Winter is the perfect time to chill at fire pits. Here are six worth trying
By Mary Forgione
Dec 28, 2018 | 4:00 AM
Fire pits have become cool amenities at beach resorts and urban hotels alike. Here are five places where you can enjoy the warmth and sometimes a cocktail too.
Fire pits at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa provide a place to cozy up and unwind. Lie back on the cushioned benches and let the warmth wash over you. You’ll find tiled fire pits overlooking one of the resort’s eight pools on the terrace outside Diversions sports bar, which is handy if you want a nightcap. Too relaxed to leave? Rooms start at $199 in winter.
The fire pit at Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon gives you a front-row seat on breathtaking views of Sedona’s red rocks. The large, circular fire pit doubles as a food bar. At Tii Gavo (or “gathering place”), you can nibble Southwestern appetizers such as elote (spiced corn on the cob) or chili cheese sweet potato fries. Rooms start at $445 in winter.
For the DIY crowd, here’s a simple way to stay cozy. Bolsa Chica State Beach has 200 fire rings along its three miles of beachfront. It closes at 10 p.m., but that’s plenty of time to set up your chairs, light a fire, catch a pinkish sunset and, roast hot dogs or melt s’mores. No reservations needed (first-come, first served), parking costs $15.