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.

I moved to Sandpoint a few years ago and immediately fell in love. The small town atmosphere, the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, the mountains are all part of the reason that I now call Sandpoint, Idaho home.
Reviewed by Daisylynn10
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint has a beautiful setting amid the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. It is located on a deep glacial carved lake. The city beach is well kept and free to anyone. The lake provides recreation for many. In the winter Schweitzer basin is a great ski hill. Where else can you live by a great lake with a ski hill just a few miles away?
Reviewed by ednaiverson
on September 17, 2012
I was born and raised in Sandpoint and although I've lived in a variety of other areas (currently in Santa Barbara) I can honestly say that Sandpoint is truly the most beautiful town around. Even while traveling to exotic places, I always have Sandpoint in the back of my mind and it will always be home...
Please help spread the word of this contest via e-mail, social networking, word of mouth, carrier pigeon, whatever it takes to help out our local merchants. Good luck Sandpoint!!!
Reviewed by trout41
on September 17, 2012
The word Beauty doesn't begin to describe this small town of 6000 plus people. We have it ALL HERE. You would really need to come for a visit to understand this incredible place called Sandpoint.
Reviewed by Ddezell
on September 17, 2012
We have been going to Sandpoint for summer vacations for over 20 years - there is nothing better than City Beach on a hot summer day.
Reviewed by tmcnaught
on September 17, 2012
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