Sandpoint, Idaho

Votes



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.

The mountains, the lake, the shopping and the wonderful people....really no need to go anywhere else with all the conveniences right here!
Reviewed by lizzyred10
on September 17, 2012
I had difficulty picking a category. For fun, the combination of all-season sports and a thriving arts and theatre community place Sandpoint on the top of the list for anyone breathing. Speaking of breathing - pure mountain air scented with pines and lake water. Divine. And it's also a contender for "friendliest". Everyone waves at anyone who drives by, no one ever honks their horn, the workforce is a delight to work with. And their food? This town is a walking restaurant. It's gorgeous, nestled next to Lake Pend Oreille and the mountains. Great for raising a family or retiring, and a highly contested settling place for all the ages inbetween. I started a theatre production group here, and I'm happier than I've ever been in my life. Sandpoint Onstage honors the ridiculously gifted and prolific artistic community here. Playwrights, actors, artists - it's fabulous.
Reviewed by teresapesce
on September 17, 2012
Sandpoint is a beautiful town nestled in the Selkirk Mountains along the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. Stunningly beautiful year-round and a must visit place.
Reviewed by tjhaydenlake
on September 17, 2012
Its the Best and its a great place to live!
Reviewed by chevrolet5555
on September 17, 2012
From the Mountains to the Lake there is nothing that isn't beautiful about Sandpoint, ID
Reviewed by love2rideww
on September 17, 2012
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Population

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