Aloha mural by OG SLICK - @og_slick
Whether you need a “treat yo self” day or have a special someone to explore with, use this ride as a guide to fall in love with all Hawaii has to offer! We will ride around Oahu and check out some spots that will help you feel the romance of this beautiful destination. This ride takes place in Honolulu and its surrounding neighborhoods with stops in Kaka’ako and Waikiki. Bike share stations are plentiful, so if you don't have your own set of wheels take advantage of the many Biki stations around the neighborhoods (gobiki.org).
Daitarn mural by 123KLAN - @123klan
Start the day with your go-to morning drink and a stroll around Kaka'Ako! This neighborhood is full of fantastic street art and stops you won’t want to miss. A good place to start is “Morning Point.” You’ll see murals all around you, so after some morning fuel, hop on your wheels and find your favorite.
If you want to get some shopping in, make sure to visit “SALT at our Kaka’Ako.” Add vinyl to your collection at “Hungry Ear Records” or stop by “Lonohana Estate Chocolate” to nourish your sweet tooth — whatever your interest, there’s a store for you.
He’e octopus mural by CZOLK - @czolk
A Biki Station in Kaka'Ako
Views at the Foster Botanical Garden
Foster Botanical Garden is one of five public botanical gardens on Oahu, and with this close location, it makes for an easy ride. Covering 13.5 acres, this garden is a great option if you can't get further into the island and explore the amazing fauna Hawaii has to offer. Take your time as you stroll — make sure to grab a bird brochure and see what species you can spot. If you have extra time, wander over to the Butterfly Garden and see if you can snap a photo of one!
Time well spent in the Butterfly Garden
Can you name this flower?
Rebecca Louise Law: Awakening
Right in the heart of Honolulu, HoMA (Honolulu Museum of Art) is a unique gathering place where art, history, culture, and education converge. This museum is a treasure trove of galleries and boasts some of the island’s most stunning architecture. Check out the current temporary exhibits along with the permanent collection.
During our time, we got to see “Rebecca Louise Law: Awakening,” an immersive multi-gallery experience that was well worth the visit. See if you can find the Hawaiian favorite “Stitch” (from Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch”). There’s also a great cafe where you can grab a coffee or a treat.
A peek into one of many courtyards
Oval by Takashi Murakami - @takashipom
Reveries: The Art of Hung Liu - @hungliuartist
Don’t miss a stop at “Liliha Bakery,” a local favorite. With roots dating back all the way to 1950, this bakery does baked goods and other larger meals right. Grab a table and see why everyone loves it here. We went with the “Loco Moco,” a traditional Hawaiian plate that consists of white rice topped with a hamburger, a fried egg, and brown gravy. There are many variations and Liliha’s is delicious! It wouldn't be a Bakery without pastries and treats, so make sure and grab something uniquely Hawaiian to snack on at our next stop.
So many options at Liliha Bakery
Views from the bike path to Waikiki
What's a romantic day without some beach time? Getting to Waikiki, Honolulu’s most famous beach, is an easy and beautiful ride. Find a spot along the shore and take some time to relax! It’s easy to see why this beach is such a huge travel destination for many.
There are a ton of rental places along the beach if you’re in the mood to surf or boogie board. If you want to do some designer shopping or check out local vendors, Kalakaua Avenue is nearby. Stay for the sunset or in true Hawaiian tradition, gift your leis to the Duke Kahanamoku Statue while you’re there.
Views from Sky Waikiki Raw and Bar
A great way to end the day of adventure is at the Sky Waikiki Raw and Bar. This rooftop bar overlooks Waikiki and gives you a bird's eye view of the ocean and Diamond Head. With an offering of fresh seafood, refreshing champagne, and handcrafted cocktails, it makes for the perfect end to your Love Hawaii day. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time and cheers to yourself, or your partner, for a great day on two wheels in Honolulu.
A spread as good as the view!
Mahalo for riding with us and falling in love with Hawaii!
Story by PeopleForBikes' Michael DeHerrera, digital content creator