Beacon, NYHow to get there: Drive to this hip Hudson River town easily from NYC or upstate New York (it’s about 90 minutes from the city), or head in from Boston or Philadelphia. Once you arrive, the small town is walkable and located on the water. #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/last-minute-vacation-ideas#slide-11
Outfit your porch with comfortable and functional decor with an elegant yet understated aesthetic. Topiaries and lanterns are reminiscent of French courtyards and add old-world charm. Maintain a casual feel with bench seating, plenty of pillows, and an outdoor rug.