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 my hometown and i love it there!! I now live in Nevada and wish everyday that i still lived in Sandpoint! Its a one of a kind town with so much to do,you never get bored! Its absolutley beautiful and friendly! Everyone should see this sweet little town at least once in their will fall in love with it too!
Reviewed by glennsgirl
on September 17, 2012
Not a day passes that I don't stop to notice that I live in an amazingly beautiful place!
Reviewed by patty
on September 17, 2012
When you drive across the Long Bridge entering Sandpoint, with breathtaking views of mountains on all sides & the gorgeous lake Pend Oreille welcoming, it just feels like home. We are a small/mid sized town that has the best of everything. Within 30 minutes in any direction you can boat/kayak, swim in the lake, hike, or during the winter ski. It's perfect. I lived in many beautiful areas but this is the best!
Reviewed by Agate
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint rests on the largest lake in Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille. Nearby is the inland northwest's best ski area, Schweitzer. I have lived here over 30 years and still have not visited all the beautiful spots on my "to go to" list. My website: is a testimonial to the beauty of Sandpoint and the surrounding area.
Reviewed by rhoda2u
on September 17, 2012
I have lived in Sandpoint for two years now, and can't imagine living anywhere else. In the winter you have great skiing and in the summer you have one of the most pristine lakes in the country.
Reviewed by b_leedle
on September 17, 2012
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