Venice is fun, a little pricey
Venice is fun, lots of things to do. It's a really touristy city, so if you go there make sure you plan ahead and get your tickets for whatever you want to do beforehand for the bigger attractions like St. Mark's Basilica (a really cool tour, by the way). There's a free beach in Lido (last stop on the 1 line of the Vaporetto) which is actually pretty nice for a public beach. My group also went to the Accademia gallery, which was really cool if you like pre-19th century art.
Insider Tip:It can get really crowded in the summer, so if you can manage to be there during the week instead of weekend, it's probably better. Getting the Vaporetto (water bus) ticket is worth it because it's the cheapest and fastest way to get around the city. Make sure you bring an umbrella because it rains a lot. Check out things on the internet to inform yourself about attractions and tourist traps. Some of the suggestions we got were really good. And always keep your personal belongings close to your body.