Named the nation's "Most Beautiful Small Town" by Rand McNally and USA Today, charming Sandpoint, Idaho beckons. A friendly community where strangers still greet each other with a smile, Sandpoint is perched on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and nestled at the base of Schweitzer Mountain. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, and upon the shores of Idaho's largest lake, outdoor recreation and natural beauty abound. The town itself is a quaint walking town with a thriving arts community, unique shops, and fine dining. The area is truly a haven for the arts and outdoor recreation.
Sandpoint, Idaho is home to, and nearby, an amazing array of attractions. Approximately 75 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington, and 60 miles south of the Canadian border, Sandpoint is a stop on the Interntional Selkirk Loop and two national scenic byways; Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. Surrounded by Montana's Cabinet Mountains to the east and the Selkirk Mountains to the northwest, Sandpoint is also home to Idaho's largest ski resort on Schweitzer Mountain. The town is home to the historic Panida Theater, offering a full schedule of events for all seasons. From Lost in the 50's every May, to the incredible annual music festival, "The Festival at Sandpoint", every August, there is always something special on the calendar. For those seeking to commune with nature, kayaking the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, hiking, snowshoeing, or mountain biking up Trail 3 for a territorial view, or swooshing down the slopes at Schweitzer, are just a sampling of the activities you can enjoy on your Sandpoint, Idaho vacation. With its' abundance of outdoor recreation and small town hospitality Sandpoint is your perfect destination for a day, a week-end, or a week.