GALLERY: AmericaJR Visits Lombard Street – ‘The Crookedest Street in the World’ in San Francisco

Lombard Street - The Crookedest Street in the World (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

The AmericaJR Web Team recently visited Lombard Street during their recent trip to San Francisco, California. The famous one-block section, claimed to be “the crookedest street in the world”, is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction, receiving around two million visitors per year and up to 17,000 per day on busy summer weekends, as of 2015. The crooked block is about 600 feet long (412.5 feet straightline), is one-way (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The sign at the top recommends 5 mph. Chase scenes in many films have been filmed on the street, including Good Neighbor Sam, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, What’s Up, Doc?, Magnum Force, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Visit Lombard Street “The Crookedest Street in the World” at US 101 between Richardson Ave./Broderick St. and Van Ness Avenue.