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 and it's environs are so beautiful, it's hard to find the appropriate words to express this. It's a four-season town, but still west of the Continental Divide, so it is not quite as cold as other western mountain areas. All the pictures you see on the site are a true depiction of the beauty available to see - and everywhere you look in the the region, you will see duplication of these views!
Reviewed by KKH
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint, Idaho, while beautiful, is also full of friendly, helpful people...from shopkeepers to residents.
Reviewed by Anna
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is just surrounded by natural beauty no matter which direction you look, No matter where you live in town you can see Schweitzer mountain, it really is breathtaking.
Reviewed by TheStew913
on September 17, 2012
Gorgeous in and around Sandpoint! It is hard to say whether it should be Most Beautiful or Friendlest! But because it is so beautiful and has year round recreation, in addition to local activities such as Lost in the 50s and the best 4th of July parade ever!
Reviewed by LEH
on September 17, 2012
Pristine lake, stunning tree-covered mountains, happy people, nuff said.
Reviewed by TimMartin
on September 17, 2012
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