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Sightseeing is visiting places of interest in a particular area, and is something you can engage in at home or abroad. Every locale has places of interest, places which contain local history or exemplify local traditions, or interesting geographical features. However, sightseeing usually entails visiting museums, monuments, famous and historic residences, zoos, aquariums, parks or interesting architecture.

Sightseeing is an activity often engaged in while vacationing or traveling, and therefore is best undertaken after a bit of planning. The idea of wandering a new or foreign city in hopes of stumbling upon new discoveries may seem like a romantic and appealing idea. However, without some information about the places of interest you intend to see, sightseeing can be very frustrating.

Guidebooks are a source of inestimable value to the sightseer, especially if internet access is not immediately available. Some very detailed and comprehensive guidebooks are published by Lonely Planet, Let's Go, and Fodor's. Lonely Planet, and to some degree Let's Go are especially geared toward adventurous travelers and those operating on a budget. Guidebooks such as these contain maps, telephone numbers, hours of operation and cost of theaters and museums, descriptions of restaurants and information on hotels and hostels.

Many (in fact, the vast majority of) museums, zoos, aquariums and theaters have websites containing information about the cost of admission and the hours of operation. Even if you have read information like this in a Fodor's guide, it is still helpful if internet access is available to double-check it on a website. Often hours change with little notice, or may be different during different seasons. Websites may also have information on days where admission is free or discounted to certain places. It may also be necessary to purchase a more detailed map of the city if it is new to you, and perhaps a guide to the city's public transportation.

Before embarking on a day of sightseeing, it is helpful to plan out the places you plan to visit and plan the best way to get from one to the other. For travelers on a budget, walking or public transportation may be the best options. What you wear sightseeing is also important--comfortable clothing appropriate for any weather changes that may occur throughout the day is key. Also, some churches, temples, and other religious establishments may have dress codes tourists are required to comply with.

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Sightseeing is visiting places of interest in a particular area, and is something you can engage in at home or abroad. Every locale has places of interest, places which contain local history or exemplify local traditions, or interesting geographical features. However, sightseeing usually entails...

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    June 17, 2015
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    June 17, 2015
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