sightseeing

[sahyt-see-ing]
noun
1.
the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.
adjective
2.
seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights: a sightseeing bus.

Origin:
1840–50; sight + seeing

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sightsee

[sahyt-see]
verb (used without object)
1.
to go about seeing places and things of interest: In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
verb (used with object)
2.
to go about seeing the major sights of: We had only two days to sightsee Rome.

Origin:
1825–35; back formation from sightseer or sightseeing

sightseer, noun
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sightsee (ˈsaɪtˌsiː)
 
vb , -sees, -seeing, -saw, -seen
informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
 
'sightseer
 
n

sightseeing (ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ)
 
n
a.  the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
 b.  (as modifier): sightseeing trip

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Example sentences
New book serves as a science history sightseeing guide.
The implication is that those who attend overseas conferences do so merely for
  the food, wine, and sightseeing.
Most tourists are none the wiser, because more water is diverted overnight than
  in the prime daylight sightseeing hours.
In the afternoon there is an organised sightseeing visit.
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