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100 Incredible City Captions for Instagram

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Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best city captions for Instagram. Sometimes, capturing the essence of the urban jungle in words is as important as the photo itself. Scan through these city quotes for Instagram to find your perfect match!

Cities charm us with their bustling energy, architectural wonders, diverse food scenes, and dynamic cultures. Perhaps your photo captures a city’s skyline at dusk or the vibrancy of its streets.

If you’ve captured some marvelous shots, we’ve got just the right words to accompany them.

For those with a sense of humor, we’ve got you covered too. Dive into our compilation of city puns at the end of this article for some witty caption inspiration.

City Captions for Instagram

City Captions for Instagram
  • Take me anywhere, city air.
  • Streetlights and starry eyes.🌃
  • Life in the fast lane.
  • Wanderlust and city dust.
  • Breathe in the city, exhale possibilities.
  • City below, sunset glow.🌇 
  • Some call it a city, I call it heaven.
  • Here for the overpriced coffee and skyline views..
  • Skyscraper heights, city sights.
  • This skyline: picture perfect, no filter needed.
City Captions
  • These streets are paved with stories.
  • They say the city never sleeps, but it always dreams. 
  • Skyscrapers are the trees of concrete forests.
  • Daily agenda: overpriced coffee and sightseeing. 
  • Scraping for the sky.
  • Riding the city’s veins.🏙 
  • Got that metropolitan mindset.
  • City stroll.
  • City whispers and downtown dreams.
  • Mind the gap, embrace the map.🚇

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City Instagram Captions
  • Metropolis magic.🏙 
  • Crosswalk conqueror.
  • City days and sunny rays.
  • But first, coffee.
  • Thank you, dear city for making me feel so alive.
  • We built this city on rocks and stones. 🎶
  • Urban jungle, wild heart.
  • Skyscrapers are my kind of trees. 🏙
  • Let the city set you free.
  • Skyscrapers and dreams as tall as them.🌃
  • In my city girl era.
  • Boulevard of (broken) dreams.
  • City of Stars. 🌃
  • Skyline love affair.
  • The chokehold this city has on me…❤️‍🔥
  • Cityscape or escape, I choose both.
  • If you need me, I’m here. 📍
  • Who needs stars when you have city lights?
  • The world to my feet. 
  • These streets are my runway.
City Insta Captions
  • Lost in this concrete jungle. 
  • Falling in love with this city, one day at a time. 
  • Underground, but not under the radar.
  • Whatever you need, you’ll find it in the city.
  • What happens in the city, stays in the city…and on Instagram.
  • Breathing in the big city air. 
  • All you need is love and city skylines.
  • Riding the subway to my dreams.🚇
  • It’s a city thing, you wouldn’t understand.
  • My heart’s GPS location is fixed here.📍
  • Elevated views, elevated dreams.🌁
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City Quotes for Instagram

City Quotes for Instagram
  • “When you look at a city, it’s like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.” – Hugh Newell Jacobsen
  • “I love being in a city with great weather.” – Sean McVay
  • “A city becomes a world when one loves one of its inhabitants.” Lawrence Durrell
  • “A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.” – Margaret Mead
  • “We live in cities you′ll never see on-screen.” – Lorde, Team
  • “The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city.” – Leon Battista Alberti
  • “A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.” – Aristotle
  • “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai
  • “There is no place in a city that can’t be better. There is no toad that can’t be a princess, no frog that can’t become a prince.” – Jaime Lerner
  • “Take me down to the paradise city. Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.” – Guns N’ Roses, Paradise City
City Quotes
  • “A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.” – Walt Whitman
  • “These streets will make you feel brand new.” – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind
  • “I see myself as half country boy and half city boy, so I need both to balance me out. I couldn’t spend all of my time in either place.” – Johnny Iuzzini
  • “If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  • “But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.” – Patrick Geddes
  • “This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” – Plato
  • “Every time you think of a city, you have to think green, green, green. Every time you see concrete jungle, you must find open spaces. And when you find open spaces, make it so people can get to them.” – Eduardo Paes
  • “The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream… Hang in there.” – James De La Vega
  • “A city, far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings.” – I. M. Pei
  • Chasing sunsets from city rooftops.🌇
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City Life Quotes for Instagram
  • “The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.” – Desmond Morris
  • Big city life.
  • Making memories in cities.
  • City lover with a country heart.
  • Once upon a time in the city.
  • Life between buildings.
  • Meanwhile, in the city…
  • Sleepless in this city, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
  • Living the city life.
  • Getting lost in the city is not a threat, it’s an adventure.
City Lights Quotes
  • “A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.” – Herbert V. Prochnow
  • Midnight city adventures.🌃
  • The lights never get old.
  • Bright lights, city nights.🎇
  • Concrete dreams and streetlight beams.
  • In a city state of mind.🚖
  • Keeping pace with the subway chase.🚇
  • I think the city looks pretty good on me.
  • Walk through the streets of teenage dreams and make believe.
  • Suddenly instead of a place, the city became my home.
  • The world is yours but this city is mine.
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City Puns

City Puns
  • Say yes to skyscrapers and no to heartbreakers.
  • I need vitamin C..ity.
  • Heaven is a skyscraper away.
  • Espresso yourself in the city.
  • I’m in love with aven-you.
  • Got a latte love for this city.
  • This city is so bright, I need to wear shades.
  • Fear of heights? Just focus on the sights.
  • Shopping bags and credit card debts. Not a pun, that’s my life.🛍️
  • Can’t derail my city tale.🚇
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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.