When we headed to San Francisco, a top place on our list of things to do, has to be Lombard Street. Starting at Hyde Street, this zig zagging road can be driven and walked down.

Lombard Street in San Francisco

We hopped on a sightseeing bus at Union Square and took the bus route to Larkin Street. From here, we walked up the steep street to the top of Lombard Street. Many photographs later we found ourselves in a cute cafe a few blocks from the bottom of the famous street. Caffe Sapore offers fresh bakery items and very tasty bagels! This was a cafe for locals but everyone was very welcoming even if we did stick out as tourists!

Lombard Street in San Francisco

Lombard Street was one of my favourite things to do in San Francisco because of its uniqueness but also its amazing views of the city from the top of the street!

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Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Have you been to San Fran? What do you think of Lombard Street? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Juliette | Snorkels to Snow

    Never been to San Fran but hope to visit one day – this looks awesome! I don’t know much about Lombard Street – how long is the road?

  • Abigail

    If I were to go to San Francisco, a visit to Lombard Street would be in my itinerary too. That looks so fun and the cafe you mentioned sound delightful. Wish you included photos of the cafe too!

  • neha

    Have to agree with you that the scene from the top is beautiful. And I love the greenery on the side of the road as well, with those beautiful budding flowers. I will definitely visit here when I have a chance

  • The Travel Ninjas

    We love San Francisco and Lombard street. It’s a vibrant place with great views. That little yellow go car is too cute.

  • Gareth

    This certainly is an iconic street and a must-visit for anyone visiting San Francisco. Not only is the street very quaint, as you mentioned in your post, the views of the city are really spectacular and I hope one day that I can experience them first hand. Great post and even better pictures

  • Loudy

    Beautiful gallery thank you for sharing. Ive always wanted to visit San francisco

  • Leah

    I loved this street when I was in SF last year! We only got to spend a quick weekend in the city, but I’d love to spend more time there. I’d love to drive one of those Go cars!

  • Reply

    I’ve been to San Francisco twice but only when I was tiny, so I don’t remember a thing! I’ve seen so many pics of this street though and would love to head back sometime… maybe drive one of those little yellow cars down? Haha 🙂

  • Allison

    It’s funny – I grew up in the Bay Area yet I’ve never been to Lombard Street! I’m home for a while so I think I need to finally give this funny street a visit. Got to love that SF charm and architecture!

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    Made it to San Francisco last year and loved seeing this – its one of the must sees there and it was great! What did you think of San Francisco? We loved the bridge and Alcatraz even though initially I hadn’t wanted to visit!

    • Katie

      Yeah this was one of the first places we wanted to see in San Fran! Alcatraz was haunting and the audio tour was fantastic! I loved San Francisco and definitely want to visit again!

  • Eva

    This article makes me want to visit SF even more! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Amy

    We drove this a few years ago while on a roadtrip thru California and it was such a highlight! Such a touristy adventure, but so unique! And that little yellow car, love it!!

  • Mommy Scene - Katie

    Super cool! I’ve been to SF a few times and I haven’t seen this. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics!

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  • […] A steep road with 8 ‘hairpin’ turns that challenge drivers to slowly move down this winding road. Catch a cable car, taxi or sightseeing bus to the top and make your way down the side pathways. We wrote a full blog about this street and how to get to it >> here! […]

  • […] We really enjoyed our time visiting Alcatraz – send us a message if you have any questions about our visit! Heading to San Fran? We have a mini guide to help you plan your visit PLUS our top things to do, a guide to Fishermans Wharf and our day visiting the Zig Zag Lombard street.  […]

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