Running along the side of Diocletian’s Palace is the riva, a seafront promenade lined with tall palm trees, bustling cafés, and shaded benches. Stretching from the handy scale model of Split at the east end to the popular Marmontova shopping strip to the west, the riva is the buzziest location in town. Fashion-conscious locals stroll the seafront showing off their latest outfits before grabbing a spot at a sunny café to meet for gossip and hour-long coffee dates. Joining this Split ritual is a must-do experience. The riva is also a great spot to hang out as you wait for your ferry or catamaran to the islands.