Lombard Street is so named for its multiple hairpin turns. The 40 degree inclination here poses a serious challenge to driving skills. The whole street is paved with bricks and lined on either side with foliage as well as multicolored flowers, offering diverse views all around the year. A peculiar crooked way can be photographed at the lower end of the street. The distant San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and the Alcatraz Island can be viewed from high up in the Lombard Street, making it an ideal spot to take a snapshot of perfect harmony of streetscape and ocean view. Heading all the way north along the Lombard Street will take one to Fisherman's Wharf, a place to savor gourmet food and splurge on shopping.
This beautiful street, known as "Jiuqu Flower Street", is famous for its winding and tens of thousands of tourists drive to it every year. It happens to be near the hotel in San Francisco, so it goes to Jiuqu Flower Street twice. This is the most winding street in San Francisco, and it is also famous for the large number of precious flowers planted on both sides of its road. The street was originally a direct road on the Russian mountains, but because of its steep and dangerous conditions, it was eventually converted into nine S-shaped routes and paved new roads with bricks, which made it one of the stars of the San Francisco Highway.
It may be a tourist trap, but it was fun as an 18-year-old on my first trip to the city to walk up the famous twisted, winding road. My poor mom had trouble with her knees, but I bounced up to the top eagerly, fascinated by the cars crawling down the street with cameras glued to their windshields.
The ironic Lombard Street is often featured in various San Francisco souvenirs and probably the one of the most recognized landmarks. If you haven't been here, you should come! It's a fun drive down; very steep so you can only go 5 mph.
Lombard street is one of a kind. It is surrounded by beautiful houses and great views of the steep streets of SF. You can find a lot of tourists gathering around the street during the weekend so I suggest checking it out during the week.
Do I want to drive it? No way! Walk up it? Nope! But getting dropped off by the cable car and walking down it is pretty nice. It is landscaped with lots of flowers and you will get some nice photos.
One of the most famous streets in the world. Definitely park your car at the top and get some photos before winding your way down the curves, and get some more pics from the bottom.
While it isn't actually the crookedest street in San Francisco, it certainly the most picturesque. As many times as I have gone down with visitors to the City, it never loses it appeal.
Unique street that looks more decorative than practical. The houses on either side have just as much personality. Walk down, not up, if you can help it!
This is a really cool street! Never driven down it, but walked by it a few times. Usually crowded with tourists, but still a must see!
Don't miss the walk up this beautiful street of you are blessed to be able to spend time in San Fransisco.