see the sights

see the sights

to see the important things in a place; to see what tourists usually see. We plan to visit Paris and see the sights. Everyone left the hotel early in the morning to see the sights.
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see the sights

to visit or look at places that are famous or popular After we checked into the hotel we went out immediately to see the sights.
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see the sights

View noteworthy features or objects, especially when visiting a place. For example, It's impossible to see all the sights of Paris in just a week. [Mid-1700s]
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Now people can go and see the sights and easily work out how many calories they have burned off along the way.