Almost as much fun as driving on Lombard is walking down it (or up), watching all the goings-on. During spring and summer, you can capture photos like the one above with all the pink flowers in bloom.
Pros and ConsOnce you've been there, you'll have bragging rights to having seen the crookedest street - and probably photos to prove it.
Know your family's patience factor. Lombard Street is very popular, which on a busy day translates to a long wait before your turn to drive down. It takes less than a minute, which might seem like a little time for all the hoopla, but we've known people to wait hours for roller coaster rides that last only a few seconds.
If you're taking our advice and skipping the rental car, you'll have to hire a taxi if you want to drive down the street, an expensive strategy you might regret on a busy day, when it's sitting at the top waiting to go down, with the meter racking up the charges.
More about Lombard StreetLombard has the reputation, but it's not the only crooked street in San Francisco. check out the Visitor Guide to get more tips for visiting it - and we'll also tell you where the real "crookedest" street is.
See where it is on a map. It's the turquoise-colored marker.