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246 California Instagram Captions, California Quotes & California Puns!

Looking for some great captions, quotes or puns about California to share with your Instagram photos? 

California is one of the most popular US states to visit, full of iconic and breathtakingly beautiful places!

From the glimmering lights of Los Angeles and Hollywood to incredible National Parks such as Joshua Tree and Death Valley that are perfect for hiking and nature lovers, to sipping wine in the vineyards at Napa Valley to kayaking at Lake Tahoe – there is really something for everyone in California!

Here are all my favourite captions, puns and quotes about California – just pick the one that will go perfectly with your pictures!

If you’re heading to California, you’re there right now, or you’re just wanderlusting and looking for some inspiration, you’ll find 246 funny captions, short captions, meaningful quotes, puns as well as jokes and one-liners for your California Instagram pictures right here!

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Best California Instagram Captions

 1. If found, please return to California

2. California state of mind

3. California vibes

4. Find me in California

5. I want a little bit of California

6. Maybe, I just need to go to California

7. California, here we come

8. You had me at California

9. Life in California is beautiful

10. California is calling me, and I must go

11. Crushin on Cali

Funny California Captions For Instagram

12. Kale-ifornia

13. California, still a magical vanity fair

14. The best things in life are free – except parking

15. No, I’m not from Los Angeles. I’m a real person from California

16. I would get onto the 101 at 5 p.m. for you

17. When I said this was my last trip to California, I lied

18. I love California; everything is so artificial

19. I know I’m perfect, I’m from California

20. California: where dreams come true and taxes go to pay for them

21. Super-California-listic-expialidocious

22. Yes, we have earthquakes. No, we don’t talk about them

23. California English: No yeah = yes. Yeah, no = no. Yeah, no, for sure = definitely

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California Sun Captions For Instagram 

24. She stood there bright as the sun on the California Coast

25. California: where it always is summertime

26. California: the land of sunshine and dreams

27. Missing the California sun

28. The sun always shines in California

29. Sun kissing ocean. Beach touching bum

30. California: Sunny nutland

31. Just watching sun-kissed waves drift the day away

32. Here comes the sun

33. Soul full of sunshine

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California Sunset Captions For Instagram

34. Beach bums and setting suns.

35. Sunsets & palm trees.

36. My favorite color is sunset.

37. Dreams are made of sand and sunsets.

38. All you need is California sunset.

39. Sunsets and oceans. It’s what I do.

40. There’s a boulevard called Sunset here.

41. I wanna spend the rest of my sunsets with you in California.

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Cute California Instagram Captions

42. My favorite part of winter is living in California

43. Salt air. Cool breeze. Adventure in my soul

44. California grown

45. Follow me to California

46. California chica

47. Hooray for Hollywood

48. Someone in California loves me

49. West Coast is the best coast

50. One more day in paradise

51. The best things in life are free – and in California

52. By the bay with my bae

53. Here’s to you, California

54. I can’t bear to leave California

Exciting California Captions For Instagram

55. California, here I come!

56. But first, let’s go to California!

57. Take me to California!

58. Eat. Sleep. Breath. California

59. Living my best life in California!

60. Everything is better in California!

61. California forever!

62. California is always a good idea!

63. California knows how to party!

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Dreamy Instagram Captions About California

64. Living the California dream.

65. SoCal dreaming

66. Beach day is everyday in Cali.

67. Welcome to paradise

68. The Golden State: where dreams come true

69. California, where the sun sets on the beach and rises in the mountains.

70. You can’t beat a California sunrise

71. Driving along the California coastline

72. Make your dreams come true in California

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California Dreaming Captions

73. California dreamin

74. California dreams

75. Dream of Californication…

76. If you can dream it, you can do it in California

77. I’m a California girl at heart

78. Can’t wait to be back in California

79. California is always in my mind

80. In a California state of mind

81. I’d rather be in California

Cool West Coast Captions For Instagram

82. I am so West Coast

83. West coast. Best coast

84. West coast babe

85. A week on the West Coast is good for the soul

86. West Coast? More like Best Coast!

87. The sunsets are best on the West Coast.

88. West Coast Vibes

Inspiring California Captions For Instagram

89. California isn’t just a place, it’s a feeling

90. California: a place where anything is possible

91. California is where you get to start over

92. Live your best life in California

93. It’s never too late to go to California

94. The sky is the limit in California

95. I think California has the best energy

96. California is a state of mind

97. Seize the day – and the waves – in California

98. Went to California…. Never looked back

Powerful Captions About California

99. I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to California

100. You only live once – make it count in California

101. The impossible is possible in California

102. A bad day in California is better than a good day anywhere else

103. Follow your heart, even if it takes you to California

104. California is an unbelievable state

105. Reach for the stars – they’re within reach in California

106. In California, anything is possible

107. I know once you come to California you will never look back

Golden California Captions

108. Golden girl

109. Nothing comes close to the Golden Coast

110. Welcome to the golden state

111. Golden State of Mind

112. There is nothing like the Golden State

113. California, the land of the gold diggers since 1848

114. Stay golden

115. Golden beaches, blue skies, and perfect waves

116. In love with the Golden State

117. California: the Golden State of mind

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California Puns And Sayings

118. Leaving California is un-bear-able

119. California: nacho average state

120. California, you make my heart poppy

121. I’m shore glad to be back in California

122. California is all I avo wanted

123. Poppy like it’s hot

124. Sea-sing the day in California

125. I won’t burrito-round the bush! California is stunning

126. California is my sand-tuary

127. Poppy your collar

128. Are you coming Mcway?

California Wine Captions

129. California, you had me at Merlot!

130. I need to un-wine in California

131. I need a Napa after all this wine

132. On cloud wine in California

133. Heard it through the grapevine

134. After drinking so much California wine, I need a Napa!

Big Sur Captions & Puns For Instagram

135. I’m Sur I’ve never seen a place this beautiful

136. There’s a sale at Big Sur: Pfeiffer the price of one!

137. Traveling California was so beautiful, it was a Big Sur-prise

138. Camping in Big Sur is in-tents

Love California Captions

139. California – I just can’t help loving you

140. I love you California

141. I feel in love with California

142. Dear California, I love you

143. California, be mine

144. I fell in love, her name is California

145. California love

146. All you need is love… and a California beach

147. Dear California, I love you to NY and back

Heart California Captions

148. I left my heart in California

149. Listen to your heart even if it takes you all the way to California

150. California has my heart

151. My heart belongs in California

152. California is where my heart is

California Beach Instagram Captions

153. Life’s a beach in California

154. Beach please, I’m from California

155. Life is a beach – and I’m loving it!

156. Sea, sun, and sand – the perfect recipe for happiness

157. Twilight + Beach = Perfection

158. I’m all about palm trees and 80 degrees

159. Good times and tan lines

California Ocean Captions

160. More Pacific Ocean, please.

161. Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair – California, take me there.

162. High tides + good vibes

163. Home is where the waves crash

164. Life is better by the ocean

165. California, I sea you

166. Palm trees and ocean breeze

Happy California Captions

167. Happiness is the sun setting over the California beach

168. California makes me happier

169. California you’re beautiful

170. Happiness is a sunny day at the beach

171. Peace, Love, California

Short California Captions

172. Calif*cking fornia

173. California on my mind

174. California life

175. Cali Girl

176. California bound

177. California roots

178. Next stop, California

179. California AF

180. Hasta la vista, baby

California Home Captions

181. Home is where the heart is. And mine is in California

182. There’s no place like home – especially when it’s in California

183. California: home of the perfect tan

184. Home is where the waves are

Captions About California Girls

185. California girls just wanna have sun!

186. Cali girl: she is sun kissed and ready for anything

187. They write songs about California girls for a reason

188. I’m a California girl

Endearing California Captions

189. There’s no place like California

190. California hair, don’t care

191. Made in California

192. Raised by waves

193. Hella good times

194. I love you like the sun loves California.

195. If I can’t go to heaven, let me go to LA

Interesting California Captions

196. Don’t Californicate the rest of the country

197. You’re not done with LA until LA is done with you

198. You know you’re from California when you don’t call it Cali

199. Welcome to the Hotel California…


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Funny California Quotes

200. “In California the only way to look like you are getting older is to look like you are getting younger…if you can move your forehead over the age of forty, then people become very suspicious.” – Matt Haig

201. “If you’re in California, and it’s raining, stay home because nobody can drive in the rain. It’s like it’s raining frogs. They’re terrified.” – Adam Ferrara

202. “I don’t bother to look for parking space anymore. As soon as I get near Hollywood Boulevard … I sell.” – Bob Hope

203. “Out here in California, in the Pacific Ocean, the sharks have a bad attitude.” – Katy Mixon

204. “California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America.” – Hinton R. Helper

Inspiring Quotes About California 

205. “California is a place of invention, a place of courage, a place of vision, a place of the future. People who made California what it is, were willing to take risks, think outside convention and build.” – Nicolas Berggruen

206. “Always there is a sort of dream of air between you and the hills of California, a veil of unreality in the intervening air. It gives the hills the bloom that peaches have.” – Stella Benson

California Living Quotes

207. “Everyone in California is from somewhere else.” – Wright Morris

208. “There are no old people in California. Nobody ever gets a chance to grow old there. The climate won’t let you. The scenery won’t let you. The life won’t let you.” – Inez Haynes Irwin

209. “There are no real Californians. There are only people who live there and people who don’t.” – Laura Kalpakian

210. “I wanted to move out to California and be near the ocean, start surfing, start being a part of that whole thing.” – Brendon Urie

211. “California is full of homesick people.” – Judy Van Der Veer

Quotes About California By People Who Love It

212. “Every time I come, I’m still amazed at the breadth California has. Big Sur, Yosemite, the desert… I love it.” – Theo James

213. “I love driving; driving along the California coastline is the best drive in the world.” – Al Jardine

214. “I love California. It definitely represents wild freedom.” – Jenny O

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California Weather Quotes

215. “We only have two kinds of weather in California, magnificent and unusual.” – James M Cain

216. “I just realized some things make me happier, and the good weather in California makes me happier.” – Bianca Balti

217. “California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all.” – Inez Haynes Irwin

218. “I don’t remember the last time I couldn’t walk around in shorts all day.” – Linus Torvalds

219. “People actually enjoy it when it rains in San Diego because we never get it. It’s a nice change of pace. When you live in Southern California, everybody says, ‘It’s so expensive there.’ I tell them, ‘It’s just a very expensive weather tax.’” – Steve Finley

Dreamy California Quotes

220. “My California sunrise, there’s a real mist in the air. I think of the mountains. You can smell the farm fields. You can smell the dirt and the lights and the whole sun.” – Jon Pardi

221. “When I came to California, it was the mecca of the world. Every young person on the planet wanted to be here.” – Joni Mitchell

Powerful Quotes About California

222. “There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” – Edward Abbey

223. “You haven’t lived until you’ve died in California.” – Mort Sahl

224. “To capture a California sunset in South Pasadena is to hold an angel’s wings with baited breath.” – Ace Antonio Hall

225. “Trust the horticulturalist: California’s genius may be green, but its underlying beauty is brown.” – Jared Farmer

226. “Everyone who comes to California brings a little of his own state with him. His own old state, regardless of where or when, is always lurking in the back of his memory for comparison with what he finds here.” – Max Miller

California Beach Quotes

227. “California to me as a concept or as an idea always seems like endless optimism and endless opportunity – when people think of California they think of palm trees and blue skies and gorgeous sunsets and beaches and everything else.” – Mark Hoppus

228. “In California, I do like to just chill out and go to the beach, but I love the energy here. I feel very productive when I’m in New York.” – Ashley Greene

229. “I think my best memories are when I go home to California and I get to play beach volleyball with my friends from home.” – Gigi Hadid

Southern California Quotes for Instagram

230. “Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti

231. “Southern California is a nice place, if you could cut out the show-business cancer. It just keeps spreading.” – P.J. O’Rourke

232. “Southern California is the land of crazy men.” – Don Carpenter

233. “In the US imagination, Southern California is a still-wet canvas where seekers who make their way here can paint whatever picture they like against a backdrop of natural beauty. My California is different. I grew up feeling watched by ghosts.” – Adonia E. Lugo

234. “I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near lagoon in Southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill.” – Ted Danson

235. “I know they have palm trees in Southern California. I mean I’m not a complete moron, I’ve watched 90210, and everything.” – Meg Cabot

236. “If you’re a kid in Southern California, somebody – whether it’s you or your parents – somebody throws your hat into the ring and I think everyone had a commercial or two.” – Danny Bonaduce

Quotes About Hollywood 

237. “I love how Hollywood still wants to perpetuate the myth that beaches in Southern California are warm at night.” – Chris Carmack

238. “In Hollywood, we have some of the richest unemployed people in the world. They have suntans. Some of them have chauffeurs in Rolls-Royces waiting outside. They have their golf clubs ready in the car. There is no law that says you cannot play golf while being unemployed.” – Alan Sherman

239. “The ocean-bordered southern part of California has always been a place of Hollywood make-believe, casual opulence, suntans and jewellery.” – Dan Jenkins

240. “If California is a state of mind, Hollywood is where you take its temperature. There is a peculiar sense in which this city existing mainly on film and tape is our national capital, alas, and not just the capital of California. It’s the place where our children learn how and what to dream and where everything happens just before, or just after, it happens to us.” – Ross Macdonald

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Quotes About California Nature

241. “All scenery in California requires distance to give it its highest charm.” – Mark Twain

242. “Nature. That’s the one thing that tips the balance in terms of living here in California. Within minutes, I can be in a desert, at the ocean, in a park, and that’s the most nourishing food for my soul.” – Lara Pulver

243. “Those cool perfect starry California October nights unmatched anywhere in the world.” – Jack Kerouac

Interesting Quotes About California 

244. “In California gold was what God was in the rest of the country: everything, everywhere.” – Claire Vaye Watkins

245. “I’ve never been somewhere I belonged, but there are places where I think I could be happy. Like San Francisco.” – Heather Demetrios

246. “In California there were nuggets the size of walnuts lying on the ground—or so it was said, and truth travels slowly when rumors have wings of gold.” – Cherie Priest

California Captions, Quotes & Puns For Instagram Summary

Hopefully you got lots of inspiration and ideas from these California Instagram captions, quotes and puns and were able to find the ideal one to go with your photos! Whether it’s a famous quote, a funny pun or short caption, you should be able to find one perfect for your California photo!

Do you know any other famous quotes or captions about California? Feel free to leave them in the comments below if so!

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