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.

Have lived here for 5 years and each and every season is amazing. In a short time period we have found this to be our "home".
Reviewed by canadiangal298
on May 15, 2012
Sandpoint has incredibly friendly people. The high school kids open doors for you, and there is no shortage of people to ask for directions, help out when you have car trouble, etc.
Reviewed by johnnyskyy
on May 15, 2012
Sandpoint has so much to offer in Mountains, Lakes, streams, rivers & waterfalls. The air quality and clean water make it a refreshing vacation spot!
Reviewed by
on May 15, 2012
Sandpoint is truly the most friendliest town to live in or visit! Such a wonderful sense of community and caring about your neighbor. It is so amazing to walk down the street and be greeted with big smiles and hellos. I am thankful everyday that I live in Sandpoint!
Reviewed by Wuzoey
on May 15, 2012
Not only the most beautiful, but the friendliest small town in America.
Reviewed by Jdazzle71
on May 15, 2012
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