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.

Sandpoint is absolutely stunning no matter where you turn!
Reviewed by victoriaz
on September 17, 2012
Located on a gorgeous crystal clear, deep water lake, surrounded by mountains and forests this just might be the most beautiful place on the North American Continent.
Reviewed by Tony
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is a magnificent little community and offers many forms of recreation from its beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, to its lovely ski area, Schweitzer Mountain. Add to that our pristine rivers and streams and surrounding mountains. We have it all - snow skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, plus snowmobiling in the winter to all the water sports of summer such as swimming, boating, water-skiing, and water crafting. With so many mountains surrounding our lovely valley town, one can hike, camp, mountain climb, 4-wheel and jeep excursions, you name it. But keep this "gem" a secret! :)
Reviewed by gracebrixen
on September 17, 2012
This is an awesome town....skiing in the winter....the most beautiful lake in the summer....quaint!
Reviewed by leadan
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is set in a gorgeous natural setting. Town itself does not have very interesting architecture, and the people are only sometimes friendly to folks from out of town. But the lake is great. Skiing at Schweitzer is amazing. Worth a visit.
Reviewed by 7968johnson
on September 17, 2012
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