Lombard Street

Lombard Street

Get up close and personal with America’s most famous zigzag.

Anyone who’s ever driven up the impossibly steep hills of San Francisco can appreciate the consideration of early 1900s landowner Carl Henry, who envisioned the so-called “Crookedest Street in the World” to offset a treacherous 27-percent incline. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors walk or drive down the eight sharp hairpin turns of Lombard Street, attracted in part by the vibrant red-brick paving and flawless gardens. It’s a phenomenon best seen at its base—a great place for a time-lapse video—but the top of the hill offers a sweeping panorama of the bay.


  • For another spectacular climb, explore the Vallejo Street Steps Garden and the Florence Street Steps on adjacent Russian Hill.
  • Ghirardelli Square is just five blocks northwest of Lombard Street. It’s an easy trip on the Powell-Hyde cable car, which connects to all the Fisherman’s Wharf attractions.

If You Go

Lombard Street between John and Hyde streets
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

Public Transportation: 
Muni bus lines

Recommended time to spend: 
30 minutes

Where to stay

Radisson Hotel Oakland Airport

The Radisson Hotel Oakland Airport is less than two miles away from Oakland International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. The hotel also offers guests all-day dining at RBG Restaurant, an on-site Starbucks, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Carlos, CA

Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area and just eleven miles away from San Francisco International Airport, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Carlos, CA offers an ideal location for all San Francisco travelers. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, 24-hour business center, free Wi-Fi and fitness center.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sunnyvale, CA

Offering a perfect location for both leisure and business travelers in the Silicon Valley area, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Sunnyvale, CA offers short drives to all of the popular attractions in the area. The hotels amenities include free hot breakfast, free shuttles to nearby businesses, a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business center.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose International Airport, CA

Just two blocks from the city’s VTA light rail and close to multiple business expos and trade shows in the San Jose area, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose International Airport, CA is a pristine location for your travels. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, free, hot breakfast, and a free shuttle to the SJC Airport.

nearby attractions

Fisherman’s Wharf

This time-honored tourist destination is still a rite of passage for every newcomer.

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California Academy of Sciences

Visit a rainforest, aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

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AT&T Park

For a home run, combine Major League baseball and a major view of the bay.

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