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Walking up Lombard Street in San Francisco

Colm gives you the lowdown on San Francisco while walking up Lombard Street

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What's in our video about San Franciscoprint

As Hostelworld's Colm Hanratty walks up Lombard Street in San Francisco, he gives you some facts on the famous city:
  • If you're looking for a good lookout of the city, go to Coit Tower
  • It's got a population of 790,000 people, not very big by American standards
  • It covers an area of around 47 square miles
  • There are various types of public transport - bus, underground known as the BART, an overground rail system, and the best-known of all, the cable cars, A single journey costs $5, but you can get an all day pass for $11
  • It's two most famous attractions are Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. To get to the Golden Gate Bridge take bus #30 from Stockton Street, and to go to Alcatraz, book your tickets a couple of days before going to avoid disappointment
  • San Francisco is also well-known for its neighbourhoods - the hippy Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown which is the largest one in USA, and the Castro, one of the world's best-known gay neighbourhoods
  • It's most famous street is Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world
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