1. Grand Canal
Well, hello, you’re in Venice. You’re here for that water. The Grand Canal is Venice’s biggest selling point, and for good reason. In the summer, the light reflects off of the water, gondolas float by, and locals tuck into a gelato and dangle their feet over the edge. In the evenings, the regal palaces light up, exposing their ceiling frescos and grand chandeliers all along the canal.
To really get the full experience, you can book a gondola trip or a water taxi, and travel down the water, gazing at the peasants a-shore. For groups of more than two (obviously), it’s got to be the water taxi, and the good news is they serve champagne. You can book for a big group for a couple of hours, and see Venice like you’ve never seen it before. It’s awesome.