Located in the walking distance from the riva is Marjan hill, preserved area for walking and recreation activites. From certain points you can enjoy magnificent views at Split and some surrounding towns and villages.
Its cliffs are also used for climbing if you are in the mood for that kind of action.
Split is well served by both local and intercity buses, and the station is very central, right next to the station and ferry port. You can buy tickets there, and the office is open late even on weekends, although it seemed to shut randomly for a quick "pauze" at inopportune moments.
The buses here run to major Balkan destinations, like Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Belgrade and Dubrovnik. There's even a few long distance routes, like Frankfurt. Any route south of the city, like Mostar and Dubrovnik, is going to be spectacular: the views along the Dalmation coast are unforgettable.
Bus quality is quite variable, and depends on the company. All the intercity buses seemed to have air-conditioning, even if it took an hour for it to get the temperature down. The common recommendation is to sit at the back if it gets hot, as the AC works better there. They were mostly comfortable enough.
Seat numbering is totally confusing. The locals don't care, and will get quite frustrated with you if you insist on sitting where you are supposed to. And they won't move. Tourists, however, tend to think that their numbered seat is theirs by right, and will argue with you if you take their seat, even if your seat is already taken by a local!
Just go with the locals and say firmly "seat numbers don't matter" and refuse to budge.
Best Seafood In Town
Boban is a great little restaurant with excellent seafood served in traditional dalmatian fashion. All seafood is either from that days catch, or brought directly from tanks to your table for review before cooking. All of the shellfish, prepared in a simple olive oil sauce are WONDERFUL.