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Lombard Street — The Most Famous Crookedest Street
in the World
Google Map of Lombard Street
Lombard Street is the most famous "Crookedest
in the World." It's a sight to behold, especially
in the summer when the flowers are in full bloom. Not only is the road
crooked, it's also very
40-degree slope, to be exact.
The unique zigzag street is lined with houses and beautifully manicured
gardens — it's no surprise that Lombard Street is one of San
Francisco's most visited attractions.
Best Vantage Point for Pictures
The crooked street is located on Lombard at Hyde, a few blocks uphill
from Ghirardelli Square.
vantage point for pictures of Lombard Street is at the bottom...
looking up — best views of the city and bay are from the top...
Fact or Fiction?
According to a recent episode of "Fact or Fiction" on the Travel
Channel, it was proven that Vermont Street (a section between 20th and
22nd) at the top of McKinley Square, in the Potrero Hill distict of San Francisco,
is actually more "crooked" than Lombard Street.
Drive down both of them... then you decide
which one deserves the title as the "crookedest street in
Let us know what you think. Here's a comment from
one of our readers: "Lombard may be the most famous crookedest street,
but Vermont takes the cake at the top of McKinley Square!"
Map of Vermont Street
"Must-See" for Visitors
When we are entertaining visitors from out-of-town especially
during their first visit to San Francisco we like driving them
down Lombard Street. Whether you're a kid or an adult, it's always a
You can also walk down Lombard Street or
UP the zigzag hill, if you're feeling energetic and want the exercise!
Stunning Views from the Top of Lombard Street
The views from the top of Lombard Street are stunning
too — Coit Tower (pictured above)
Island (photo below) stand out so don't forget your camera.
Even the Cable Cars stop at the top of Lombard
Street (on Hyde) to let people off to take photos.
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