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 has every outdoor activity imaginable at it's doorstep. A huge lake, world class skiing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking keep residents and tourists alike busy year-round.
Reviewed by jostman
on September 17, 2012
another beautiful town in the northwest
Reviewed by saul1927
on September 17, 2012
Between the lake, mountains and people. It doesn't get much prettier than Sandpoint.
Reviewed by Seelbach
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is known as the Small Town with the Big Heart. Despite its small size and somewhat remote (yet beautiful) location, the community comes together for a wide variety of activities and causes .... supporting virtually every type of "art" to virtually every type of outdoor activity and every type of educational endeavor and every type of suffering and calamity in the region. Sandpoint is a "Walking Town" with the hope that face-to-face interaction on the streets and in the stores will help maintain a dialogue between all manner of resident and visitor. Its no accident that there is a thriving community spirit in Sandpoint.
Reviewed by jdhjdh
on September 17, 2012
You can do it all here. Jerry Kramer called it the best town ever to grow up in his book instant replay which I read as a kid and he is right. I never thought I would move here but here we are. Tis town has an incredible Ski hill as well as hiking, biking, music, great food and people.
Reviewed by psm
on September 17, 2012
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