Think you chose the wrong time to holiday in the US? Don't despair. Even though the shutdown announced by the United States federal government has resulted in so many holidaymakers being kept out of national parks, historic sites and museums across the country, there is still hope, if you are practical and imaginative, to enjoy a memorable holiday.
Compiled from around the web, these tips offer you alternatives to national parks and government museums. So that you can have fun while Congress and the government sort it out.