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If Lombard Street isn’t enough of an indicator, keep in mind that San Francisco is a notoriously congested city when it comes to traffic. If you’re attempting to coordinate multiple people for a tour of San Francisco’s sights, Lombard Street included, chartering a bus is a great way to get around with groups both big and small. Enjoy the ease of parking nearby and taking your time exploring the street’s twists and turns.
Russian Hill San Francisco, CA 94109, United States GPS: 37°48'07.0"N, 122°25'08.0"W
This famously steep street in San Francisco, with its eight hairpin turns, is claimed to be “the crookedest street in the world”. It’s a famous attraction in the city, seeing upwards of as many as 17,000 visitors per day in the peak summer season. Built in 1922, its notorious design was made to reduce the hill’s original steep quality of a natural 27% grade; way too steep for most vehicles. Despite that discouraging quality, Lombard Street has been host to many car chase scenes in film, like Bullitt starring Steve McQueen and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, in addition to being featured more sombrely in popular television shows, like Full House. Lombard Street stretches from The Presidio in the east—a former U.S. military fort and part of the sprawling San Francisco Recreational Area—and The Embarcadero in the west, a reclaimed three mile-long stretch of seawall. Standing on its and looking down to the east provides a beautiful view of Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower.
Are you traveling here from a nearby city? Learn more about charter bus rental in these areas, and how you can set up group transportation straight from these cities.