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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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References in classic literature ?
They had just come out from seeing the sight in the Morgue, and the account they were giving of the dead body to their neighbours described it as the corpse of a man--a man of immense size, with a strange mark on his left arm.
But with a potential back-page news story to file seeing the sights of Orlando was on hold.
The main activities are seeing the sights, gathering resources, and moving on to the next system; it's less about conflict and winning than traveling and learning.
Utah has 43 state parks, and the Road to Mighty campaign encourages seeing the sights "off the beaten path," luring tourists with the promise of personal, unique experiences.
He added: "I've taken the high road in the back seat of Mason's black London cab as together we travel the country, meeting the people, seeing the sights and forcing down the occasional mouthful of food.
He is no stranger to the Emirates, having competed in Dubai on three occasions, but this will be his first time in Abu Dhabi and he admitted he was looking forward to seeing the sights of the capital.
Note: I'm talking about seeing the sights here, not being able to ID the threat.
Peaky Blinders star McCrory said they were told by officials that makeup and hair could be arranged for them a few hours before, but she wanted to spend time seeing the sights of Washington DC instead.
The fun of exercise with wonderful views, Seeing the sights on a slippery slope, And sliding on the mud as smooth as soap.
After seeing the sights at Parliament Buildings, Ibrahim Noonan said he accepted the First Minister's apology in the wake of comments he made over the Pastor McConnell controversy.
I hope people join us fo will be a great day hope the Welsh w er is kind to us bu a great scenic r and a great way seeing the sights.
A TOTAL of 32 Year 11 students and three staff at Tile Hill Wood School enjoyed seeing the sights during a four-day trip to Paris.
Other activities included dealing with conflict, setting goals and becoming an active listener, as well as seeing the sights of Boston.
Mickelson is certainly not just interested in seeing the sights, however.
Team captain Ryan Grier, 17, who also plays for Marske in the Northern League, added: "We are all really looking forward to the trip, playing football and seeing the sights.