40 Summer Instagram Captions That Aren’t Boring

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In the wise words of the High School Musical 2 cast: What time is it? Summertime! And that means it’s time to live our very best lives soaking up rays of sunshine and basking in the glory that is June, July, and August. But what would a true summer be without an obligatory Instagram post to celebrate just how much fun you’re having?

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect photo dump caption or need a little inspiration for your next grid pic, these summer Instagram captions won’t lead you astray. From the best summer Instagram captions inspired by song lyrics to cute quotes to add to any thirst trap, we’ve got an array of options for you to choose from that go beyond #hotgirlsummer. Discover the best summer Instagram captions below:

Summer Instagram Captions Inspired by Songs

  1. “The story starts and it was hot and it was summer and I had it all.” —Taylor Swift

  2. “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want them all.” —Taylor Swift

  3. “My give a f*cks are on vacation.” —Sabrina Carpenter

  4. “This is what dreams are made of.” —Hilary Duff

  5. “Kiss me hard before you go” —Lana Del Rey

  6. “Summertime and the livin’s easy.” —Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

  7. “Baby, you’ll just be my summer boyfriend.” —Lady Gaga

  8. “Y ahora toca un verano sin ti / La 'toy pasando bien.” —Bad Bunny

  9. “Everybody's gone surfin' / Surfin' U.S.A.” —The Beach Boys

  10. “Summer loving, had me a blast.” —John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

  11. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  12. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ― John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

  13. “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  14. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  15. "Everything magical happens between the months of June and August." —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

  16. “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.” ― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

  17. "When all else fails, take a vacation." —Betty Williams

  18. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." —Audrey Hepburn

  19. “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” —William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

  20. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summer Instagram Captions Inspired by Quotes

  1. “The story starts and it was hot and it was summer and I had it all.” —Taylor Swift

  2. “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want them all.” —Taylor Swift

  3. “My give a f*cks are on vacation.” —Sabrina Carpenter

  4. “This is what dreams are made of.” —Hilary Duff

  5. “Kiss me hard before you go” —Lana Del Rey

  6. “Summertime and the livin’s easy.” —Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

  7. “Baby, you’ll just be my summer boyfriend.” —Lady Gaga

  8. “Y ahora toca un verano sin ti / La 'toy pasando bien.” —Bad Bunny

  9. “Everybody's gone surfin' / Surfin' U.S.A.” —The Beach Boys

  10. “Summer loving, had me a blast.” —John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

  11. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  12. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ― John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

  13. “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  14. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  15. "Everything magical happens between the months of June and August." —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

  16. “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.” ― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

  17. "When all else fails, take a vacation." —Betty Williams

  18. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." —Audrey Hepburn

  19. “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” —William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

  20. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny Summer Instagram Captions

21. But…what if I moved here?

22. Remember, PSL season is just around the corner…

23. Stay sweaty, my friends

24. What do the sun and I have in common? We’re both too hot to handle.

25. Just keep swimming

26. Live, laugh, locate the nearest A/C unit

27. Friendly reminder to get your daily dose of Vitamin Sea

28. Shell-ebrating the good times

29. Fine, you can have another beach pic, as a little treat.

30. Budgets don’t exist on vacation.

Cute Summer Instagram Captions

31. You are my sunshine

32. Suns out, buns out

33. In my sun goddess era

34. The beach cures all

35. This is your sign to book that trip

36. Lemonade on the lake >>>

37. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of endless sunshine

38. Vacation mode: Activated

39. Working hard or hardly working?

40. BRB, never coming back

Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue