In the vicinity of Makarska there are many excursion destinations. If you travel by ship, you have trips to the islands of a href="http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brač"""Brac, and a hrf="../Korčula""Korcula, which are popular tourist destinations with lots of colorful landscapes, bays and small towns. To the west you can go by bus to Radman Mills, famous resorts by the river of Cetina where tourists go down the river (rafting) or have lunch at a restaurant along the river with local cuisine and local specialties. If you go on for another 30 km, you arrive in Split, center of Dalmatia. Split is known for Diocletian's palace from the 4th century, and is the economic center of Dalmatia (225 000 inhabitants). Behind Split is another town with many historical monuments - Trogir.
If you decide to go to the mountain Biokovo, you can take one of two organized trips on any day of the week. You will climb to a height of 1800 meters and the entire region is in sight. To the east path leads toa href="http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Međugorje"""Medjugorje or along the coast road to The famous shrine of Medjugorje (100 km) in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, has become a very famous attraction in recent years. It is needless to talk about Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has become a number one destination for business people and movie stars. The old fortress and the old town rich in cultural heritage can not leave anyone indifferent. A little further (130 km) to the west is the Krka estuary with beautiful waterfalls that you can reach by bus and boat.