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.

My husband and I were looking to buy a second home for our family in a location where we could ski a great mountain in the winter and play on a large clear lake in the summer. We also wanted a town with a variety of great restaraunts and a community of friendly people. Sandpoint had it all and then some. We love the feel of the town.It has a wonderful and very active arts scene, both visual and performing arts. It is a biking/pedestrian friendly town with great shops and public parks. It has a fun farmer's market and many festival weekends throughout the year. All of this set amongst breathtaking natural scenery. We are so happy we chose Sandpoint!
Reviewed by corriekahn
on September 17, 2012
Grew up near Sandpoint and loved it. Sandpoint is the Most Beautiful town.
Reviewed by blackdogbear
on September 17, 2012
Did you see the pictures?..Enough Said!!!
Reviewed by crotchityoldfart
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful huge lake, great ski mountain, good food nice downtown, what more could you want? Love it here!
Reviewed by vallovenstein
on September 17, 2012
There is plenty to do in Sandpoint. If arts and entertainment is your thing, you will enjoy great performances at the Panida Theater and concerts at Lost in the 50s and the Festival at Sandpoint. If you enjoy the outdoors, Sandpoint won't let you get bored. From downhill or Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing all winter to amazing hikes, boating, camping, and fly fishing all summer. Sandpoint has a large selection of restaurants and bars, especially for being such a small town. There is a local winery and three micro-breweries in town. There is never time for boredom while in Sandpoint.
Reviewed by presbajones
on September 17, 2012
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