we are visiting san francisco in october this year, will be driving from yosemite and staying in corte madera. we plan to get into the city on the ferry. the couple we are travelling with have never been before (we have several times as we used to have friends who lived in marin county). he really wants to drive down the windey bit of lombard street and we can make our route from yosemite go through the city, over the oakland bridge and then the golden gate bridge, which for me is the only way to approach marin county. looking at the map, it seems as though you can take a right turn from van ness onto lombard street, then continue along to the top of telegraph hill. this is a google map though and they are often inaccurate. we thought we could incorporate a trip to the coit tower as i dont think we shall be up for the walk to the top. my concern about being in the city in the car is parking, is there likely to be anywhere to park up there at that time of year. we shall probably be arriving mid afternoon if our journey goes well. i need someone who knows the streets around that area to tell me which route to take. we will hopefully have a satnav but dont always trust them either. we have never been up to coit tower actually despite the number of times we have visited the area. personally i would rather not be in the city with a car and would happily walk down lombard street but as it is their first, and probably their only trip, it is something he really wants to do. advice and assistance needed.