and offer amazing views. This iconic attraction is only 1 mile from the King George Hotel.
Free to the public.
Crooked Street Block Party
Annual Lombard Street 10K
What are some good tips on visiting Lombard Street?
If your bucket list includes driving down the “Crookedest Street in the World,” don’t wait in the four block line. Drive up Russian Hill on Union Street, go north on Hyde Street, and then take a right turn onto Lombard. To avoid the traffic completely, the Hyde Street cable car passes by the top of Lombard Street, and the Powell-Mason cable car takes you to the bottom. The city views from the top are incredible.
If driving to Lombard Street, where should I set the address as the starting point?
To avoid the traffic congestion, most people choose to walk or bike down Lombard Street. However, if you elect to drive the crooked descent, set your GPS device to 1099 Lombard Street to the top of the one-way drive.