On our first experience, at night, we were greeted with an entire city of lights shining brightly in the near distance, along with the golden gate bridge lit up. It was unfortunately very hard to photograph, as I was unsure how to adjust my camera settings appropriately. I would highly suggest this, although the windy road can be really tricky, which we experienced first hand. It was rather scary to drive in and up through the hills, considering the very few street lights, secretly praying in my head that we wouldn’t make a wrong turn and fall off the cliff. Bring a sweatshirt. It’s absolutely freezing up there in the winter.
Thankfully it was not a foggy day so we had a very good view of the city. I could not believe how different the same exact spot looked during the day- the views were captivating. There was not much to do up there besides act silly and take some pictures, although it does seem like a nice spot to take your significant other.
3) If you’ve ever been to San Francisco, you have definitely driven down Lombard Street, or at least heard of it. Being the crookedest (most winding) street in the world, it is a tourists dream. Despite the super slow speed limit of 5mph, the views of the bay and Coit Tower are great, with the gorgeous expensive homes on both sides of you. After we drove down, we were luckily able to find parking rather easily, and took some photos staring up at the kinky road ahead of us from down below.
It’s a squiggle on a map.
It’s a totally kooky, unique, and quirky street.” – Emily T.
It most definitely symbolizes all that San Francisco is.
We actually ended up here twice, since the original photos were somehow lost/deleted from our memory card. And if you don’t know me by now, you now know just how precious these are to me. So we had to drive down the crookedest street in the world twice, big deal- things could be worse (like losing ALL of our photos!)
*We came home to a $450 red light ticket issued by the State of California, so I’m not too sure I would technically call us lucky. Things got really confusing since we weren’t the owners of the car, and had to get the ticket somehow transferred over to our names. Still not entirely sure of how it all panned out, heres to hoping that California still welcomes us with open arms…