Sandpoint, Idaho


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

210 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
43 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Best For Food"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


Sandpoint, ID has an overwhelming view from the Long Bridge into town with Schweitzer Mountains creating the backdrop and Lake Pend Oreille perfectly supplementing the setting. A 43-mile long, glaciated body of water, Pend Oreille, is the fifth deepest lake in the U.S. with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint’s high ranking as a premier tourist destination. Visitors can take a ski lift up 6,800 feet for the majestic view or try a boat cruise down below.

The area offers plenty of outdoor activities from skiing and boating to biking or hiking. Attractions include the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, Silverwood Theme Park, Boulder Beach Waterpark, and Farrugat State Park. Visitors can also enjoy the Bonner County Museum or the Panida Theater.

For avid golfers, Sandpoint is an ideal destination. Sandpoint and the surrounding area boast numerous courses and a wide range of course options. Nearby hotels offer affordable “stay and play” packages.

Beautiful and Breathtaking!
Reviewed by julieomeara
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint, Idaho is a true gem of a town. Sandpoint offers a fabulous variety of outdoor sports, including Schweitzer mountain skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Lake Pend Oreille is not only the fifth deepest lake in the USA, it is truly one of the most incredible locations to take in any type of lake sport, be it fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking or just watching the sunset over this spectacular body of water. Don't forget to visit the historical Panida Theater or the Farmer's Market downtown. Sandpoint NEVER disappoints... While I wasn't born or raised in here, Sandpoint is truly the most beautiful place I've ever called home!!
Reviewed by Stacy
on September 17, 2012
After traveling the west, when I crossed the Long Bridge I knew I wanted to move to Sandpoint.The mountains are breathtaking, the lake is majestic and the town is large enough to make a life for yourself, yet small enough that each resident has an opportunity to contribute. There are so many annual events for art, fun and recreation, but what impresses me the most is how this community never fails to pull together for someone in need. It could definitely compete for Most Beautiful or Most Fun, but I think Friendliest best describes Sandpoint.
Reviewed by barbneuf
on September 17, 2012
Coming into Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille on the Long Bridge is absolutely breathtaking. You can see the approaching town nestled at the base of the mountains. This town has so much to offer the eye. Whether you are at the lake, shopping in downtown, or enjoying the mountains beauty is everywhere. We have lived here 5 years now and I have to pinch myself every so often that I get to live in such a majestic area.
Reviewed by neacret
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is nestled between beautiful mountains, with Schweitzer Ski area and Lake Pend Orielle. I love the friendly people where everyone is willing to help and support you.
Reviewed by kayla07
on September 17, 2012
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