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Wife and Daughter are going to look over University of Idaho in a couple weeks. They will be there two or three days.

Any tips where to stay and where to eat in town or nearby. They are both very Conservative and don’t like social crowds. So they would prefer to try some of the quieter College Theme eateries to get the feel of College life.

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UofI alum here. Granted it's been 16 years Eek since I graduated and things have surely changed since I was there for more than a few hours.

I can't really speak to any hotels. Sorry!

As for some food options, Gambino's was a great little Italian restaurant on 6th St. The Breakfast Club, on Main St., has been super popular since well before my time there and continues to remain so. Looking at Google Maps, there are tons of restaurants in the downtown area, but mostly there are lots of unfamiliar names.

Your wife and daughter won't have to worry about crowds during the summer months. June, July, and August are pretty dead in Moscow with the vast majority of the student population having left for summer vacation. There will be some students around, but this is the time of the year when the local population ventures out.
 
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I grew up there, actually 14 miles south in Genesee Idaho. A great place to live and go to school if you don't need a big party scene and a big metro around. It is pretty boring there but that is why I liked it. Lots of outdoor stuff.

I left 30 years ago when I joined the military so I'm not up on the current stuff but did have a lot of fun with the college kids in Moscow before I left.


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Was there about 1.5 years ago, stayed at the LaQuinta, was a newer clean motel. Have friends there, both work at the university, I can ask them.
 
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Was there about 1.5 years ago, stayed at the LaQuinta, was a newer clean motel. Have friends there, both work at the university, I can ask them.


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There was a BBQ joint in Moscow that gave a 10% discount for open carry. I will dig up the name.
Good food, too.

Edit: D. Willy's, I think it was.

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From my friend.

"If they are coming during a U Idaho bound event that brings potential students in then it will be a bit busier. The Best Western is very nice but spendy, the La Quinta is nice. For walking distance The Monarch Motel was just majorly renovated over the last couple years and they could literally walk on to campus."
 
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"For food The farmers market on Saturday is amazing it's on main street and the later in the day the busier it will be.
Humble burger is open Saturday.
The breakfast club is yummy but gets busy.
The varsity diner is newer we havent been yet
The Alehouse is good for lunch or dinner.
Gaminos is good lunch or dinner Italian fancy pizza or Italian food.
Patties is Mexican kitchen outdoor seating right across from campus very yummy.
Las Casa Lopez is Mexican and is good.
Zips drive in good fast food-ish food."
 
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Not Willy's but CD's smoke house.
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You've gotten some excellent info on motels and food... I'd like to take a moment to bring up a couple of other important items if I may!

The UofI and WA State U are just across the border from each other down in the Palouse country. Because of their close proximity to each other, over the years a close affiliation academically has come to pass, which allows a student who is attending one of the two Universities to also enroll and take classes at the other. This opens many additional opportunities for students, as the classes can be taken at the "in state tuition rate" rather than paying for out of state tuition.

It has always seemed to me to be a good plan to move to the state which houses the chosen institution, work there for whatever time is required to attain "resident status", THEN go to school at the much reduced rate... but then I'm a cheap SOB!

Your daughter needs to be aware that either of the schools I mentioned are considered "Cow Colleges" by folks from major metro areas due to their being located in small, generally rural settings. To me, this is a PLUS, but to many 18-19 year olds, it may be a turn-off. They both offer a quality education with smaller class sizes than major universities, and you'll find the classes are often actually taught by fully tenured and experienced Professors rather than teaching assistants as used at the "Majors".

I have many friends whose kids have attended both, and they feel they got an excellent education.

You didn't mention what she wishes to pursue... Has she decided on a field of study already, or is she, like many, going to take generic lower division classes while she explores for the future?

Good Luck with the trip North to look around!
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I would like to thank you all for all the answers and help.

She still has one more year of school in high school.

I friend told me that most Universities will let the child stay in the dorms for free over summer if the take a class. Maybe work part time in town. That way the second year she will be considered a resident and tuition will be lower.

I am really considering on retiring also when she makes that decision to go to school. We are looking at Northern Arizona or Idaho to retire.

She is looking at University of Idaho. Also looking at a couple in Arizona.

Again Thank You all so much.

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