Walking along the tree-lined river embankments is the favourite past time of the locals at any time of the year and the view of the Volga on one side and the many historical buildings on the other is delightful. Along the way you will pass dozens of (mostly 16th Century) churches, as well as the spit (strelka) which juts out at the point where two rivers meet. In the summer there are dancing fountains on the strelka, while classical music is blasted out of various speakers all year long. Further along the Kotorsol river side of the embankment there is a large beach and a rickety amusement park. Look out for lovers leaving symbolic padlocks on the railings of the pavilions and numerous buskers tooting away on their instruments. The whole embankment route is kilometers long - and fortunately there are numerous cafes to rest en route.