So you've purchased a Porch Swing (or are about to) and you plan to hang it on Porch? Not so fast!
Where you install your Porch Swing is as much a function of need you are trying to satisfy as tradition and practicality. If nostalgia is your motivator, then porch may well be best place for your Patio Swing. But if you want a "Swing with a View", you might want to consider other options. And what about privacy and solitude? If these are your deciding factors, then you might consider a more secluded area. Finally, if romance is your #1 concern, then immediate surroundings will factor into decision of where to put your Porch Swing.
If you bought your Porch Swing because you long for good old days, then porch is probably best place for your swing. It is after all where your memories probably happened. Perhaps you have cherished memories of swinging with Grandma on hot summer days trying to catch a breeze. Or maybe you fell in love as a teenager on your parent's swing. Whatever your memories, to capture right "feeling", you'll probably want to hang your swing on porch.
But if your primary concern is have a great view to enjoy, then you may want to consider some less traditional places to hang your Porch Swing. If, for example, you live on seaside with a great view of ocean and passing ships, you may want to build a support to position your swing to face all action. Or if you love a gorgeous sunset, then being able to see it from your swing may be important to you and this will help you decide on perfect spot.