Best places for studying in the Lewis-Clark Valley


The Blue Lantern Coffee House offers a calm and welcoming atmosphere for students. Photo courtesy of the Blue Lantern Coffee House.

Some may find themselves getting stuck in a rut as we settle back into our school routines and prepare for the year ahead. It can be difficult to focus or retain information when in the same space day in and day out. Freshen up the typical routine with these fun local study spots.

Blue Lantern Cafe
Blue Lantern is quite possibly one of the most popular study spots in town. Almost every teenager in the valley knows about it by now, but for those who don’t, let me just say that this cafe has an incredible atmosphere. With all the lights and plants, great drinks and baked goods and open seating, this is the ideal place to hit the books.
Address: 326 Main St. Byp., Lewiston, ID
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Lewiston City Library
Libraries are obviously a classic work or study spot. The Lewiston City Library offers not only a quiet space to focus and knock tasks off your list, but a vast selection of books on a wide variety of subject matter to help out as well.
Address: 411 D St., Lewiston, ID
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday

Hot Shots Cafe
The Hot Shots Cafe brings a lot to the table when it comes to local study spots. They offer a variety of delicious drinks and snacks, lots of natural light and both outdoor and indoor seating. Supporting them also means supporting a local business (always a plus).
Address: 631 Bryden Ave., Lewiston, ID
Hours: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Parks in the Valley
The area has so many beautiful parks to choose from. Parks are a great change of pace and scenery for students. They offer sunlight, fresh air and all the comforts of nature. Whether studying alone or with friends, a simple study session can be turned into a study picnic just by spreading a blanket on the grass, maybe throwing in a few snacks, and getting to work. Some popular local parks include Kiwanis Park, Hereth Park, and Sunset Park.
Kiwanis Park Address: 718-865 Snake River Ave., Lewiston, ID
Hereth Park Address: 1534 Powers Ave., Lewiston, ID
Sunset Park Address: 2725 Willow Dr., Lewiston, ID