225 California Captions for the Best West Coast Vibes

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California Captions for Your Next Viral Post

I don’t care what anyone says, West Coast is the best coast. Period.

If you just came back from an epic Golden State trip, these CA quotes will pair perfectly with your vacationgram.

Best California Quotes for Instagram

  1. California dreamin’.
  2. California state of mind.
  3. I left my heart in California.
  4. Exploring the beauty of California one adventure at a time.
  5. The perfect mix of adventure and relaxation in Cali.*

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  1. A west coast sunset never gets old.
  2. West Coast, best coast.
  3. Sunshine on my mind.
  4. Life is better in flip flops and a bikini.
  5. California is always a good idea.
  6. California, where every day feels like a vacation.
  7. No need to ask for directions; the sun always leads you to California.
  8. Home is where the heart is, and mine is in California.
  9. Lost in the magic of the California coast.
  10. California, my heart beats for you.
  11. All you need is a California sunset.
  12. Making memories in sunny California.
  13. Living the California dream, one Instagram post at a time.

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*Locals cringe at people who call it “Cali” instead of California. But all the non-Californians use it and it’s a cute slang so hey! Do what you will with this information.

Short Quotes About California

  1. Crushin’ on Cali.
  2. You had me at California.
  3. Cali vibes.
  4. Peace. Love. California.
  5. My happy place.
  6. California bound.
  7. Always happy in the Golden State!
  8. In a golden state of mind.
  9. Living in a Golden State of mind.
  10. Golden state soul.
  11. Cali raised.
  12. West coast wanderer.
  13. At home in California.
  14. California girl.
  15. California love.
  16. The magic of California.
  17. Can’t get enough of California.

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  1. In-N-Out please!
  2. We’ll always have California.
  3. Dear California, I love you.
  4. Happiness is a week in California.
  5. California forever.

Cute California Instagram Captions

  1. Cali beach babes.
  2. California is calling and I must go.
  3. Always say yes to California.
  4. California is all I’ve ever wanted.
  5. California hair, don’t care.

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  1. I’m a Cali girl for the weekend.
  2. Soaking up the California sun.
  3. Golden State. Golden skies. Golden skin.
  4. Sun-kissed in Cali.
  5. Sun-kissed in SoCal.
  6. Sunsets are prettier when I’m in Cali.
  7. In California, we don’t tan, we glow.
  8. California, you have my heart.
  9. Pacific Coast paradise.
  10. Paradise found in California.
  11. Making memories in California.
  12. Living my best life in California.
  13. Eat. Sleep. Breathe. California.
  14. Sunsets, palm trees, and California in my heart.

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California Love Quotes

  1. In California, I fell in love with love.
  2. In the land of endless summer, I found my endless love.
  3. California is not just a place, it’s a feeling of love that fills your soul.
  4. Our hearts beat to the rhythm of California.
  5. In California, love is a state of being that flows like the Pacific Ocean.
  6. Falling in love feels like a California sunset – beautiful, magical, and endless.
  7. Our love story began with “hello” and became epic in California.
  8. There’s something about California that makes falling in love so easy.
  9. In California, love is the golden thread that weaves together the fabric of life.
  10. In California, love is like a warm embrace that surrounds you everywhere you go. 
  11. California love is the sweetest love.
  12. Cali love, forever and always.
  13. My heart whispers your name in every California breeze.
  14. California is where love is a kaleidoscope of colors that paints the sky at sunset.
  15. California is where love stories are written in the sand and etched in the stars.
  16. Like the Pacific, my love for you is deep and endless.

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  1. We found love and sunshine in the Golden State.
  2. Our love is as vast and vibrant as California.
  3. California is where love is a story that unfolds in the beauty of nature and the magic of the city. 
  4. It was a California love affair.
  5. California is where the magic happens, and love is the greatest magic of all.

Quotes About California Beaches

  1. Surf’s up in Cali.
  2. California, I sea you.
  3. California is my sand-tuary.
  4. Exploring the Golden State one beach at a time.
  5. I’m shore glad to be back in California.

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  1. Surfs up beaches!
  2. Life is better by the ocean.
  3. Life’s a beach in California.
  4. Golden beaches, blue skies, and perfect waves.
  5. Nothing beats the beaches in California.
  6. Nothing beats a beach day in Cali.
  7. You go to California for the beaches.
  8. Seas-ing the day in California.
  9. Sun, surf, sand, and Cali.
  10. Beach please, I’m from California.

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  1. Forever chasing the California sun.
  2. Cali vibes only.
  3. Good vibes and good times in California.
  4. Every day’s a beach day in Cali.

Quotes About LA

  1. If you can’t go to heaven, LA is the next best thing.
  2. Relationship status: In love with sunsets and this city.
  3. I left my heart in LA.
  4. Endless summer in LA.
  5. Living off of iced coffee and sunshine.
  6. Somewhere between living and dreaming, there’s Beverly Hills.
  7. Call me an angel, ‘cause I’m in a city full of them.

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Need more inspo? See my LA captions guide.

San Francisco Quotes

  1. Dear San Francisco, I will never get over you.
  2. Happiness is holding tickets that say San Francisco.
  3. San Francisco is the city that other cities can only dream of being.
  4. Either you love San Francisco or you are wrong.
  5. Meet me in San Francisco.

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Complete list here – “San Francisco Captions That Will Get You in a Golden State of Mind.”

Napa Valley Quotes

  1. Today’s good mood is sponsored by wine and Napa Valley. 
  2. All this wine makes me need a Napa.
  3. Cheers to Napa Valley!
  4. Having a grape time.
  5. Living that Napa Valley life.
  6. Meet me at the vineyard.
  7. It’s wine o’clock somewhere.

Big Sur Captions

  1. Big Sur: Nature’s playground.
  2. Lost in the wonder of Big Sur’s rugged beauty.
  3. Whispers of love carried by the ocean breeze in Big Sur.
  4. Chasing adventures and catching views in Big Sur.
  5. It was such a Big Sur-prise.
  6. Big Sur, where every view is a cliffhanger.

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Yosemite Quotes

  1. Breathtaking beauty at Yosemite National Park.
  2. Yo-se-mi-tearing over these mountains.
  3. Embracing the adventure in Yosemite’s backcountry.
  4. Soaking in the beauty of Yosemite’s alpine lakes.
  5. Discovering the secrets of Yosemite’s hidden waterfalls.
  6. Feeling small in the presence of Yosemite’s giant sequoias.

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Captions for San Diego

  1. Greetings from San Diego.
  2. Sun, sand, and San Diego.
  3. Having fun in the Sun Diego.
  4. My heart is in San Diego.
  5. San Diego, I’m yours.
  6. San Diego girl.

Other Destination-Specific California IG Captions

  1. Life is better with a view of the California coast.
  2. Cruising down the California coast.
  3. Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway with good company.
  4. That ride spun me around so much, I’m feeling Disney.
  5. Promise you won’t desert me in Death Valley!

More California Captions for Instagram

  1. Living the California lifestyle.
  2. Living that California life.
  3. I need some California in my life.
  4. Is it heaven or is it California?

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  1. Living in California: Sunshine always, fun times guaranteed!
  2. Can’t wait to be back in California!
  3. Absolutely obsessed with California.
  4. Love everything about California!
  5. I can’t believe it’s not paradise… Oh wait, it’s just California.
  6. Riding off into the sunset in California.
  7. That Cali sunset glow tho.
  8. There’s nothing quite like a California summer – full of sunshine, fun, and pure happiness.
  9. The colors of a California summer: Bright, bold, and full of life.
  10. California sunsets never disappoint.
  11. You can never watch too many sunsets in Cali.
  12. Cheers to endless horizons and golden skies in the Golden State.
  13. The perfect California getaway.
  14. California is my favorite place in the world!
  15. They write songs about California girls for a reason.

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Lyrics About California

  1. “Nothing comes close to the golden coast.” – “California Gurls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dog.
  2. “California girls, we’re unforgettable” – “California Gurls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dog.
  3. “But here I am, next to you. The sky is so blue in Malibu.” – “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus.
  4. “City of stars, are you shining just for me?” – “City of Stars” from La La Land.
  5. “I’ve got a pocketful of sunshine.” – “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield.
  6. “Welcome to the Hotel California.” – “Hotel California” by Eagles.
  7. “Dream of Californication.” – “Californiacation” by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  8. “California knows how to party” – “California Love” by Tupac ft. Dr. Dre.
  9. “California, here I come!” – “California, Here I Come!” by Al Jolson.
  10. “I’m your biggest fan, California, I’m coming home.” – “California” by Joni Mitchell.

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  1. “She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast.” – “Hollywood Nights” by Bob Seger.
  2. “You look so Seattle, but you feel so LA.” – “Irresistible” by Fall Out Boy.
  3. “Made up my mind to make a new start, going to California with an aching in my heart.” – “Going to California” by Led Zeppelin.
  4. “I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be.” – “Hello” by Adele.
  5. “I wish they all could be California girls.” – “California Girls” by Beach Boys.
  6. “Hey, here’s to you California, beautiful haze of suburbia, living in the perfect weather, spending time inside together.” – “California” by Blink 182.

California Puns

  1. California-cation.
  2. Keep palm and carry on.
  3. Super-California-listicexpialidocious.
  4. Feeling LA-zy under the Californian sun.

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  1. In Cali-dise.
  2. Going In-N-Out animal-style.
  3. Cali-fun-ia time!
  4. Sun’s out, hamburger buns out!
  5. Here’s the 101 on Cali.
  6. I won’t burrito-round the bush! California is stunning.

Funny California Quotes

  1. The only thing hotter than the California sun is me in my swimsuit. 
  2. I’m not a morning person, but I’ll wake up early for a California sunrise.
  3. California is the land of opportunity, and the opportunity to take awesome Instagram photos.

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  1. California, where flip flops are always in fashion.
  2. I left my heart in California, and my sunscreen too.
  3. In California, even the traffic has a therapist.
  4. California is where the grass is greener and the traffic is heavier.
  5. In California, they don’t measure rain in inches, they measure it in Instagram posts.
  6. Got 99 problems, but California living isn’t one.
  7. I came, I saw, I got a sunburn. Worth it.

California Sayings Related to Food (That Are Also Funny)

  1. There’s no better duo than avocado and toast.
  2. Forget the flowers, buy her tacos.
  3. Kale-ifornia.
  4. California is all I avo wanted.

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  1. There’s a lot of magic in a California roll.
  2. California Burrito. If you know, you know.
  3. I came for the sunshine, stayed for the tacos.
  4. In California, we put everything on a tortilla and call it a wrap.
  5. Just another day in paradise… With a side of avocados.
  6. California, where even the avocados are extra.
  7. California cuisine? Avocado everything.
  8. In California, they don’t say “I love you,” they say “I can’t live without my kombucha.”
  9. If bad decisions need a cleanse, California’s got the juice!

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Famous California Phrases

  1. “You haven’t lived until you’ve died in California.” – Mort Sahl.
  2. “California is a place where you can find anything and everything.” – Cher.
  3. “I’d rather be in California than anyplace else.” – Greyson Chance.
  4. “California is a place of freedom and self-expression, where individuality is celebrated, and conformity is challenged.” – Marianne Williamson.
  5. “In California, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.” – Woody Allen.
  6. “I love California. It’s the only place where you can fall asleep in the mountains and wake up at the beach.” – Kaley Cuoco.

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  1. “California is a place where you can be anybody you want to be.” – Glenn Frey.
  2. “California is a place of infinite possibility, where the only limits are the ones we impose upon ourselves.” – Ansel Adams.
  3. “You know what I like about California? It’s a combination of people and landscape. It’s people who are open to new ideas, maybe a little eccentric, individualistic, but also look to the future. They don’t care about the tradition, they care about what’s next.” – Hugh M. Hefner.
  4. “I am in love with California. It’s a wonderful place to be.” – Anne Rice.
  5. “I’d rather be in prison in California than free anywhere else.” – Inez Haynes Irwin.
  6. “California is a place of resilience and perseverance, where people rise up from the ashes and rebuild their lives after tragedy.” – LeBron James.
  7. “The California sun shines on everyone.” – Tom Bradley.
  8. “California is a place where dreams are made, and the impossible becomes possible.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  9. “California is always in my mind.” – David Hockney.
  10. “I have found the American dream in California.” – J. Paul Getty.

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