see the sights

see the sights

To visit or view noteworthy things or locations, especially those frequented by tourists. I think we'll just spend the day seeing the sights, and then we can meet up with you after you finish work. I don't care for guided tours around cities I'm visiting. I'd rather see the sights in my own time.
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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

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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see the ˈsights

visit the famous places in a city, country, etc: We spent our first day in Rome seeing the sights. ▶ ˈsightseeing, ˈsightseer nouns: We spent the afternoon sightseeing.There are always sightseers outside Buckingham Palace.
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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.