What's up there? Many wondrous things! There are many objects that might be visible and get your notice. The planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and maybe Mars and even Mercury may be bright enough to garner your attention.
Venus is the queen of the planets and under the right conditions can have a magnitude approaching -4.5. (Note that the more negative the magnitude, the brighter the object: the full moon has a magnitude of -12.5, which appears almost 1700 times brighter than Venus and the sun is -26.7. For more about magnitude read Magnitude and How it Works.) Jupiter, the largest of the planets and the fourth brightest object in the sky, can reach a magnitude of -2.9 with Mars next at -2.8 with a distinct reddish hue. The elusive Mercury, which when it can be seen, is always very low in the sky, near the sun at sunrise or sunset and it can reach -1.5. Saturn, the ringed planet, rounds out the list of naked-eye visible planets with a magnitude of -0.3. As a point of reference the human eye can only make out stars down to a magnitude of +6 (remember, the more negative the magnitude, the brighter the object) .
The inner planets, Mercury and Venus will always be relatively low in the sky and be visible in the evening or morning because of the geometry of their orbits and the Earth's. The outer planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen throughout the night from evening to morning and can appear in the sky anywhere from horizon to zenith (the point in the sky directly above you). This is also due to the geometry of their orbits and the Earth’s.