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.

A very supporting community in a beautiful part of the country.
Reviewed by 24
on May 15, 2012
Awesome place to live. People are caring. They take care of each other. Amazing scenery, lots of things to do. Very diverse. Great shopping for out of the ordinary items.
Reviewed by vickierepp
on May 15, 2012
Reviewed by Holiday
on May 15, 2012
People in Sandpoint make everyone feel like they are a neighbor. When you pass someone on the street, they smile and say hello. People here are proud of their town and seem to enjoy giving directions, recommending shops and restaurants and just telling visitors about the area. It is remarkable that a town that has grown so much has retained its small town, neighborhood charm.
Reviewed by DSBA
on May 15, 2012
This is a very friendly town in an amazing, beautiful setting.
Reviewed by rondnova
on May 15, 2012
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