If you think Newport is only for people who own yachts, couples getting hitched or super preppies sporting whale belts and excessive lime green and pink apparel, get ready to throw those stereotypes overboard. What was once a summer playground for socialite families (think Vanderbilts and Astors) has evolved into a laid-back vacation destination and girlfriend getaway hot spot—thanks to affordable boutique hotels, an eclectic restaurant and bar scene, three local wineries and plenty of retail therapy to help melt away men, career or kid-related stresses. See full story.