These are the best fire pits for every type of backyard, deck, and patio.

Updated May 25, 2020
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Though it seems as if 2020 just began, summer is somehow just weeks away. And with warmer weather, of course, comes the inevitable desire to get out of your home and into the great outdoors — even if that just means your backyard. With COVID-19 restrictions likely continuing over the next several months, most summer travel plans are headed toward postponement — or worse, cancellation.

But that's nothing a backyard fire pit can't fix.

Reminiscent of starry-skied camping trips and beach vacations defined by seaside bonfires, a good, sturdy fire pit exhibits all the best elements of a homemade log fire, plus some aesthetic and minus some work. Whether you have a patio, deck, driveway, or backyard, a fire pit is the perfect piece to elevate any home gathering and add an off-the-grid vibe. These are our favorites.

Christopher Knight Home Circular Concrete Gas Fire Pit

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This sleek, rounded fire pit from Christopher Knight Home is an eye-catching piece ideal for any setting. The faux stone exterior, designed to discreetly stow away a propane tank, makes this compact pit the perfect lightweight option.

To buy: target.com, $460

Real Flame Sedona Liquid Propane Fire Table

Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

Who said fire pits have to be small and circular? If you're looking for an option that fills a slightly larger space, opt for this elongated pit from Real Flame. Not only will this faux stone table throw off plenty of heat for cooler nights, but it'll also add an element of sophistication to your home.

To buy: bedbathanbeyond.com, $1,600

Ebern Designs Meadow Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit

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One of the more casual and affordable options on our list, this unique fire pit is sure to add some flair to your patio. Leave it outside all summer, and keep it on hand in the fall to use as an outdoor space heater on chilly nights. Our favorite thing about this pit? It folds down to 3.25 inches thick for easy transport.

To buy: wayfair.com, $120

Oakland Living Sunray Fire Table

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The marbled glass and aluminum Sunray Fire Table was made for entertaining. Whether you gather around for morning coffee or cocktails at dusk, this gorgeous fire pit always offers a cozy vibe. The rust-resistant piece also comes with a special polyester cover to preserve its design when not in use.

To buy: bedbathandbeyond.com, $1,900

Loon Peak Concrete Propane Fire Pit

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This lightweight pit from Loon Peak is perfect for families with children, thanks to its low-flame design. But don't let that fool you: This fire pit provides all the heat and light a nighttime gathering could ever need. Plus, it's constructed with a hidden propane tank holder.

To buy: wayfair.com, $640

Endless Summer Gas Fire Column

Courtesy of Target

At 29 inches tall and just 12 inches wide, this compact fire column is perfect for smaller yards and porches. Despite its size, this piece packs a punch. The base cleverly hides a propane tank for easy access, so say hello to the ultimate evening of easy relaxation.

To buy: target.com, $130

Cambridge Classic Gas Fire Pit With Durastone Top

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This large tabletop fire pit doubles as stylish outdoor furniture. Not only can you set glasses and plates on the pit's durable surface, but you can also store a gas tank in its cabinet-like base. The piece is also water- and weather-resistant, making it the perfect outdoor option for homes in wetter climates.

To buy: target.com, $900

Endless Summer Gas Portable Fire Pit

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Looking for a portable option? This easy-to-maneuver fire pit from Endless Summer has you covered. Made with an aesthetically pleasing lattice design, this pit keeps lava rocks in place and ash away from your guests. And at 17 inches tall and 24 inches wide, this affordable piece may just offer you the most bang for your buck.

To buy: wayfair.com, $165

Ebern Designs Iron Gas Fire Pit

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Create a chic, modern backyard aesthetic with this rounded iron fire pit and matching propane tank holder. This set eliminates the need for additional patio furniture, thanks to the surfaces of the tank holder and pit, which are perfect for drinks and small decor.

To buy: wayfair.com, $540

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