scenery spots or scenic spots


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Are the two phrases "scenery spots" and "scenic spots" both useable? Or just the latter?

Thank you in advance.

PS: The same question for "scenery area" and "scenic area".
  • I would certainly find it understandable but odd to read, "Scenery Spots" (as you found it on this web page.) "Scenic spots" is what I would expect. "Scenery spots" sounds vaguely like a stain on the landscape, akin to "carpet spots." :)
    I think the website you cite is simply pointing out places ("spots") where beautiful scenery may be seen.

    "Scenery spots" is never used in BE. It sounds like a rash afflicting those who have been out enjoying the scenery. "We've had a wonderful day, but we got covered in scenery spots!"