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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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