If you have time and want to leave the bustle of Venice, look around your environment and you will discover some of its picturesque islands, like the island of Burano in the north, which is extremely striking for its charm and color. Take a vaporetto (water bus) around and within 45 minutes, you'll stop at various islands, one of the most enchanting being Burano. This island is very touristy but highly recommended. It will surprise you, like a picture painted by children, all different colored houses, along with their boats. There are several theories about it, some say seeing a fisherman's homes or boat painted in a bright color was the only way to recognize them in the distance. It is an area with a dense fog and was a form of recognition. Lose yourself in its streets full of clothes hanging on the doors and balconies. Don't follow the crowd when they leave the water bus, stop, look and go your own direction.
A 10 minute vaporetto in Venice, there is absolutely nothing. A few odd restaurants where you can eat well and glass shops. If you like the glass figures, lamps, pendants, or earrings this is your place! If not you will be bored, so do not bother going.
The cemetery of Venice is known as the Island of the Dead and it's good to hike here for a few hours to escape the bustle of the city. It's between Venice and Murano, about 5 minutes from the first, and any of the vaporetto lines 41 and 42 stop here before Murano. The island is completely dedicated to the cemetery and can not be extended so ossuaries are renewed periodically. Several famous people buried here, the most famous is Stravinsky.