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rueRoad Trip: Puerto Rico

rueTravels: Puerto Rico

Viva la Puerto Rico! We took a much needed Spring Break to Puerto Rico to warm up & brush off those winter vibes.

As if the blue skies & sunshine weren’t enough to put some spring in our step, the first leg of the rue21 Spring Break photo shoot was captivated in the streets of San Juan next to the most beautiful buildings exuberating every color imaginable with each turn. The architectural details were enough to take you back to another world.

Arriving on the heels of one of the biggest festivals in the world, we took in all the Puerto Rican vibes. The San Sebastian Street Festival had the streets filled and music pumping throughout all of Old San Juan. What is the San Sebastian Festival? Yeah, we wondered the same thing & had no idea what we got ourselves into until we touched down in Puerto Rico. This festival has been an annual event in Old San Juan since 1970 and first started out as a community fundraiser. Organized originally by a priest at the San Jose Church (located on San Sebastian Street) to celebrate the fest day of San Sebastian, it’s now evolved into a 4-day event, go-to festival, full of not only locals, but tourists. In fact, so many people show up that the only mode of transportation is to come into the city by boat or cab. The streets are open and the festival is flowing full of music, dancing, drinks, food, & crafts.

Leaving Old San Juan was hard, but not as bad when your next destination is a tropical island.

By boat, plane & car, we made it to Vieques. Taking one step off the boat the view was enough to die for. Seriously, still dying for that view. Only taking in the vibes of this island for a couple days, we were sure to soak up every second. Between the clear blue waves on Playa la Plata, watching wild horses run next to our car, feasting on authentic Puerto Rican mofongo & flan, and watching the sunset next to a fire pit, we felt just like locals.

Experience Puerto Rico with rue21 with the launch of our Spring Break collection hitting stores & online in March!

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