Everything you needed to know about Lombard Street, “The Crookedest Street in the World," one of San Francisco's most famous sights.
Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. Every year, millions of visitors walk or drive down its eight sharp hairpin turns. Surrounded by Russian Hill mansions and perfectly manicured landscaping and flowers, it is also one of the city’s most scenic streets. Take a spectacular photo at the bottom looking up or enjoy the breathtaking view from the top looking out onto the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower.
It wasn't until the 1960s, 30 years after the hairpin turns were added that it started showing up on postcards.