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Address: Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94133, United States Show on map
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  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 24-hrs
    Details
    May
    Open

    Everyday

    24-hrs
    Preferred

    Everyday

    08:00 am - 07:00 pm

Sometimes all it takes to make a road famous are eight, tight hairpin turns. This one way street was designed in this manner to compensate for the steep incline (27 degrees) of the hill it’s on. Traffic on the hairpin area is reserved for eastbound or downhill travellers. The street has received much attention in popular media such as in Alfred Hitchock’s Vertigo, the Simpsons, and an episode of Myth Busters Among Others. Lombard Street is one of the tourist attractions in San Francisco One Day Itinerary. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in San Francisco.

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  • This is one of San Francisco's most well-known streets and is a big draw with tourists.   I would hate to be one of the residents on this street because it would be intolerable just to get out of your driveway during the afternoons or on weekends. And so much for peace and quiet with tourists taking your pictures or that is of your house unless you came out "butt naked" then that would probably be another tourist attraction and another review I would've written! We have walked it, drove it, and flew over it dozens of times that for us it's not an attraction other than to see the tourists congregating all over the streets "like ants being attracted to sugar" and causing traffic to crawl every now and then.   If you go by San Francisco's celebrated "Street Cars" it stops on the top of Hyde Street so sightseers can walk down the sidewalk alongside Lombard Street.   The speed limit for cars is 5 mph for obvious reasons.  All the homes are attractively festooned with plants and over a million in asking price, "so don't ask!"   And just like my "review of Kauai's "Blow Hole (it's just a hole with water shooting up!)," there really isn't too much to write about the "crookedest street in San Francisco, but here's a little history about this famous piece of road: Built in the 1920's the residents at the time wanted to park their vehicles but couldn't because of the steep 27% grade.  A man by the name of Carl Henry who owned most of the property at the time was credited with the first proposal of a "curved street."  He was going to donate the land but after his death, his widow sold the property off to pay off debts.   Fast forward to 1922, when construction was started on the brick road which consisted of eight turns and reduced the grade to 16% so vehicles could park in their driveways. This famous road didn't become a tourist attraction until the late 1950's in which a photograph was circulated and made into a postcard in 1961.  That's all it took to draw the thousands of tourists down this narrow winding street.   It's hard to visualize, but in its original design, this street was actually a "two-way street" until 1939, when it was made into a one-way street!  "What the heck were they driving, "Go-Carts!?"  It's been recorded that as much as "350 cars per hour" have driven down this street during peak tourist season. In the 1970's and once in 1987, proposals by residents to have their street closed was discussed but never passed.  "I guess peace and quiet doesn't count!"                                "I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS" Although Lombard Street is well known to tourists visiting the city as being the crookedest street, there is another "not so well known street" here that is actually considered the "crookedest street in the world." Vermont Street is steeper than Lombard Street and has fewer turns.  Vermont Street is also made up of concrete and not the brick pavement like Lombard Street.  Although Lombard Street has been featured in a lot of Hollywood films, Vermont Street was also featured in the movie, "Magnum Force," starring Clint Eastwood in 1970.   Clint Eastwood being one of my favorite stars during the 70's was enough to draw me into driving down this street which was pretty neat.  Although, everyone else had the same idea at the time, because it took us almost 10 minutes to down on the day we went! There is also another "not so well known tourist attraction" (at least for us), is a very steep hill on "Filbert Street" which is a one-way street and starts from the top of Hyde street.  Once on the street and as your approaching the 1100 block you literally can't see anything as far as a street is concerned because of the "steep drop" until you actually start to drive down!   Whenever we have guests over and we get the chance to take them into San Francisco, after Lombard Street I will usually drive over here, just for the expressions on their faces! OK, I'm done, onto my next review......

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  • What an iconic stretch of road. Lombard street is absolutely beautiful. The street is lined with bricks and flower beds. The homes along the either side are absolutely gorgeous. Walking down Lombard street is definitely more fun than driving down. Go at night, its equally beautiful and not equally crowded.

  • One of San Francisco's iconic streets and tourist attraction. Definitely worth the visit if you're in town. Park the car nearby and walk up and down the street for a great experience. What an interesting icon.

  • Fun to see and take photos. It's a small hike but if you're in very very poor shaped or have weak knees, go with time as it will take you more time to walk up. Views are very nice, you can see a lot from up there. The tram stops by. There are a lot of people and a constant stream of cars, so be careful!

  • 1. We walked from Pier 41, a uphill climb, but well worth it. Stunning landscaping and beautiful water views. 2. There is a bannister along the street, protecting all from cars and for those needing a helping hand. A treasure that is well maintained. 3. Neither buses nor trucks allowed anywhere near this crooked street. 4. It gets quite hot in the summer, so best to grab a hat and plenty of water to avoid dehydration. (No vendors selling water here.)

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