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Ask anyone from Utah—the best raspberries in the world grow on the rolling hills around Bear Lake, up by the Idaho border. Hot summer days and cool nights nurture berries of unparalleled sweetness, which is why, starting in mid-July and running to mid-August, roadside stands along Highway 89 trumpet the annual raspberry renaissance. Looking for an even more richly decadent way to enjoy the harvest? Head to berry capital Garden City, and hit one of the drive-ins— LaBeau's and Quick 'n' Tasty are two classic stops—that blend Bear Lake raspberries into sublime milk shakes. Be there the first week in August and you can celebrate at Garden City’s Raspberry Days.