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Lombard Street, San Francisco

Lombard Street - San Francisco, California
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Lombard Street
Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109Map
At Presidio Boulevard
+1 415 391 2000 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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For those seeking out San Francisco's OMG hills, Lombard Street is the mother lode. Situated between Hyde and Leavenworth streets sits the famous and whimsical red-brick slope with eight switchback turns. The one-way street (from Hyde down), generously sprinkled with flowers and manicured greenery, wends through the well-to-do Russian Hill neighborhood, past gorgeous Victorian homes. Built in 1922, it was designed to allow cars to navigate the steep grade. Prepare for bumper-to-bumper traffic when driving down the hill (go slowly), or avoid the wait and walk down, or up, the staircases that flank the block. (Take the Hyde Street Cable Car and get off at the crest.) The best place to take pictures is from the bottom of the hill. This "crookedest" street is quintessential SF at its best.

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By bescoverer | Posted 07/10/12
  Lombard Street is the funniest to drive down, even though you have to drive about 10 mph because t is the curviest road in the world. The houses surrounding Lombard street are beautiful and the flower landscape down the street make it that much better. If you are looking for a place to lodge while in San Francisco I suggest checking out http://bescover.com/California. They have the best bed and breakfasts nationwide and it is a great way to meet the locals....   Read More
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