a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.
- side tripper, noun
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How to use side trip in a sentence
A side trip to a hot spring later refreshed his mind and body after long hours of driving.
Another side trip, just a short ride out of town, is the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, a 20-minute drive from Princeton.
When the feminists took the anti-Playboy, anti-sexuality route, I think it was sort of a side trip.
Ella Graham and her mother were buying pretty articles for their sea-side trip.Helen Grant's Schooldays | Amanda M. Douglas
This side trip, had cost us much exertion and made us feel more thirsty than ever.Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
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