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Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

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#8. Lombard Street
Things to Do in San Francisco: Top Sights and Attractions

Lombard Street, San Francisco

©2006 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

Although billed as the "Crookedest" Street, Lombard actually isn't, nor is it the steepest, but it's surely the best-known. It's only a block long, with eight sharp turns, the roadway flanked by colorful flowers.

Lombard Street

Most visitors drive down Lombard Street - it's one-way and you can't drive up. Others walk to the bottom, watch for a minute, take photos and leave. You can also get off the cable car at the top and walk down.

Pros and Cons

Lombard is a San Francisco oddity and lots of people enjoy seeing it, gathering bragging rights they can exercise with the folks back home. The wait to drive one curving block can be long - and the drive is finished in less than a minute.

More About Lombard Street

If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Lombard Street. It will tell you where it is and how to get there.

See where it is on a map. It's the turquoise-colored marker.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how others rate Lombard Street - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different, our readers are a fussy bunch and they get even pickier in San Francisco, with the best-rated attractions in the San Francisco area getting 55% to 60% Awesome votes.

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