The days of summer vacation spent carelessly on playgrounds and at beaches may have departed as soon as we graduated. However, urban dwellers have their own way of soaking up summer - it’s commonly referred to as patio season. It entails eating and drinking in the backyards, sidewalks and patios of favorite restaurants. The first sights of outdoor seating and umbrellas are celebrated with the same zeal as the first robin or last day of school. Some places such as Big Star and Red Door already opened their patios, while new patios at Embeya and Gather will open in the next few weeks. Check out the 15 patios we are most looking forward to wasting away weekends on throughout spring and summer.