The dramatic curves of Lombard Street help make this area one of San Francisco's most photographed sites. Within the beautifully landscaped, one-block descent from Hyde Street to Leavenworth Street are eight switchbacks, which have given Lombard the title of "crookedest street in the world." At the intersection of Hyde and Lombard, a cable car route provides spectacular views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, Coit Tower, Yerba Buena Island and the Bay Bridge. If you're on foot, you can safely watch cars negotiating the crazy switchbacks without actually having to do it yourself. Whatever mode of transport you're using, it's definitely worth a visit.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sightseeing: "If you want to drive this busy street, be prepared to wait in line."
Best for Sightseeing Because: Lombard Street is a part of San Francisco history that shouldn't be missed.