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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with rue21

There’s something about summer that brings out the explorer in all of us. School’s out, the sun is finally shining and it’s time to start crossing things off the summer bucket list you’ve been planning! If you’re looking for some adventure (and dope ig pics), check out our ultimate summer bucket list!

#1 Amusement Park

Amusement parks are the best for breezy summer days because the day is full of sweet treats, and if you plan it just right…castles! If you love thrills, you already know you’re gonna have a great time, but there’s so much more. Shop your heart out, eat all the funnel cakes and character-shaped food and sing along with live entertainers. Plus, pro tip: bring your comfy kicks because you’ll be doing a whole lot of walking! The best part? Carnivals, fairs and all the roller coaster rides pop up everywhere this season, so hit ‘em up while it’s hot!

#2 Picnic

An ultimate summer bucket list needs an ultimate summer picnic! Not your average picnic, though. Grab a cute plaid blanket, your favorite lunch and snack foods and your entire girl squad—get ready for an epic summer brunch outside! Explore somewhere new or to hit up your favorite local park or campus lawn.


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#3 Pool Party

There’s nothing like the refreshing cool of jumping cannon-ball style into a pool on a hot summer day. Just kick it up a notch with the guys. Order some pizza, plug in a speaker and call up your squad for the best kind of summer day. Make sure to grab a new swimsuit that your friends will be eyeing up!

Summer Bucket List Pool Party

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#4 Road Trip

We’re all about long road trips across the country—windows down, music up, feet on the dash—epic adventures. But LBH, sometimes keeping it close is even more fun! This summer, make sure you get in a classic road trip. Fill up your tank, blast some tunes and text your gal pals for a trip around the world (or around your town)! Don’t forget to pack snacks and a pair of trendy new sunnies for those Insta pics!

Summer Bucket List Road Trip

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#5 Lake Trip

If you can make it to the beach, babe, do it! But you don’t need to travel far to feel the sand under your toes. Lots of local and state parks have amazing lakes with sandy beaches, and whether you’re on a boat, paddle board or just soaking in the sun, being by the water is the best feeling. Go from an evening splashin’ in your swim to a night by the fire pit, and enjoy a peaceful (or totally wild) trip with your friends.

Lake Trip
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Summer is the perfect adventure just waiting to happen. Long nights, sun-drenched days and all the small moments that make these three months so incredibly epic. Follow our summer bucket list for even more inspo, and if you’re sporting rue21 while adventuring with your friends, make sure to use #YOUinrue on Instagram and tag @rue21 for a chance to be featured!


What’s on your summer bucket list? Tell us in the comments below!

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