6 Reasons to base yourself in Southampton this summer

There’s plenty to do in and around Southampton during the summer holidays. Whether you’re exploring the city centre or heading to near-by attractions, it’s a great place to base yourself for a summer break in the city!

Choose from our variety of hotels to suit all styles, budgets, and Southampton locations. Here’s just six reasons to base yourself in Southampton this summer…

  1. It’s a family affair! With the children off school you need to find plenty of ways to entertain them, Southampton has the answers! From exploring Southampton’s open green spaces like Southampton Common, to burning off energy at Oxygen trampoline park, splashing about in The Quays swimming complex, hitting the pins at Hollywood Bowl, and challenging their minds at Other World Escape Rooms!
  2. It’s close to top attractions! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, love animals, or just love to explore, Southampton is surrounded by some of Hampshire’s Top Attractions! From the world-famous Paultons Park home of Peppa Pig World, to the delights of Marwell Zoo, there’s plenty of attractions on Southampton’s doorstep.
  3. It’s a great destination for history and culture. Take in the arts at Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, catch a show at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, learn about the maritime history of the city at SeaCity Museum, and explore the Old Town with the remains of the old town walls, Bargate, and Tudor House museum.
  4. It’s a great base for exploration. Take a trip over to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel Ferries or head to the New Forest using the Hythe Ferry, then pick up the New Forest Tour for a day of adventure!
  5. It’s a taste sensation! If you love cafe culture, dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Southampton. From the waterfront dining at Ocean Village, the delicious setting of Southampton’s Oxford Street, the vibrant Westquay dining, and something in every corner of the city, there’s a restaurant or cafe to suit all tastes!
  6. It’s a shopaholics dream! With two large shopping centres, Westquay and The Marlands, a High Street full of big-named brands, and plenty of independent shops and boutiques, Southampton has plenty to help you shop until you drop. If that isn’t enough it gives you easy access to Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays, and the picturesque city of Winchester.

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