Hot Seats: Destination Delights

Hop in your car for these three spots that are worth the trip.

Gervasi Vineyard
Whether you want to kick back with a slice of pizza from the outdoor brick oven or take on your friends in a game of bocce, this patio is all about enjoying the breathtaking view of the lake. 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com

Rose Cafe
Offering picturesque views of the Lorain Lighthouse and Lake Erie, this patio is a gem at sunset when it hosts casual dinners and elegant weddings alike. 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, 440-245-7673, rosecafeatlakeview.com

South River Vineyard
With its Roman columns, wrought-iron chairs and stone-top cafe tables, the second-floor veranda patio is as beautiful as the surrounding rows of grape trellises, gentle hills and leafy treetops. 6062 S. River Road, Geneva, 440-466-6676, southrivervineyard.com

* THREE OTHER PATIOS WITH OUTDOOR COOKING: Blue Canyon Kitchen Tavern, 8960 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, 330-486-2583; The Fairmount 2448 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-229-9463; Pranzo, 4066 Erie St., Willoughby, 440-946-7827

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