Southampton is ideally located for visiting several other exciting destinations and attractions on the south coast. Why not stay in Southampton and take a day trip to one of these other great places to visit?
It’s so simple to hop on a ferry from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. From stunning coast and countryside scenery, to family attractions, top notch dining out and gorgeous places to stay, you’ll discover the Island is the perfect place for quality time together.
Located just outside Southampton is the breath-taking New Forest National Park. Explore the beautiful New Forest on a bike ride or stroll through the forest and discover our wonderful wildlife & nature, including our famous ponies! Make sure you visit our top attractions, traditional country pubs and cosy cafes too.
Portsmouth - packed with great attractions, fabulous shopping and amazing events and entertainment. Soak up centuries of history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Mary Rose, visit the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and grab a designer bargain at Gunwharf Quays, stroll through Old Portsmouth into Southsea for the D-Day Story, Southsea Castle and much more.