Silverthorne, CO, USA
Photo courtesy of Sauce on the Blue
SilverthorneTiny Silverthorne (population 4,500), not even 70 miles west of downtown Denver on I-70, is no longer just a spot to bypass on the way to Summit or Eagle counties—it's now a destination of its own. Along with the impressive new performing arts center, there are some great restaurants opening, such as Sauce on the Blue, an Italian restaurant that sits next to the Blue River and serves classic Italian favorites (including pizzas and pastas), along with new interpretations of old standards, and a hefty wine list. For beer lovers, the Bakers' Brewery isn’t afraid to experiment with new flavors in its small-batch brews served with delicious pub-style grub.