Best Bar: The Chilworth Arms is located just ten minutes away from Jurys Inn and offers a wide range of beers and wines and delicious food.
Best Restaurant: Always popular with the locals, Olivetree (Oxford Street) offers a large selection of fresh homemade food.
Best Kept Secret: The New Forest National Park is Britain's smallest national park and is inhabitated by a huge variety of wildlife. If wildlife isn't your thing, visit the Ocean Village that overlooks the marina and is surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars.
The Mayflower Theatre is the largest theatre in the South offering magical evenings with the most spectacular touring musicals - many direct from the West End - plus opera, ballet, and some of the biggest names in popular music and comedy. Pre and post theatre dining available as well as themed nights. Packages available for theatre tickets, dinner, taxi and overnight stay with breakfast available at Jurys Inn. To book this package, please visit the Mayflower Theatre website or call (+44) 2380 711824.
This museum located near Ocean Village, is dedicated to telling the incredible story of aviation in the Solent area. At the museum many of the planes that made Southampton famous are on display. You can see the streamlined seaplane that competed in the 1929 Schneider Trophy, go on board one of the great Sandringham Flying Boats, or sit at the controls of a jet fighter which held the air speed record. The Spitfire, Britain's most famous fighter plane was designed by R J Mitchell and built locally, and you can see one of the last and fastest, along with many other aircraft of local interest.
Southampton Municipal Golf Course is only 5 minutes from the hotel. Open 7 days a week during daylight hours. Tee times bookable. Considered one of the finest pay and play courses. Southampton Municipal Golf Course consists of two well established layouts. The JH Taylor design boasts an 18 hole and 9 hole course offering a fascinating mix of challenges to golfers of all standards.
Facilities include: 18-hole Practice ground, 2 Putting greens and Chipping area, Practice Nets, Teaching services/lessons available, Clubs available to hire, Bar and Restaurant, Free Parking and Changing Facilities.
St Mary's Leisure Centre is only 5 minute walk from the hotel. Open 7 days a week- Monday to Friday 9.15am to 10.00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Facilities include: Fitness Suite, Weights Room, Squash Courts, Climbing Wall, Badminton and an activity room with punch bags.
*Induction may be required prior to using fitness suite and/ or weights room
Southampton Art Gallery has the finest collection of 20th century art outside London and regularly holds major exhibitions.
The city's prosperity during the medieval period is reflected by the town walls, towers and other buildings in the Old Town such as the Wool House, Tudor House Museum, and St Michaels Church. About half of the original one-mile circuit of town walls still survives, with 13 of the original 29 towers and six of the eight gates still standing.