May 23–Sep 29, 2013 Museo del Vetro
Fondamenta Giustinian 8
Party Earth Review Located near both the University of Venice and Ca’ Foscari University, Campo Santa Margherita has earned a reputation as the primary nightlife area in Venice, and particularly caters to the area’s high-spirited student population. The square’s boisterous activity, helped along by a dozen small bars open every night until ... more
Campo Santa Margherita
Party Earth Review Produce and fish market by day and casual meeting place by night, the three squares that make up the Erbaria on the San Polo side of the Rialto Bridge create an informal meeting place for young locals and visitors alike. At the center of the city’s daytime commercial and tourist activity, the bustling Erbaria begins to ... more
Sotoportego de l'Erbaria
May 23–Nov 24, 2013 La Biennale
Ca' Giustinian, San Marco 1364/A
Party Earth Review The most heavily trafficked tourist area in Venice – and hub of the delightful winter Carnevale scene – the beautiful Piazza San Marco is an historic square featuring everything from high-end boutique shopping and art to upscale restaurants and bars. Although the square is filled with vacationers snapping pictures during ... more
Piazza San Marco
May 23–Oct 13, 2013 Ca' Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art
Sestiere Santa Croce, 2076
Party Earth Review The only club of its kind in the city, the Venice Jazz Club is an intimate music venue with an artsy, almost underground vibe. The club attracts a savvy clientele of jazz lovers who gather to appreciate classic jazz, bossa nova, and hot improvisations played by some of the area’s finest musicians. The slightly edgy mood ... more
Dorsoduro 3102, Ponte dei Pugni
Party Earth Review Though Venice itself is built right on the water, swimming is not an option in the canals or lagoon. Luckily, a short ferry ride will take sunbathers to Lido, an island that forms part of the city and that offers six miles of sandy beaches on the warm Adriatic Sea. Although most of the beach is privately owned by the island ... more
May 29–Nov 24, 2013 Every odd numbered year in Venice, locals and tourists are treated to the contemporary art exhibition known as Venice Biennale. Venice Biennale is one of the most prestigious cultural exhibitions in the world, encompassing the Venice Film ... moreThroughout the city
Lounge / Beach Bar / Beach Club
Party Earth Review Arguably the best summer nightspot in Venice, Aurora Beach Club is a lively music club right on the beach in Lido that brings a much-needed club energy to the lagoon during the warmer months. With euphoric music, colorful lights, a dance floor, and a bar serving top-notch summer elixirs, this club under the stars ... more
Lungomare D’Annunzio, 20/x
While an array of events and nightlife options makes the city attractive to a younger party crowd, the daytime pleasures should not be overlooked, and there’s no shortage of things to do in Venice regardless of the time.
The maze of streets and canals are a pleasure to wander, whether it’s merely to enjoy the stunning architecture, ogle the plazas and landmarks, or laze about in a waterfront park.
A gondola ride on the Grand Canal is one of the signature things to do for tourists, but just chilling outdoors at one of the endless cafés and watching the boats go by is sometimes even better.
Venice is also known for its shopping, especially in and around Piazza San Marco where everything from high-end fashion boutiques to small stores selling Venetian glass handicrafts line the picturesque streets.