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Lombard Street: The Most Famous Street in San Francisco


Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s top-rated sights. The “crooked” section of the public road is located between Hyde and Leavenworth, just a few blocks above Ghirardelli Square.

Often referred to as the crookedest street in San Francisco, in actuality Lombard Street is neither the most crooked nor the steepest street in the city, let alone the world. Strangely, that fact doesn’t discourage the mass of tourists that journey every year to see, let alone experience, this famous stretch of road for themselves.

Built with eight switchbacks on a 40-degree slope, the highlight of the Lombard Street experience is watching people drive down the crooked, one-way, one-block section. On a busy day, a seemingly endless stream of cars, scooters and even bicycles cruise down the path, their passengers squealing.

If you’re looking for the premium vantage point for picture taking for this popular landmark while on foot, find a spot at the bottom looking up and snap away.

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