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Shop, Stay and Play…

… in beautiful Bonner County

shop stay and play sandpoint shopping


By Christian Weaner

Imagine a place where the mountains meet the sky, the water sparkles under the sun and the streets echo with the promise of discovery. Welcome to Sandpoint — a haven nestled in Bonner County, where every visit is a journey into the heart of the Inland Northwest.

From unique shopping havens to tranquil retreats and vibrant entertainment, here's your ultimate guide to the best of Sandpoint this spring. Let's dive into this guide and discover why Sandpoint isn't just a stop on your itinerary — it's a highlight.


Begin your Sandpoint adventure on First Avenue in the heart of the Sandpoint Shopping District, where local boutiques and artisan shops beckon with their unique offerings.

At Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, find vendors offering everything from handcrafted jewelry to modern home decor, making it the perfect spot to find a memorable gift or a treasure for yourself. Be sure to pop into Zwazo Nich for a great selection of fair-trade goods, jewelry and more, and swing by Sugar Tooth for a sweet treat while you browse.

Also, don't miss La Chic Boutique, Grace and Joy Clothing Co. and Eve’s Leaves, local favorites for those seeking the latest in fashion, accessories and local artistry.

Venture further to Pend d'Oreille Winery, not just for its exquisite wines but also for its selection of gourmet foods and wine accessories. It's a shopping experience that promises the flavors and craftsmanship of Sandpoint.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Outdoor Experience and Alpine Shop offer the latest gear for skiing, hiking and water sports. Whether you are preparing for a day on Lake Pend Oreille or the trails of Schweitzer Mountain, they have you covered.


From rustic to luxurious, choose from one of Sandpoint's cozy accommodations to relax after a day of exploration.

Talus Rock Retreat offers an opulent escape with its stunning architecture, serene setting and personalized service, making it a perfect getaway for those seeking tranquility and beauty.

For a blend of comfort and adventure, Schweitzer Mountain Resort provides not only stunning accommodations but also direct access to some of Idaho's best skiing and hiking. Their on-site dining and spa services ensure a rejuvenating stay.

The Edgewater Resort is ideal for those wishing to wake up to the calming waters of Lake Pend Oreille. With its convenient location, it's a stone's throw from downtown Sandpoint, offering easy access to local dining and entertainment.


Sandpoint is a playground for both the adventurous and the culturally inclined.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is not just for staying — it's a hub of outdoor activity. In the warmer months, take advantage of their mountain biking trails or zip-lining courses for an adrenaline rush.

Downtown, the Panida Theater stands as a cultural landmark, hosting a variety of performances from live music to independent films. It's a piece of Sandpoint's history and a beacon for the arts.

For a more laid-back day, City Beach offers a picturesque setting for swimming, volleyball, or simply enjoying a sunset over the lake. It's a must-visit for families and solo travelers alike.

In Sandpoint, the promise of adventure blends seamlessly with the allure of relaxation.

From the shops that offer more than just goods to the stays that promise a respite from the everyday, and the places that play to the heart's content, Sandpoint is more than just a destination — it's an experience.

Embrace the unique, the serene and the unforgettable in Sandpoint this spring, where every visit is a chapter in your story of exploration.

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