Sandpoint, Idaho

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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"

Description

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 has one of the largest lakes in the Western United States, surrounded by the towering Cabinet and Selkirk mountains. Sandpoint has the highly rated, yet best kept secret, ski resort Schweitzer Mountain Resort. The Boardwalk along Sand Creek rivals that of any town in America. The nearly 2 mile long bridge appropriated called "The Long Bridge" provides a view of the Lake Pend Oreille and Pend Oreille River. The quaint downtown is reminiscent of days of old. Sandpiont is called a walking town where drivers give way to pedestrians and cyclists. A baseball field and Football/Soccer field called Memorial Field overlooks the water. What more could you ask for?
Reviewed by Nishimoto
on August 26, 2013
Sandpoint is my favorite place to be during the summer as my father owns a cabin on the river. We love to sit out on the deck just taking in the beautiful scenery while watching the wildlife play their daily games.
Reviewed by MeaganJo
on August 26, 2013
Sandpoint is indeed a beautiful place to be. The surroundings are some of the best mother nature has to offer and it brings peace to your soul. Even better than the natural beauty are the beautiful people. In this town the motto is "if you fall down, someone will always be there to pick you up". With over 150 non-profits in a town of 7,300 - everyone volunteers for everything. The beauty is in everything here. Drive across the 'long bridge' coming into town and you will understand.
Reviewed by Katethemick
on August 26, 2013
Sandpoint is a place that is beautiful in all seasons with the snow on the ski hill in the winter and the sun on the lake in the summer.
Reviewed by Cocolalla
on August 26, 2013
Moved up here from (SHHH!) Southern California 6 years ago.....it's gorgeous, the people are warm and friendly and you can't ask for a better small town atmosphere with awesome restaurants! Will never leave!
Reviewed by mmmartino
on August 20, 2013
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