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.

The most beautiful place on gods green earth. Friendliest people. Great year round activities.
Reviewed by jamiegranger
on September 17, 2012
There is no place like Sandpoint, Idaho. Crossing the "Long Bridge" as you come into town, the best of God's handiwork opens up to you. Wow! Sandpoint has it all ... Great people, fun food and fashion, big city events in a small venue, and the most incredible vistas---any time of the year!
Reviewed by Akulinsky
on September 17, 2012
I lived there for 11 years 20 years ago. I live in Maui, Hi now. Sandpoint is STILL the best town anywhere. Hands down. The most beautiful. The BEST people.
Reviewed by susankean
on September 17, 2012
Anyone who has ever doubted there is a God, needs to visit Sandpoint, Idaho. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Nature is in abundance. The wildlife walk--elk, moose, turkeys, deer walk through the valleys, mountains and sometimes stroll through town. This is the town where eagles soar, so does your next door neighbor. In Sandpoint, allow an extra 20 minutes at the grocery store to visit with someone you know. The postman recognize an enveloped that is addressed incorrectly and deliver it to the correct business or home. Sandpoint has a high percentage of nature lovers, innovator, aviators, retired law enforcement and artists. God blessed America when he created this town. ...... Pam B.
Reviewed by pamelaone
on September 17, 2012
Created by the same Divinity as Kauai,HI and Friday Harbor,Wa. Sandpoint offers more than both combined. Fresh water lake Pend O'Reille,private powder at Schweitzer and four seasons of spectacular color and weather. It doesn't get any better than Sandpoint! Fishing is best at dusk...
Reviewed by PKamp
on September 17, 2012
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