Lombard Street Tours
About Lombard Street, San Francisco
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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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
Take in the highlights of San Francisco with a hop-on hop-off tour, an easy, convenient way to see the city. Enjoy informative commentary and great views as you travel by motorized cable car or double-decker bus to all the major attractions. See Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight Ashbury and the bustling Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods. The tour takes you over the Golden Gate Bridge for a breathtaking view. Your ticket is good for 48 hours, so you can see the highlights of the City by the Bay at your own pace.
Get ready to climb lots of steps and go off the beaten path on this challenging 5-mile walking tour of San Franciscoâs Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods. Ascend the Filbert Steps for a close-up view of lovely Coit Tower. Walk up the world-famous crooked section of Lombard Street and discover hidden gems like a tiny park with an amazing view of Alcatraz and the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.
The San Francisco Crooked Street Segway Tour is the newest most challenging route yet! Ideal for those who have ridden a Segway before, wish to see a little more and test the machine a little further. What better testing grounds than the hills of San Francisco!
This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring a more personal experience.
Previous Segway experience is required. All riders must have taken at least a 2-hour guided Segway tour on the newer i2 Segway within the last 2 years. Test rides and tours on older Segway models do not qualify. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Share your experience - Rate Lombard Street, San Francisco
Very busy and very touristy, for good reason. Iconic and with fantastic views of the city. Worth walking up and getting the tram at the top to Union Square. Can't imagine what it's like living on that street! BTW it's worth watching the traffic wardens at the top/bottom for a while...very entertaining! A great people watching spot
What a delusion! Obviously we wanted to visit Lombard street when we were on a vacation in San Francisco as everyone was raving about it everywhere. It is recommended to get there on foot as car traffic is enormous all around this area almost all the time. We marched up on the very steep streets to get to the top of this oh-so-famous street, and I have to tell you it was a gigantic delusion. Cars are coming down continuously and the street itself if extremely crowded by people so it is impossible to make a decent photo. But the main problem is that even if there was nobody you couldn't manage to make a nice photo of the street simply because there isn't a spot from which you can catch the curve. Simply nothing can be seen by standing on the street level. If you have a drone you might be able to do nice shots otherwise forget it. Flowers are lovely there though - but you can find gorgeous flowers all over the city. All in all a waste of time!
It's a good spot to take a few pictures but that's about it. Interesting to see the crooked street but there's not much you can do since it's a residential area and the street ends in an intersection. We went on a weekday so there were few cars driving down Lombard. There were still a large amount of tourists who did not mind the traffic or other people taking photos. Be smart and use caution trying to get the "perfect" shot. I personally prefer surrounding Russian Hill as there are incredible views of Coit Tower, Oakland Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay.
Such a neat street!! Had no idea until I went there thgat the curvy part of Lombard street is only a block long. My friend and I drove through. The road is decorated with beautiful hydrangea flowers (early August). If you drive though, watch out for pedestrians! They are everywhere! The street itself isn't bad because they can't walk across it, but all around the street is filled with spontaneous jaywalkers.
Well, since it's one of the landmarks of SF, so, it seems that visiting Lombard Street is kinda a must. But, for the tourists who travel with big bus in SF, frankly speaking, it needs an extra effort to reach. Big bus can only stop to drop off and pick up the tourists three blocks away at Columbus Ave then we have to walk three blocks up the steep hill. And for those who want to see closer and walk to the top of Lombard st, then you have to walk one more block up on the stairs on the right and left side of the street. It would be great when you reach Lombard st and not many people flock the area but when it's so crowded then it's even hard to take picture :) For senior citizens, pregnant women, little kids who might face difficulty to walk about few hundreds meters up the hill, I suggest you stay in the bus or wait for the other by sipping coffee or eating cake at one of the cafe/coffee shop on the corner of Lombard st - Columbus Ave not far from the drop off/pick up spot.
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