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Things to Do, Eat, and See in Denver’s Lone Tree Suburb 

Lone Tree is conveniently located on the southern border of the Denver metro area and attracts new residents with its many family-friendly amenities, such as eateries, parks, and the nearby arts center. Residents enjoy easy access to the outdoors and a short 20-mile drive into the center of Denver for big city nightlife and capital city activities. Families or individuals looking to balance city life and suburban living will find that Lone Tree fits the bill with its combination of entertainment, arts and culture, and outdoor recreation.

The Best Coffee Near Lone Tree 

While Lone Tree has a selection of national coffee chains that many rely on for their daily dose of caffeine, the suburb also has a handful of locally-owned specialty coffee shops that create a more personalized atmosphere for regulars.

Monk & Mongoose Coffee Co

9580 Ridgegate Parkway

Monk & Mongoose is serving up handcrafted coffee, tea, and espresso beverages in Lone Tree. With a focus on excellent customer service and even better drinks, patrons will find themselves returning to this coffee shop time and time again. Pick up an iced Americano or try some of their cold brew, which is served in 16-ounce cups to keep you powering through the day. Iced tea and hot tea options are available, including an iced chai latte with warming spices that are a favorite of many regulars. To further support your local coffee shop, you can also purchase apparel and signature mugs and tumblers from the shop or grab a scone, croissant, or muffin for the road.

Nordstrom Ebar Artisan Coffee

8465 Park Meadows Center Drive

Whether you’re a shopaholic or you just want to hit the shopping center for an afternoon of leisure, stop by the eBar in Nordstrom to enjoy one of their artfully prepared espresso-based beverages or to snack on locally sourced pastries. The shop also has healthy grab-and-go lunch options and fruit smoothies that are made to order if you need a healthy snack. If you don’t have time to shop, snag a quick coffee to-go by using curbside pickup. Call the eBar ahead of time to place your order so your morning pick-me-up will be ready when you arrive. Try the Mocha Bianco with espresso, white chocolate sauce, and whipped cream or the honey almond latte with real honey syrup and orgeat syrup.

Ku Cha House of Tea

8401 Park Meadows Center Drive #2345

If you’re looking to skip the coffee jitters, you may be interested in visiting Lone Tree’s very own tea shop. The first thing you’ll be greeted with when you walk into Ku Cha House of Tea is the aroma of the wonderful selection that they have available. The friendly staff will be happy to guide you towards the variation you’ll enjoy most. Some blends are good for ailments such as headaches, nausea, and even joint pain. Pick up a canister of Japanese matcha or sip on the heart-healthy Golden Monkey black tea. 

Where to Eat & Drink in Lone Tree

You won’t soon get bored of the culinary options in Lone Tree. Restaurants range from sophisticated American to classic Italian and international favorites. Whether you’re looking to treat your date to a high-end steak or you want to bring the whole family out for pizza, the dining scene in Lone Tree has something for everybody.

The White Chocolate Grill

8421 Park Meadows Center Drive

Looking for a casual sit-down restaurant for a weekday night or a laid-back Friday night date spot? The White Chocolate Grill is serving up traditional American plates, all made from scratch with high-quality, local ingredients. As the name hints, the restaurant has a selection of white chocolate desserts and other sweet specialties that you’ll want to save room for. Enjoy the Idaho trout or the buffalo chicken tender platter before diving into an order of the white chocolate banana cream pie or the French white chocolate bread pudding.

Sonoma’z Grill

10345 Park Meadows Drive

Sonoma’z is located in the Lone Tree Hotel and serves up classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are nightly specials, so come open-minded and you may be surprised at the flavors laid before you. The culinary team is heavily influenced by Colorado, with a collection of locally crafted beers and an ever-evolving wine list. Opt for a cocktail instead and enjoy it by the fireplace while you wait to be seated. Want to enjoy dinner in the room? Head to the bar and order your food to go!

Earls Kitchen + Bar

8335 Park Meadows Center Drive

Earls Kitchen is an upscale restaurant, perfect for an anniversary dinner or a celebratory night out on the town. The menu features global comfort food, such as the pulled chicken clubhouse and the BBQ ribs served with warm potato salad. Enjoy happy hour specials every day from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and again from 9:00 PM to close. Discounted plates feature the truffle fries, Margherita pizza, and the Angry Chicken Lettuce Wrap Duo. It wouldn’t be a trip to Earls without sampling some of their classic cocktails, such as the Hawaiian mai tai or the Earls old fashioned with Maker’s Mark bourbon.

Cranelli’s Italian Restaurant

10047 Park Meadows Drive Unit F

Cranelli’s is a well-loved Italian joint in Lone Tree, featuring cozy vibes and a comfortable ambiance with outdoor seating available. Pasta favorites, such as baked ziti, sausage, and peppers, and the pasta alla vodka all come in generous portions. Craving an authentic slice? Try the Margherita pizza or the sausage and onion-topped pie. If you’re in a decadent mood, order a round of chocolate espresso martinis or keep things simple with an Italian margarita. Would you rather enjoy dinner in the comfort of your own home? Pick up one of the “take n bake” lasagnas, which come in full and half pan options. Don’t forget an order of the infamous garlic knots!

Seasons 52

8325 Park Meadows Center Drive

Seasons 52 has a touch of sophistication to it, making it ideal for those looking to take their special someone out to dinner. The menu has plenty of variety for everybody, from Philly cheesesteak flatbreads to avocado toast and a wood-grilled tenderloin salad. The dessert menu includes “mini indulgences” such as the Belgian chocolate s’mores and the pecan pie parfaits. Don’t miss happy hour in the wine bar from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. You’ll find $6 glasses of red wine, $7 cocktails, and discounted wine and flatbread combos.

Can’t-Miss Shops in Lone Tree 

As is common with many suburban areas, Lone Tree has multiple shopping centers that allow residents access to a convenient and centralized location to get all of their errands done. Aside from larger chains and big box stores, Lone Tree is also home to several locally owned and boutique shopping options.

The Colorado Store

8433 Park Meadows Center Drive D-146

Searching for a gift for the Colorado lover in your life? The Colorado Store has everything from t-shirts showcasing the mountainous Centennial State to limited edition tumblers and a plush blanket with the state flag on it. Whether you’re buying for an out-of-towner who wants to memorialize their time in the state or a local who’s proud of where they’re from, this shop has a wide collection of goods with reasonable prices and helpful customer service.

Makers Market

8401 Park Meadows Center Drive

Started over a decade ago, Makers Market began as a holiday pop-up and has since expanded to their Park Meadows store, as well as locations in Cherry Creek, Flatirons, Aspen Grove, and the Castle Rock Outlets. The market has showcased thousands of artists over the years and since developing their permanent store locations, they can serve the community all year round. You’ll find unique artisan goods at Makers Market, perfect for gifting or using around your own home. Inventory is revolving all the time, so stop by soon to check out what’s new.

The Nightlife Scene Around Lone Tree 

Those looking to enjoy an evening out will want to stop by Lone Tree’s local breweries. You can grab a bite to eat with your beer or make a night of it and make plans to participate in one of the events hosted by these local establishments.

Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse

9878 Schwab Way #240

Great Divide Brewery is expanding its newest location to Lone Tree since recently opening on Schwab Way. The craft beer that many Denverites have grown to love is paired with delicious food and the friendliest service around town. Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out and relax or you want to enjoy the events that the brewery hosts throughout the month — grab a seat, order a beer and let the good times roll. Beers on tap include the Denver Pale Ale with big citrus notes and the Hazy IPA with a hint of ripe strawberries. Try a beer flight if you’re on the fence about what to order and sample five mixed and matched drafts for just $15.

Lone Tree Brewing Company

8200 Park Meadows Drive #8222

You don’t have to be from Denver to understand the importance of the craft beer scene around town. Lone Tree Brewing Company upholds this tradition and brings tasty drafts to residents to sample and enjoy. This company has secured the title of being Lone Tree’s first independent craft brewery and one of the few nearby that allows dogs inside. Try one of the five flagship beers always on tap or one of the ten rotating seasonal flavors. Need a bite to eat? No problem because there are local food trucks parked outside daily or you can bring your snacks and enjoy them on the outdoor patio.

Outdoor Spaces in Lone Tree 

On the afternoons where you just want to enjoy the breeze and take a quick walk, these Lone Tree parks are perfect for family outings. Living in Colorado doesn’t mean hiking a 14er every week, after all!

Sweetwater Park

13170 Mercury Drive

Sweetwater Park is a quaint neighborhood space with a playground and a picnic shelter for families looking to take in the fresh air. There is a baseball field and plenty of grassy areas for playing catch or kicking a ball. Even on the sunniest summer days, there is adequate shade to sit back and relax or catch up on a book. Each year, Sweetwater Park hosts the Backyard Beats free concert series. Regional bands come out to play, as well as nationally touring acts such as The Samples and the Freddy Jones Band.

Prairie Sky Park

9381 Crossington Way

The playground at Prairie Sky Park is toddler-friendly, allowing the little ones to enjoy well-maintained equipment. There is a nearby soccer field and baseball diamond, as well as plenty of benches for parents to sit back and watch their kids play. This park is adjacent to the Lone Tree Recreation Center and there is a sheltered picnic area for public use.

Places of Interest in Lone Tree 

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities in Lone Tree for those looking to get involved, especially at the historical Schweiger Ranch. Check out the calendar of events and programs at the Lone Tree Arts Center for exciting family-oriented fun.

Schweiger Ranch

10822 South Havana Street

This historical landmark in Lone Tree preserves the location where the Schweiger family harnessed their natural resources to survive. The ranch continues to embody the spirit of the local area, as well as showcasing a living legacy of the West. You can get involved by applying to volunteer and work hands-on with fellow community members. The volunteer team helps to continue the rich traditions of this piece of Douglas County history, as well as continuing to host important community events that foster deeper understanding of Lone Tree’s heritage.

Lone Tree Arts Center

10075 Commons Street

Built in 2011, the Lone Tree Arts Center was created to engage the community in the field of arts and culture. The center is known for its sensory-inclusive programs, which provide individuals on the autism spectrum to experience the beauty and power of the arts. The Seedlings performances are crafted specifically around the youngest audience members, creating an engaging and entertaining atmosphere for them and their families. The Arts in the Afternoon program runs each month for an hour in the afternoon and features renowned artists from the Denver area.

Want to Learn More About Living in Lone Tree? 

If your interest in living in Lone Tree has been piqued, we’d be happy to show you around the local market. Get in touch today and one of our knowledgeable RE/MAX Professionals team members will be happy to introduce you to all that this suburban area has to offer.