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, Idaho has got to be one of the prettiest little towns in the US. We visit almost every year on vacation from our tow company in Mesa AZ and we absolutely love it.
Reviewed by DougJackson
on November 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Migugymn
on October 15, 2017
Cross the "Long Bridge" and you know you've arrived at the perfect town. You've just crossed one of the most beautiful lakes in the country and you look up and see one of the most spectacular ski areas in the world. The town is quaint, friendly and has great restaurants. Not only is this an amazing resort town, but we also have a strong economy due to some major employers. Most are very surprised to learn this little town is the headquarters for; Coldwater Creek, Lighthouse Dressings, Quest Aircraft, Encoder and numerous other major companies. We aren't just a pretty place to visit, but a great place to raise a family.
Reviewed by Skichic
on September 3, 2013
Sandpoint is a beautiful town surrounded by beautiful nature which is unspoiled by over development. All four seasons are equally beautiful and provide outdoor activities for all, including winter sports at Schweitzer Mountain Resort plus many miles of cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The shoulder seasons and summer provide many rivers and lakes for rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping. There are many arts throughout the year including the famous Sandpoint Music Festival on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Driving across the Long Bridge into town from the south will feast your eyes on the magnificent lake and the ski mountain above town.
Reviewed by gecarlson
on August 26, 2013
Lake Pend O Reille is fabulous to cruise on to all the unique small gourmet restaurants and th Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort is viewable from the city. Wow what a treasure
Reviewed by Drw
on August 26, 2013
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