side trip

  1. a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.

Origin of side trip

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Other words from side trip

  • side tripper, noun

Words Nearby side trip Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use side trip in a sentence

  • A short subsidiary road turns to the left to the foot of the fall, a brief side trip which should be taken by all visitors.

    Guide to Yosemite | Ansel Hall
  • The canyon above abounds in glacial phenomena and will well repay a side trip for those interested in geology.

    Guide to Yosemite | Ansel Hall
  • It was their intention to make the Springs the turning point of the trip, with a side trip by the cog railway to Pike's Peak.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour | Arthur M. Winfield