A gazebo (sometimes called a rotunda, pavilion, or tea house) is a freestanding outdoor structure with a roof and an open design. It can be round, square, rectangular, or hexagonal and might have screens or drapery in place of walls. Typically made of wood or metal, gazebos offer shade, shelter from the rain, and, depending on the type, protection from insects.
While you’ll often see these structures at parks, event spaces, and other public areas, you might consider getting one for your house. For large families and anyone who likes to entertain outdoors, gazebos are a warm-weather staple. You can even set up a couple of heat lamps and use it year-round.
From hard-tops and pop-ups to canopies, screened structures, and easy-to-assemble kits,
we’ve found the best high-quality gazebos for every budget. Read on for our top picks.