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100 Brilliant California Captions for Instagram

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This is the ultimate list of the best California captions for Instagram posts! Famous for its beautiful landscapes and surf culture, the golden state has something for everyone! If you’ve been exploring, you’re sure to have some incredible photos.

Choose from our collection of awesome California quotes for Instagram to ensure you describe the moment perfectly. Everything is nicely organized, all you have to do is pick your favorite!

Keep reading to enjoy our incredible list of Cali quotes and captions!

California Captions for Instagram

California captions for Instagram
  • West Coast, best coast. 🌊
  • California sights & unforgettable nights.
  • California dreamin’. 🌴
  • Golden state of mind. 💛
  • Cali grown.
  • California, you’ve got a special place in my heart. ❤️
  • West coast babe.
  • Follow your heart, even if it takes you to California.
  • Cali vibes only. ✌️
  • Take me to the Golden Gate. 🌉
  • Road trippin’ down the California coast. 🚗
  • Hollywood, here I come! 🎥
  • California sunsets are unforgettable. 🌅
  • Catching waves and California rays. 🌊

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California captions
  • I’m in a good place right now. Not emotionally, I’m just in California.
  • Living that California life. 
  • Soul full of sunshine.
  • Keep palm and carry on. 🌴
  • Surfin’ USA! 🏄‍♂️
  • West Coast? More like Best Coast!
  • Nothing comes close to the golden coast.
  • Life’s a beach in California.
  • Whatever you need, you’ll find it in California.
  • California state of mind.
  • Cali republic.
  • Home is where the waves crash.
  • I would get onto the 101 at 5 p.m. for you.
  • Heard it through the grapevine.
  • California, I sea you.

Check Out: Sacramento Captions for Instagram

California Instagram captions
  • California girls just wanna have sun!
  • I should probably move here, right?
  • Living that Cali life.
  • Poppy like it’s hot.
  • Happiness is a week in California.
  • There is science, logic, and reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
  • California bound.

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Los Angeles Captions for Instagram

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  • Making memories in California.
  • Dear California, I love you.
  • Golden girl.
  • The coolest people are from California.
  • West Coast is the best coast.
  • Not leaving anything behind in California but my heart.
  • Made in California.
  • There’s California…. And then there’s everywhere else.
California trip captions
  • California knows how to party. I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to California.
  • My soul lives in California.
  • When I said this was my last trip to California, I lied.
  • I can’t keep calm, I’m going to California!
  • You haven’t lived until you’ve died in California.
  • They write songs about California girls for a reason.
  • Crushin’ on Cali.

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  • If they can’t do it in California, it can’t be done anywhere.
  • Find me where the waves are. 
  • California grown.
  • There’s no place like California.
  • Home is where the heart is, and the heart is in California.
  • If the question involves California, the answer is yes.
  • My favorite part of winter is living in California.
  • West Coast Vibes.
  • California days and sunny rays.
  • California officially has my heart.

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  • Cali raised.
  • Life is short, go to California! 
  • This is paradise.
  • Any day is a good day in California.
  • It’s a California thing, you wouldn’t understand.
  • Driving along the California coastline.
  • California, the land of the gold diggers since 1848.
  • Here comes the sun.

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  • High tides + good vibes.
  • You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a plane ticket to California and that’s pretty much the same thing.
  • This place makes me feel most alive. 
  • Cali girl.
  • Take me back to California.
  • California hair, don’t care.

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Palm Tree Captions for Instagram

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  • California, I’m yours!
  • I’d rather be in California.
  • Take me to California.
  • I am all about the palm trees and 80 degrees.
  • Now I know why they call California the Golden State.
  • From Los Angeles to Sacramento, you’ll find me in Cali.
Cali captions
  • My favorite color is West Coast sunset.
  • Once upon a time in California.
  • If I can’t go to heaven, let me go to California. 
  • California forever.
  • I can finally tick California off my bucket list.
  • I’m shore glad to be back in California.
  • Stay golden.
  • Today’s good mood is sponsored by California. 
  • Peace. Love. California.

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California Quotes for Instagram

California quotes for Instagram
  • “I wish they all could be California girls.” – The Beach Boys
  • “You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast.” – Katy Perry, ‘California Girls’
  • California is calling and I must go.
  • They say ‘do what makes you happy’ so I came to California.
  • Went to California…. Never looked back.
  • I need some California time.
  • I think California looks pretty good on me.
  • I know I’m perfect, I’m from California.
  • I can’t bear to leave California.
  • On a date with California.
  • Beach please, I’m from California.
  • Summer nights & California skies.
  • California is always a good idea.
  • “Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff” – Joan Didion
  • “We only have two kinds of weather in California, magnificent and unusual.” –  James M Cain
  • “The light was different here in California.” –  Heidi Freeston
  • “My heart cried out for you, California.” – Joni Mitchell, ‘California’
  • “I just found out her ghost left town, the Queen of California is stepping down.” – John Mayer, ‘Queen of California’.
  • “She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast.” –  Bob Seger, ‘Hollywood Nights’

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Iain Salter

Founder & Editor of The Road Trip Expert

Iain founded The Road Trip Expert in 2019 and continues to manage the website to this day. The inspiration to start the blog came during an extensive road trip around Europe with two friends that spanned several months and involved over 25,000km of driving. He first developed a passion for backpacking in 2014 and has had the pleasure of exploring over 60 countries.