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Rank17 out of 487 attractions in San Francisco
Places to stay near Lombard Street
Reviews • 4
San Francisco has some of the steepest streets in the country. Whether you are walking or driving, the varying gradient of the road is sure to catch your attention and give your heart rate a healthy boost. Lombard Street is one of the most unique of the vertically tilted roads and is a great stop to add to any itinerary.Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of America's crookedest streets. The steep, hilly street has some beautiful Victorian mansions.Some of San Francisco’s most expensive real estate sits on Lombard Streets. In the spring and through the entire summer, Lombard Street is alive with color, as the many beautiful flowers.The curvy nature of the one-way drive along with the steep slope of these blocks makes it a visual treat.
3. Lombard Street: the crookedest street in the world!Famously known as the crookedest street in the world, this street is an east west running street in the city of San Francisco. This street is a steep one block section, having eight hair pin bends tightly packed into it!Colourful flowers and grand houses line the sides of this street while a large number of cars navigate this crooked narrow lane.
The street is the most twisted street I ever known, having 8 tight hairpin turns.
‘The most crooked street in the world!’ goes the moniker. I bet some crafty settler decided to throw this, probably because he knew it would become a historic quirk a few decades down and just get incorporated into the cityscape façade, earning itself the unique and generally meaningless distinction of being a tourist hotspot that signifies nothing and yet stands for something. At least, plenty of tourists stand and pose for pictures.