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History buffs will enjoy exploring Southampton, and visitors give high marks for the popular theater scene, entertainment choices, and college vibe. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums. Top sights around the area include Southampton Maritime Museum, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and Winchester Cathedral.
- There are 140 hotels and other accommodations in Southampton
- The closest major airport is in Southampton (SOU) 6.3 from the city center
- The next closest is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) 33.1 away
Sightseeing and Staying in Southampton
The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House and Garden, and Southampton Museum of Archaeology. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Old City Walls, Medieval Merchant's House, and Southampton Old Green. The university setting is a highlight of the city and University of Southampton is worth a campus tour.
In Southampton, you'll be able to select from 140 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
- The White Lion - This 4-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
- Southampton Harbour Hotel - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. This 5-star hotel features a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.
- The Maples - With a stay at this 4-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast.
Outside the city, popular places to visit include Beaulieu National Motor Museum, located 5.8 mi (9.3 from the heart of the city, and Winchester Cathedral, which is 11.7 mi (18.9 away.
Getting Around Southampton
If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station, or Southampton Millbrook Station. Southampton may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.
Dressing for Southampton
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 54°F and the nighttime average to be 38°F
- From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 42°F at night
- July through September averages 72°F during the day and 51°F at night
- In October-December, the average temperature is 62°F during the day and 40°F at night
- About 1.06 inches of rain falls on Southampton each year
- Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 70°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 39°F
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