- Be Prepared - The best advice anyone can get for any kind of day trip is to really plan it out and prepare the whole thing ahead of time. The whole purpose of a day trip is to try and fit a lot of different activities and experiences into a short amount of time, and this will be made a lot easier if you prepare an itinerary and note down all the things you want to do and see. Also, be prepared to not see everything. It's impossible to fully explore and appreciate a major city like Venice in just one day, so pick and choose the things you want to do and be reasonable about your expectations.
- Getting Around - Getting around in Venice can be done by foot, by water bus, or by water taxi. Wearing some good quality walking shoes is always a sensible idea as most visitors will be doing a lot of walking over the various bridges and along the beautiful city streets of Venice. A one-day pass for the water bus system is relatively cheap and can help you get around quite quickly, but if you look at maps before you go, it's perfectly possible to see a lot of Venice purely by walking.
- Food And Drink - Venice is home to some wonderful restaurants and high quality bars and cafés, so you'll have a lot of different options for food and drink. It's worth packing a few snacks and some bottled water of your own too, just to stay hydrated and energized throughout the day, but sampling some of the local flavors is a must-do for any Venice visitor. Stopping off at a bacaro, a small bar serving affordable drinks and fun snacks, is always a good idea and a perfect option for those looking for an authentic Venetian experience without wanting to spend too much time sat down in one place.
- Things To Do - Venice is a big city with a lot to see. Some of the most popular locations include the San Marco bello tower, which offers extraordinary views of the cityscape, and the iconic Piazza San Marco, home to some of the most beautiful historic buildings in the whole of Venice and the perfect place to grab a cappucino. There are several other piazzas and square dotted around the city, all with their own charms and advantages, with Campo Santa Maria and Campo Santo Stefano being a couple of key examples. Those interested in art and culture can stop off at a museum or gallery like the Galleria dell'Accademia, while those on a romantic trip should certainly opt for a gondola ride.