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 have lived all over the world and this town has it all. Most beautiful, friendliest and best food.
Reviewed by davidluers
on September 17, 2012
it is really pretty. I love it there.
Reviewed by dolphinsfairy
on September 17, 2012
Very down-to-earth and friendly. Mountains, lakes and rivers abound. Very tranquil!
Reviewed by ddurflin
on September 17, 2012
You have views from mountain to water and three states and Canada from the Schweitzer ski area summer and winter,
Reviewed by scoop
on September 17, 2012
I can't decide which of the 5 categories best represents Sandpoint. All of North Idaho is beautiful. Sandpoint has a magnificent lake, incredible mountain vistas and gorgeous wooded areas. It has skiing, boating, biking, hiking and a wealth of other fun. There are a number of excellent restaurants, but the best part is the people, who are warm and caring, making the rest of it all the more enjoyable.
Reviewed by WSchmidt
on September 17, 2012
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