Lombard Street

lombard street san franciscoWhen looking at the San Francisco skyline it’s hard to miss some of the world famous landmarks – The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Trans America Building among others. Sometimes however the most intriguing things about San Francisco are those that need a little bit of searching beyond the skyline. One of those landmarks is the famous and crooked Lombard Street. Lombard Street stretches from The Presidio to The Embarcadero. It is widely considered to be the “most crooked street in the world” . For twelve blocks or so it makes incredibly crooked hairpin turns between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue. It is considered to be part of US Route 101 and ends at The Embarcadero. The Street itself is a must see in San Francisco because it embodies the city’s wacky-uniqueness in every single turn. The street itself was built in 1922 and was originally suggested by property owner Carl Henry. The hill’s 27% grade was far to steep for normal vehicles and the original crooked design was intended to mitigate the crookedness. The street is adorned with beautiful houses as well as greenery and trees. The street itself got its name from a street of the same name in Philadelphia. While there are other streets in the United States in the world that have nearly the same amount of strikingly crooked turns, this street is world famous for the distance in which they happen and the sheer grade that the turns happen on. While the street itself is treacherous in some ways it is also a San Francisco landmark that is worth a drive, a picture and a visit. On your next San Francisco adventure, Apex Luxury Transportation can show you Lombard Street and so much more.

lombard street san franciscoApex Luxury Transportation is the Bay Area and Northern California’s premier luxury transportation service provider. We specialize in limousine and luxury vehicle transportation to and from nearly anywhere in the region. We have a team of professional drivers and luxury vehicles ready to go for your next San Francisco adventure. For those looking to visit and explore Lombard Street and so much more Apex Luxury Transportation is just a simple phone call away. Our staff are available to help you customize your journey, plan pick up and drop off locations and answer any questions you might have about your time with Apex. We believe that a perfect day in San Francisco is only made that much better when you get there in luxury. At Apex we pride ourselves in our fleet of luxury vehicles. No matter how big or small your party there is a vehicle for you. We have luxury stretch limousines, small limousines, sedans and SUVs available for you. Each vehicle is equipped with state of the art and beautiful leather seating, surround sound systems and a bar stock full of drinks for you and your party. Each vehicle is driven by a well qualified driver with years of experience driving luxury vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Each driver undergoes rigorous safety and background checks to ensure your safety. Our drivers are knowledgable of the area and get you where you want to be on time every time. We believe that what you want and your safety are our number one concern. What that means is that we pay attention to the details, ensure that our vehicles meet the highest standards of safety and are flexible to making sure the trip with Apex that you take is exactly how you want it. From start to finish we will cater to your specific wants and desires – an extra stop is no problem when riding with Apex. Just let your driver know exactly what you want and we will provide within reason. Give us a call today – your San Francisco adventure is just a phone call away. What are you waiting for?