Steal This Starcation: Britney Spears in New York

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Britney Spears chose to wind down after her sold-out international Circus Tour with an escape to New York City, avoiding the paparazzi while staying at one of the hottest hotels in town and kicking back at a high-end spa. Even if you are just looking to ditch your 9-5 for a few days, New York has lots of options for staying -- and eating -- in style on a budget. Where else can you find 24,000 restaurants, 102 museums, 500 art galleries, hundreds of theaters, and some seriously killer pizza all on one small island? Read on for Britney's picks and our choices for a weekend that won't break the bank.