San Francisco is known for its steep, winding streets, and Lombard Street is the most famous. While not actually the steepest or the most crooked street in San Francisco, it nevertheless earned the nickname of the “crookedest” street in the world. No matter how you rank it, the street’s steep twists and turns are impressive.
Lombard Street has various noteworthy features.
The street is full of switchbacks, which are turns that zigzag back and forth. Switchbacks help solve the steep grade, which is too difficult to navigate in a straight up-and-down manner. During the 1920’s, a property owner suggested switchbacks as a scenic structure to enhance the aesthetic appearance and also provide greater safety for pedestrians.
Take a Scenic Drive down Lombard Street
Rent a minibus and drive down the incline. The speed limit is very slow, and you can see landmark homes along the way. Snap some photos on your way down. The Real World House is one famous home where the cast stayed when filming Real World San Francisco. The address is 949 Lombard Street. Another famous house is the Montanan House, located at 1000 Lombard Street. The 1960’s socialite Pat Montanan lived in this home, but after a death occurred, she began thinking the home was haunted and eventually moved. Yet, another notoriously spooky building of movie fame is Scottie’s Apartment from the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo. The building is located at 900 Lombard Street.
When visiting this area, you’re also conveniently close to other San Francisco attractions, such as North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and the San Francisco Art Institute.
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