San Francisco’s Lombard Street – A Bid for America’s “Crookedest” Street
Located just a few blocks from the popular Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street is comprised of eight switchbacks carefully easing traffic down its 40 degree slope. The curving street is beautifully landscaped with brightly colored flower beds that soften the sharp turns as the road cuts through a colorful row of Victorian style houses. The best views of the Candy Land-like scene are from the foot of the road looking up at the cars slowly sliding through the picturesque backdrop. Although during busy times, it may not be worth the wait to drive your car down the road, it is a not to be missed photo opportunity.
Between Hyde & Leavenworth