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50 + Quotes about San Francisco for Instagram Captions!

One of our favourite places to visit in the United States is definitely San Francisco – the city definitely has a cool vibe and energy to it. Here are 50+ San Francisco quotes to (hopefully) inspire you to visit San Francisco or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!    

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Quotes about San Francisco for Instagram Captions!    

San Francisco Instagram Captions

Below are some of our very favourite San Fransisco quotes for instagram captions:  

 “Golden Gate Bridge. Golden beach. Golden life.”

“Took bae to San Fran for the day.”

“Oh how I’ve mist you, Golden Gate Bridge.”

“San Francisco is always a good idea.”

“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.” —— William Saroyan

“When the Painted Ladies match your OOTD.”

“Sea-sing every moment in San Fran.”

“In that San Fran state of mind.”

“Chillin’ in the San Francisco hills.”

“Up in the San Francisco, where the forest meets the bridge.” — Foxygen, “San Francisco”

 “Happy as a clam at Fisherman’s Wharf.”

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” — John Phillips, “San Francisco”

“I left my heart in San Francisco.” — Tony Bennett, “(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco”


Funny Quotes

If you prefer to add a little humour, here are some funny San Francisco quotes:

“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” – Rudyard Kipling

“There may not be a Heaven, but there is San Francisco.”- Paul Kanter

“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me” – Anthony Bourdain

“A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gape at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 a.m. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak dark grays — San Francisco is such a city” – Herb Caen

“The cool, grey city of love.” – George Sterling

“Now there’s a grown-up swinging town.” — Frank Sinatra

“The Golden Gate Bridge should have a long bungee cord for people who aren’t quite ready to commit suicide but want to get in a little practice.” – George Carlin

Quotes to Inspire you to Travel to San Francisco

San Fransisco is such a cool city to visit. Here are some o our favourite quotes to inspire your next visit.

“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be.  It’s the most beautiful place in the world” – 
Robert Redford

“I can walk down the streets of San Francisco, and here I’m normal” – Robin Williams

“San Francisco is really fun and liberal, and it’s my kind of politics. It’s like being Jewish in front of Jewish people.” — Elayne Boosler

“San Francisco is one of the great cultural plateaus of the world — one of the really urbane communities in the United States — one of the truly cosmopolitan places and for many, many years, it always has had a warm welcome for human beings from all over the world.” – Duke Ellington

“San Francisco has only one drawback: ’tis hard to leave.” — Rudyard Kipling

“One day if I go to heaven… I’ll look around and say ‘It ain’t bad. But it ain’t San Francisco.'” — Herb Caen

“It’s an odd thing but anyone who disappears is said to be in San Francisco.” — Oscar Wilde

“It is a rich, lusty city, rippling with people, with movement, with girls in summer dresses, with flowers, with color; one of the great and wonderful cities of the world… the great seaport of the Pacific now, one of the great naval bases. Through it have poured a million men… And the sea is always just on the other side of those hills.” — James Marlow


Golden Gate Quotes

The golden gate is certainly one of the icons of San Fransisco. Here are some quotes to accompany your instagram pictures of the stunning golden gate.

“Oh how I’ve mist you, Golden Gate Bridge.”

“San Francisco! City of dreaming spires, people live here… Golden Gate Bridge, ahh the Romans came here.” – 
Eddie Izzard

“The Golden Gate Bridge should have a long bungee cord for people who aren’t quite ready to commit suicide but want to get in a little practice.” – George Carlin

“Such was life in the Golden Gate: / Gold dusted all we drank and ate, / And I was one of the children told, / ‘We all must eat our peck of gold.'” – Robert Frost

Songs about San Francisco 

Songs and lyrics about San Francisco make the ideal instagram captions for San Francisco. Here are our favourite songs about the city.

I left my heart in San Francisco, High on a hill, it calls to me, To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars – Tony Bennett

I left my heart in San Francisco, High on a hill, it calls to me, To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars – Petula Clark

The songs that are about San Fransisco and you should listen to before your trip include:

  • Sitting on the Dock if the Bay – Otis Redding
  • Fake Tales of San Fransisco – Arctic Monkeys
  • Save me San Francisco – Train

San Francisco Puns & Jokes

What do you call a seagull living in San Francisco? – A baygull.

You know your voting in San Francisco when…The voting booth has a glory hole.

How do you get out of San Francisco? Go straight….

A bus with 24 people was crossing the San Francisco bridge; when they reached the other side, not a single person was left. What happened to the people ? They were all married.

San Francisco Sayings

When you get tired of walking around in San Francisco, you can always lean against it. – Unknown

Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco. – Gene Fowler

I’m just mad for San Francisco. It is like London and Paris stacked on top of each other.- Twiggy

There are a thousand viewpoints in the viewtiful city. – Herb Caen

What I like best about San Francisco is San Francisco. – Frank Lloyd

This is the friendliest city in the world – Joe di Maggio

San Francisco Hashtags

To finish it off, here are some great hashtags to add to your awesome San Francisco pictures!









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  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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