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What to Do in Southampton: Must See Attractions

Southampton Attractions

Whether you plan to shop up a storm or familiarize yourself with the local history, you'll find plenty of fun activities in Southampton. This city boasts a range of exciting attractions that'll keep your travel schedule full and your feet on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has a surprise in store for you.

Discover the sights of Southampton with some popular tours & day trips, or check out our list of 134 fun activities in Southampton. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can rest easy and channel all your energy into planning your dream vacation.

Things to Do in Southampton with Kids

There are lots of amazing experiences in Southampton that the whole gang will love. These are some of the top family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Southampton

Vacationing on a budget in Southampton? Spend time, not cash, on awesome experiences.

New Forest Museum - Bring the whole family and enjoy an interesting adventure through history together.

Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre - Up-and-coming photographers, remember your camera — you'll get some great animal photos here.

The Common - If you'd like to increase the fun factor during your vacation, you can do it here.

Old City Walls - Come to understand some of the interesting history of the region through this attraction.

Ocean Village Marina - See for yourself why visitors and locals alike are in love with the atmosphere of this place.

Southampton Passenger Terminal - Organize a visit and find out the significance of this place to the local community.

Weston Hard Woolston Beach - Skip rocks along the water, catch a sunrise or just enjoy the views from the foreshore.

Mayflower Park - Grab your blanket, pack some finger food and find a shady spot to be at one with nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Southampton

New Forest District

If you're spending some time in New Forest District, Paultons Family Theme Park - Home of Peppa Pig World and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Southampton City Centre

The area was rebuilt after being annihilated in World War II, but the city won’t soon forget its earlier role with the Titanic, seafaring voyages, Romans and Saxons.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Southampton on a sunny day?

Enjoy the good weather (and get a little exercise too) with one or two of these top activities:

What to do in Southampton on a rainy day?

If it's raining cats and dogs out there, throw yourself into a Emirates Spinnaker Tower Admission Ticket or an In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course.

What should I not miss in Southampton?

Impress family and friends back at home by capturing a selfie at Southampton Maritime Museum.

Are there cheap things to do in Southampton?

If you're on a budget, be sure to add these cheap activities and tours to your schedule:

What can you do in Southampton for free?

Your vacation in Southampton needn't cost a bundle with free things like these to keep you busy:

  • WestQuay Shopping Centre
  • Ocean Village Marina
  • Netley Abbey
  • Mayflower Park