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Things to do in Lombard Street

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“The most famous street in downtown San Francisco. Great place for photos and to walk up + down. If you have a car, definitely drive down for a fun experience!”
  • 136 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals and is a favorite location for weddings and wedding party photographs for couples throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and such an icon that a miniature replica of it was built in Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim.[3]”
  • 169 locals recommend
Landmark
“Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Landmark
“Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco”
  • 125 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Unbelievably great pizza. (Scott grew up in NY and swears this is about the best ever). It is in North Beach near the church where Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio. Pro tip- login to Yelp and get on the waitlist before you arrive.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Got to start lining up at 7:30 otherwise you will have to wait 90 minutes. Is it worth it? Depends on how hungry you get while waiting in line for 90 minutes. At that point you talk yourself into thinking its worth it otherwise you will feel like a fool.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Order the Pasion - a jabanero infused tequila based drink and if they have it, the pastrami taco.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Pizza fans and wine lovers visit A16 to enjoy the flavors of Italy’s soulful south. This pizzeria shares a name with the highway of the two seas which runs across Italy from Napoli to Bari. The inspiration comes from the region, especially Campania. Executive Chef Nicolette Manescalchi oversees the menu, which features fresh pasta, house-butchered and house-cured meats and authentic Pizza Napolitana. Complementing the rustic fare, Wine Director Shelley Lindgren selects wines that highlight the indigenous grapes from Campania and nearby regions.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Bustling, modern eatery offering Roman pizzas, antipasti, creative cocktails & communal tables.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“Just a nice park for sunny days. Lots of young people hanging out. Sometimes they have movies on at night!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Popular gastropub dishing out American comfort food & craft beer in rustic yet hip surroundings.”
  • 57 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A classic for brunch or dinner - and no need to wait! Park Tavern accepts reservations in advance and also does pretty well at accepting walk-ins as well. A little bit pricier, but worth it for the tasty food and lack of wait.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Book Store
“World famous as one of the institutions that helped to launch the 60s, which has inspired today's environmental and other social change movements.”
  • 66 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This upscale street is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. Fun to explore, have lunch, and make friends.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Cost effective and healthy burger place. Great vibe and friendly service. One block away!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Motel
““The Crookedest Street in the World”, a moniker stemming from the fact that, in 1922, city engineers crammed eight cobblestone switchbacks into a single steep block of Lombard. The goal was to provide relief from the hair-raising slope; the inadvertent result was a tourist site. Hairpin turns are only part of the attraction. Lombard's crazy-curve block is lined with handsome houses and adorned with copious hydrangeas. The high point, atop Russian Hill, offers stupendous views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and the city. Add to this the fact that the Hyde Street cable car deposits visitors at the top of the picturesque incline and the Crookedest Street could hardly have escaped notice.”
  • 31 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Unbelievably great pizza. (Scott grew up in NY and swears this is about the best ever). It is in North Beach near the church where Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio. Pro tip- login to Yelp and get on the waitlist before you arrive.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Got to start lining up at 7:30 otherwise you will have to wait 90 minutes. Is it worth it? Depends on how hungry you get while waiting in line for 90 minutes. At that point you talk yourself into thinking its worth it otherwise you will feel like a fool.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Order the Pasion - a jabanero infused tequila based drink and if they have it, the pastrami taco.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Pizza fans and wine lovers visit A16 to enjoy the flavors of Italy’s soulful south. This pizzeria shares a name with the highway of the two seas which runs across Italy from Napoli to Bari. The inspiration comes from the region, especially Campania. Executive Chef Nicolette Manescalchi oversees the menu, which features fresh pasta, house-butchered and house-cured meats and authentic Pizza Napolitana. Complementing the rustic fare, Wine Director Shelley Lindgren selects wines that highlight the indigenous grapes from Campania and nearby regions.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Bustling, modern eatery offering Roman pizzas, antipasti, creative cocktails & communal tables.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Popular gastropub dishing out American comfort food & craft beer in rustic yet hip surroundings.”
  • 57 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A classic for brunch or dinner - and no need to wait! Park Tavern accepts reservations in advance and also does pretty well at accepting walk-ins as well. A little bit pricier, but worth it for the tasty food and lack of wait.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Cost effective and healthy burger place. Great vibe and friendly service. One block away!”
  • 47 locals recommend

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