There’s something about Paris in the springtime that’s just magical. The clouds are slowly starting to clear from the skies, warmer weather is on the way and flowers are beginning to blossom. On those first beautiful days of spring, there’s a palpable happiness in the air. The sidewalks fill with life and the terrace at the local corner café instantly gets back into full swing.

There are a million ways to enjoy Paris in the springtime. Here are a few of our favorites.

Go for a long walk along the Seine, because there’s nothing quite so breathtaking as a sunny stroll along one of the most gorgeous riverfronts in the world. Looking to mix it up? Try walking on Les Berges de Seine, the recently reclaimed thoroughfare that has been turned into a fantastic pedestrian only path right along the river from the Orsay Museum down to the Quai Branly Museum.

Drink a glass of [insert your favorite beverage here] on a terrace. You just kind of have to. It doesn’t really matter where. Just find a pretty terrace at a cute Parisian café that offers a good opportunity for people-watching, and you’re all set.

Visit the sculpture garden at the Rodin Museum. You don’t even have to go into the museum building to see many of Rodin’s masterpieces. Just wander the garden and be inspired by such great works as The Thinker. If you’re in need of a snack or lunch, don’t be shy about heading into the café since the food is surprisingly good.

Commence eating ice cream on Ile Saint Louis. Ice cream in Paris is such an amazing thing. If you want to go classic, start with Berthillon, the most famous ice cream maker in town. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from comparing their flavors against all the other ice cream and gelato shops in Paris during your stay. In fact, we highly encourage it.

Check out a new art exhibit. Lots of new art exhibits come to town in the spring, so the hardest part about going might just be choosing which ones to visit.

Eat falafel in a park in the Marais. This is one of our go to options for a cheap Sunday lunch. Stand in line at one of the many local stands for your falafel, then carry it off to a bench in a nearby park for a real treat.