Summer offers a lot for us to celebrate: vacations, long days, warm nights and visits with friends near and far. Outdoor entertaining, from lunch on the deck and happy hour at sunset to dinner by candlelight and fireside gatherings under the stars, embodies the season.

If you want to bring the party outside this summer, or you’re considering a backyard update, take a look at 20 great outdoor entertaining areas from this Houzz Post.

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