Bring on the sunshine, the sand, and the Insta likes.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
November 14, 2017
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One of the best things about summertime — well, other than the fact that it’s summertime — is sharing photos of beach days, melting ice cream cones, smoldering sunsets, and outrageous state fair foods.

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Whether you're on a quiet beach vacation or enjoying summer Fridays with friends, summer is the perfect season to relax, unwind, and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D. It's also a great opportunity to try out the latest trending hashtags (#sunshine, #summerfun) and squeeze a handful of extra likes out of those long summer days.

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Impress your followers with clever, funny, and inspirational summer Instagram captions. Below, we’ve selected a few of the best, so consider those next few (hundred, hopefully) likes on us.

Summer Captions

Less Monday, more summer, please.

Girls just wanna have sun *insert sun and music emoticons*

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that’s basically the same thing. *insert ice cream emoticon*

Summer should get a speeding ticket.

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Beach Captions

High tides and good vibes *insert wave emoticon*

Don’t worry, beach happy *insert wave emoticon*

Anchors away! *insert anchor emoticon*

Life’s a beach!

Time to seas the day.


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Vacation Captions

Nothing but blue skies *insert sun emoticon*

Good times and tan lines.

Happier than a seagull with a French fry *insert french fry emoticon*

Pool hair, don’t care.

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Inspirational Summer Quotes

“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” — John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” — Wallace Stevens, The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden