Web resources for prospective visitors to Southampton are plentiful, far-reaching, and effective.

When setting your itinerary , an excellent starting point is the City Council’s site, particularly its more relevant Visit Southampton section.  Looking for places to shop, eat, or booze it up?  Links, details, and advice abound.  Attractions, accommodations, and activity calendar information are all easily accessible from the list of pages linked to on the left.  The quick-find drop-down also makes for an excellent interface tool.  Most all questions one could have before descending into Southampton International can be answered directly at Visit Southampton.  

You may, however, wish to make some day trips from Southampton—if so, be sure to visit Enjoy Hampshire for another easy-to-use online guide to what to do and where to go when venturing outside city limits.

There are many sites geared to specific interests of vacationers in the region, and perhaps the most impressive of these is the Southampton City Pub Directory .  This trove for drinkers contains basic data on some 300+ bars, including over fifty links and more than twenty featured establishments, replete with lengthy descriptions and contact info.