Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Southampton

Come and experience Southampton and its museums, history and theater scene. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the entertainment, university setting and parks. Southampton Maritime Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southampton

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southampton a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Quays (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Leisure World (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • New Forest Wildlife Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southampton

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southampton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mayflower Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Queen's Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Riverside Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Royal Victoria Country Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Manor Farm Country Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Southampton

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 20.5 mi (33.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station and Southampton Millbrook Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Southampton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 467 vacation rentals near Southampton. From 206 Houses to 128 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southampton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Southampton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southampton:

  • Southampton City Centre: 55 vacation rentals
  • Gunwharf Quays: 69 vacation rentals
  • Southsea: 129 vacation rentals
  • Freshwater Bay: 32 vacation rentals
  • Mudeford: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southampton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southampton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Southampton Cruise Terminal: 1,746 vacation rentals
  • The Quays: 1,764 vacation rentals
  • University of Southampton: 1,512 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Woolston Station: 1,756 vacation rentals
  • Southampton Maritime Museum: 1,777 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southampton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southampton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 206 Houses in Southampton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southampton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 128 rentals available
  • Cottages: 105 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 105 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southampton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 26 vacation rentals with pool available in Southampton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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