Located in Nob Hill/Russian Hill, Lombard Street has been nicknamed “the most crooked street in the world”. While it actually is not the crookedest street, it does have a series of eight hairpin turns on a block between Hyde and Leavenworth. It’s actually one of the most attractive streets in San Francisco.
We have now added a new special Lombard Street walking tour route. Since buses or shuttles are not allowed even near Lombard Street, no other tour company dares to get close. However, on our comprehensive 5 hour tour, you will get to walk down the side of the street and take pictures from the very foot of it.
The famous hilly and winding street was created in the 1920’s to accommodate the steep incline. The street is paved with bricks and is one of the busiest streets in San Francisco. From the bottom of the street at Leavenworth, you can see cars slowly creeping their way down, while brave souls trek their way up by foot. Some of the most expensive real estate in the city exists on this street. To get there, take the Hyde Street Cable Car. From Hyde Street you can look down on Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz and many other breathtaking sights.
Lombard Street is an actual stop on our San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tour! You will have an opportunity to get out and take pictures of cars coming down this famous street. This is our only weather-permitting stop, sometimes due to rain we might have to drive by or skip it and go to the Cable Car Barn Museum instead.