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Lombard Street
Lombard Street

Lombard Street

1000 block of Lombard Street, between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, San Francisco, 94109

The Basics

Some San Francisco tours include a Lombard Street stop or drive-by, but most tour vehicles are prohibited. Opt for a more niche experience like an urban hiking tour or a Segway tour if you want to visit Lombard Street with a guide. From the top of the street, look toward North Beach for a view of Coit Tower and San Francisco Bay.

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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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$54.00 per adult
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Really enjoyed seeing and hearing about...
Really enjoyed seeing and hearing about hidden treasures of the city on this tour. The guide Greer was well informed, knowledgable, passionate and helpful I wouldn't consider myself to be fit, I found some of the steep hills difficult but I enjoyed the tour all the same; no pain, no gain.
Melanie A, Sep 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Loved!
Christine_B, Sep 2021
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
Seeing everything from a go car rather than being in a bus or personal vehicle was so much fun. I loved that the historical facts were prompted by your gps location. Driving down Lombard Street was an awesome experience. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge From the base of the bridge was fantastic.
star-5
Must do!!
Nicole_M, Sep 2021
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
We had a blast! So glad we did this!! Great way to tour the city! Loved the automated voice touring us as we drove the streets of San Francisco!! So fun!
star-5
Four of us headed out...
Stephannie_Q, Sep 2021
1-Hour Golden Gate and Lombard GoRide Scooter Tour
Four of us headed out into the streets of SF headed for the GG bridge. We had a blast! Our biggest surprise was how courteous the drivers of SF were to us. Not once did I feel unsafe bc of a reckless or discourteous driver around us. We must have taken a wrong turn because we ended up on Lombard Street. We were not prepared for that but laughed the whole way down and survived! The crew was helpful with preparing us for our journey. They were patient, friendly and gave us some time to practice in their parking lot. Rental tip: show up a bit early to do the online waivers and make sure you scan the correct code as they are different for the cars and the scooters.
star-5
Fun
Karrie_B, Sep 2021
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
We went for a 50th birthday. We had a great time and would do it again. We felt safe in the little vehicles. The GPS system worked great. Bring a light jacket.
star-5
Fantastic Morning in San Francisco
Diane_H, Nov 2020
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
We had a fantastic morning in San Francisco going out on the Go-Karts. We lived the fact that they have GPS and its a guided tour.
star-4
Super fun and so beautiful!
Nicole_D, Jul 2020
2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour
We loved this tour! We saw so many wonderful things we hadn’t seen before in SF! It was great fun to tour with our kids (in their 20’s). They had a great time!! We all did!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lombard Street is a must-see for first-time visitors and families.

  • This is a residential area, so be respectful of the private homes on both sides of the street.

  • Wear shoes appropriate for walking down a steep grade.

  • Hyde and Leavenworth streets at either end of Lombard’s switchbacks are busy San Francisco roads; blocking traffic while trying to take pictures is not recommended.

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How to Get There

For the most quintessentially San Francisco experience, take the Powell–Hyde cable car line, which runs north from Union Square, to the top of Lombard Street. Alternatively, Muni bus 45 stops at Leavenworth and Union streets, a few blocks away. If you want to drive down the one-way street in your own car, you must go west to east from Hyde to Leavenworth; take the switchbacks slowly.

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When to Get There

Lombard is a public street and has no opening or closing hours. If you want to avoid catching too many other visitors in your photos, go as early in the day as you can. On busy summer days and weekends, the line of cars waiting to drive down can stretch for blocks, so try to be flexible if you’re visiting during this time.

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Fisherman’s Wharf

The crooked portion of Lombard Street is about eight blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, so it’s easy to explore both in the same day. If you visit Lombard Street first, it’s a downhill walk to the wharf. Enjoy views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island along the way.

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