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What are the major attractions in Southampton?

If your trip to Southampton is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.

Southampton Maritime Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are notable attractions that everybody should make time to swing by. Map out your route and enjoy soaking up each one.

Not far from the heart of the city, Tudor House and Garden is one attraction to consider putting on your must-see list. If you still have space on that itinerary, Old City Walls and The Titanic Restaurant Memorial will keep you busy, as well.

What are the best road trip destinations near Southampton?

Southampton is amazing, there's no doubt about that — but there's loads more to explore just a little farther out. Chawton is just 25 miles away. Travelers who visit typically have Jane Austen's House Museum on their to-do lists.

Where are the best beaches near Southampton?

Southampton boasts some breathtaking coastal areas, and there's no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what treasures you can find lying along the shoreline of one of these famous beaches:

  • Calshot Beach (7 miles away).
  • Cowes Beach (10 miles away).
  • Gurnard Beach (10 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Southampton?

If you have some important business to see to in Southampton, there's a good chance you'll be spending lots of time in a major convention center. If that's the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Southampton Guildhall (0.5 miles away).
  • The Brook Theater (2 miles away).
  • Winchester Guildhall (12 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in Southampton?

We've put together a list of our top tips and tricks to help you save more money:

  • A car can take you anyplace — so can the web. Compare the hottest deals from all the top companies in just a couple of clicks;
  • Set up an email Price Drop Alert for your next vacation destination. You never know what terrific deals will make a pit stop in your inbox;
  • Scan the deals at all rental locations around town, being sure to include both the airport terminal and its vicinity. A brief cab drive to a neighboring rental car office might mean significant savings;
  • If your vacation dates are not set in concrete, try getting a better deal by changing the days in your search;
  • So you don't end up paying for an extra day or a late fee, try to keep your pickup and drop-off times the same;
  • Oftentimes companies reward you big time for prepaying — keep an eye open for these penny-pinching deals;
  • Last but not least, secure your booking as soon as you can to bag a ton of savings!

What kind of rental car should I get for Southampton?

Having your own ride in Southampton will give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Maybe you're planning to head out of the city, hit the highway, and go wherever the wind takes you. If that's the case, book one of our SUVs and check out the forests in the surrounding area. If you'd rather experience the bright city lights, jump behind the wheel of something small. Getting around heavy traffic and busy streets will be much less stressful with a mini or compact car.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Southampton?

Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you're about to embark on an epic road trip around Southampton, a comfortable SUV could be the answer. If you want the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a clever pick. All you have to do is choose what's going to be the best fit, load up the car, and clock up those miles.

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