sightseer

A sightseer is a person who goes on vacation and visits historic or otherwise notable places. Sightseers often take photos of monuments, buildings, bridges, and parks.

Another word for a sightseer is a tourist, although the noun sightseer implies a traveler who wants to see battle sites, famous birthplaces, or beautiful gardens with her own eyes. Unlike other vacationers who might spend a week on a beach or at an amusement park, a sightseer prefers to tour castles and monuments. The word sightseer comes from the idea of seeing the sights.

Definitions of sightseer
  1. noun
    a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
    synonyms: excursionist, rubberneck, tripper
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    type of:
    holidaymaker, tourer, tourist
    someone who travels for pleasure
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