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 far more than a beautiful place to live or visit, it is a destination for the individual looking for adventures, the couple wanting a romantic get away and the family looking for quality time where the clutter of everyday life does not get in the way. There is still a place where people wave to you when they do not know you. Even more so, there is still a place where you do not need to know someone to say 'hi' and exchange a pleasant conversation with someone walking down the street. Friendly is the reason people find our beauty so breathtaking. We are the package. Vote Sandpoint as 'Most Friendliest!' and help raise awareness of this small town with more characters than the USA tv channel.
Reviewed by deib0012
on May 16, 2012
BEWARE unfriendly people if you come to Sandpoint, random people will talk to you in a cheerful, happy voice! Prepare for potential unexpected acts of kindness! Its a wonderful place.
Reviewed by MandyEvans
on May 16, 2012
I have lived here since 1994, and from the very first moment in town, people have been warm and welcoming. I still get together regularly with some of the friends I made in that first week I lived here!
Reviewed by gerslew
on May 16, 2012
Simply breathtaking in every way, Sandpoint's beauty is surpassed only by the friendliness of the locals.
Reviewed by dkulis0701
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful and Friendly? I think so
Reviewed by mack.deibel
on May 15, 2012
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