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156 Arizona Captions For Instagram – Puns, Quotes & Short Captions

Arizona is a photographer’s paradise, filled with stunning natural wonders and vibrant urban landscapes that are just begging to be captured and shared on Instagram.

But with so many awe-inspiring sights to choose from, finding the perfect caption to accompany your photos can be a daunting task.

That’s why I’ve rounded up the best Arizona Instagram captions to help you showcase the beauty of this state in style.

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Best Arizona Instagram Captions

These captions work for any place you’re visiting in Arizona including Phoenix, Tucson, Horseshoe Bend, Scottsdale, Sedona and more.

Arizona Puns

  1. It’s Friday night and I’m Phoenix fine
  1. Why not fry Arizona for your next vacation
  1. Arizona, Yuma favorite state
  1. Stop Mesa‘n around!
  1. Any boredom you might have will evaporate in the heat
  1. I hope you Havasu-per time at Havasu Falls
  1. I can’t wait to meteor you, Arizona
  1. Dam it, Arizona, you’re too pretty!
  1. Arizona? More like Arid-zona
  1. Arizona: serving you just deserts
  1. Is it Tucson to make a joke about Arizona?
  1. Arizona is out-sand-ing
  1. Arizona, I’ll never desert you
  1. Pretty fly for a cacti
Funny Arizona pun - Arizona: serving you just deserts.
  1. Arizona prickles my fancy
  1. I came, I saw, I cacti-ed
  1. Been there, dune that
  1. Horseshoe bend was just gorge-ous
  1. I’m red-y to explore Arizona!
  1. Horseshoe bend is absolutely view-tiful
  1. I’ll never desert you Arizona
  1. Girls just wanna have sun!
  1. Canyon believe it?
  1. Aloe there, I’m in Arizona!
  1. What’s up succa?
  1. These views are beautiful as far as the eye canyon see

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Funny Arizona Captions

  1. Just another day in the desert trying not to become a crispy critter
  1. I went to Arizona and all I got was this lousy sunburn
  1. The only thing hotter than the Arizona sun is me in these boots
Funny Arizona pun - Pretty fly for a cacti.
  1. I don’t always hike, but when I do, it’s to find the nearest air-conditioned bar
  1. Arizona, where even the rocks are hot enough to fry an egg
  1. The Grand Canyon may be one of the seven wonders of the world but have you tried the tacos in Tucson?
  1. I swear hiking in Arizona is like walking on the surface of the sun
  1. I’m in a love-hate relationship with Arizona. I love the views, hate the cactus needles
  1. I don’t always take selfies, but when I do, it’s in front of a giant cactus in Arizona
  1. In Arizona, there are two seasons: hot and hotter
  1. I left my heart in Arizona…and my sweat glands too
  1. Arizona, where the saguaro cacti are the real OGs of the desert
  1. I thought I was hot stuff until I visited Arizona in the summer
  1. If you’re not sweating in Arizona, are you really even there?
  1. In Arizona, we don’t need saunas – we just step outside
  1. I didn’t know what a haboob was until I came to Arizona, now I can’t stop saying it
  1. I asked an Arizona local for directions and they said ‘just follow the cacti.’ Thanks, that’s super helpful
  1. I never knew what true heat was until I visited Arizona. It’s like walking on the sun but with more cactus
Funny Arizona Instagram caption - Arizona, where even the rocks are hot enough to fry an egg.
  1. The only thing more plentiful in Arizona than cacti are the ‘watch for snakes’ signs
  1. I think I left a piece of my soul in Arizona…or maybe it was just melted into the pavement

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Short Arizona Captions

  1. Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!
  1. Arizona hair, don’t care
  1. Desert dreams
  1. Grand Canyon vibes
  1. Hotter than hot
  1. Cactus cutie
  1. Red rockin’ it
  1. Desert magic
  1. Wild West feels
  1. Sedona serenity
  1. Phoenix rising
  1. Desert days and Arizona nights
  1. Arizona is my therapy
Short Arizona caption for Instagram - Desert days and Arizona nights.
  1. Sand, sun and Arizona fun
  1. Yes, but it’s a dry heat!
  1. Just another day in paradise
  1. Wanderlust and desert dust
  1. Canyon calling
  1. Arizona, I’m yours!
  1. Close to nature
  1. Adventure is out there
  1. I was born to explore
  1. I left my heart in Arizona
  1. Meanwhile, in Arizona…
  1. Meet me in Arizona
  1. Brb, catching a flight to Phoenix

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Cute Arizona Captions For Instagram

  1. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Arizona
  1. Arizona, you’re hotter than the desert sun
Funny Arizona Instagram caption - Arizona, you're hotter than the desert sun.
  1. Arizona, where the rocks are red and the drinks are strong
  1. In Arizona, you’ll find everything from A to Z
  1. Just another day in paradise, sweating my face off
  1. Arizona, where the desert meets the sky
  1. I’ve never met a saguaro cactus I didn’t like
  1. In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks
  1. In Arizona, there are two types of weather: hot and a little less hot
  1. I think I’ll just park myself down next to this cactus and call it a day
  1. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are sandy
  1. Exploring the Wild West in Arizona
  1. I’m not saying I’m addicted to Arizona sunsets but I do have a thing for dramatic endings
  1. What’s life but one grand adventure?
  1. Finding my inner adventurer in Arizona
  1. Soaking up the sun and desert vibes in Scottsdale
  1. In Arizona, even the tumbleweeds are hot
Funny Arizona caption for Instagram - Welcome to Arizona, where the heat is sick of the heat.
  1. Life is short but the Grand Canyon is long AF
  1. I’m not saying it’s hot in Arizona but two hobbits just showed up and asked where they should throw the ring
  1. My favorite part of winter is watching it from Phoenix
  1. Being this hot has never been so cool
  1. Welcome to Arizona, where the heat is sick of the heat
  1. Arizona, where the desert blooms with life
  1. Never met a desert sunset I didn’t like
  1. In Arizona, the beauty of the desert is only the beginning
  1. Once upon a time in Arizona
  1. Follow your heart, even if it takes you all the way to Arizona
  1. Enjoying life one cactus at a time

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Inspirational & Beautiful Arizona Captions

  1. The sun never stops shining in Arizona
  1. If a flower can flourish in Arizona, you can flourish anywhere
  1. Take only memories. Leave only footprints
  1. Peace, love and desert dust
Cute Arizona caption for Instagram - In Arizona, the beauty of the desert is only the beginning.
  1. Arizona, you taught me that life’s adventures are waiting for us outside of our comfort zones
  1. It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream of Arizona
  1. Every dreamer deserves to get away every once in a while
  1. Windows down, wind through my hair, desert dust in my shoes
  1. Somehow, the stars are just better out here
  1. I never knew the desert could be so magical until I visited Arizona
  1. The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms
  1. Arizona, you showed me that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and shades of red
  1. Thank you Arizona for making me feel so alive
  1. I’m not the same since seeing the sunset in Arizona
  1. Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself

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Short Quotes About Arizona

  1.  “Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red.” – Cecilia Bartoli
  1. “Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as it is in Arizona.” – Joseph Stacey
  1. “Arizona changes its state motto to ‘wow, it’s hot’.” – Greg Proops
  1. “If there’s one thing Arizona is best in the nation at, it’s water.” – Doug Ducey
Beautiful Arizona Instagram caption - If a flower can flourish in Arizona, you can flourish anywhere.
  1. “The people of Arizona, they’ve been very warm and welcoming.” – Tyrann Mathieu
  1. “In Arizona, there’s mountains behind my house.” – Brian Urlacher
  1. “In Arizona, you can hike among cactus as tall as office buildings.” –  Mike Coopsen
  1. “Oh my gorgeous Arizona, here’s to getting caught with you.” – ‘Waiting for My Sun to Shine’ by The Maine
  1. “Open your ears and listen. Listen to the message that Sedona has for you.” – Ilchi Lee
  1. “The Arizona desert takes hold of a man’s mind and shakes it.” – David W. Toll
  1. “My favorite color? The seam of a desert horizon.” – Eileen R. Tabios
  1. “Even the plants in Arizona wanted to hurt you.” – Janette Rallison
  1. “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau
  1. “The great desert of Arizona quivering in the heat of the southern sun.” – Mark Daniels
  1. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
  1. “In the empire of the desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  1. “You know you’re an Arizona native when a rainy day puts you in a good mood.” – Marshall Trimble
  1. “Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true.” – Jim Turner
  1. “It was a scary moment. I’d gotten used to living in Arizona; it was home.” – Daniel Anaya
Arizona quote - “Nowhere on this planet is the desert as fascinating as 
it is in Arizona.”
  1. “Arizona – I’ve only spent a few days there, but it’s inspired me the most. It’s so peaceful.” – Benjamin Clementine
  1. “If you need a dream, or if you need to rediscover a dream you’ve lost, come here to Sedona.” – Ilchi Lee

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Arizona Quotes For Instagram Captions

  1. “In the land of the desert sun, where cacti stand tall and the mountains rise high, Arizona is a place of beauty and wonder that takes your breath away.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “My idea of heaven is being in Arizona, stuck up a mountain – somewhere where there are no phones.” – Gavin Esler
  1. “Arizona is a land of contrasts, where the fiery red rocks of Sedona meet the cool blue waters of Lake Powell, and the barren desert landscapes give way to lush forests and wildflower meadows.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Arizona is a place where nature shows off its finest work, where the Grand Canyon’s majestic beauty leaves you in awe and the starry skies of Flagstaff take your breath away.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “In Arizona, shade trees are your best friends and occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking.” – Terri Guillemets
  1.  “Let’s pack up and catch us a slow train, and go back to Phoenix to a far brighter day.” – Waylon Jennings
  1. “No matter where in the world I’m coming back from, in Sedona I always feel a sense of safety and peace, as if I’ve returned to the home of my soul, into the arms of Mother Earth the red land that always welcomes me with open arms.” – Ilchi Lee
  1. “Arizona is a land of dreams, where the vastness of the desert opens up infinite possibilities and the beauty of the mountains and canyons leave you in awe and wonder.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Then the wind blew cool through the pinyons on the rim. There was a sweet tang of cedar and sage on the air and that indefinable fragrance peculiar to the canyon country of Arizona.” – Zane Grey
  1. “Why didn’t I know about Sedona before? Why did no one tell me? It’s breathtaking. It’s … indescribable.” – Sophie Kinsella
Quote about Arizona - "In the land of the desert sun, where cacti stand tall and the mountains rise high, Arizona is a place of beauty and wonder that takes your breath away."
  1. “Arizona is a place of natural wonder, where the rugged landscapes and wild beauty of the desert and mountains have inspired generations of travelers and explorers to seek out new adventures and discover the mysteries of the land.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “The Arizona desert to us is starkly beautiful at all times, but when touched by the magic of spring it becomes a land of enchantment. The weirdly beautiful cacti that dominate the landscape strangely resembles the vegetation of a past era, millions of years ago.” – Raymond Carlson
  1. “Arizona is a magnificent state. With something for everyone. I realize that no poem, song, picture, or words could ever do justice to Arizona.” – Rick Harris
  1. “She was actually learning to love Arizona. The beauty and color and solitude, the vastness of it had called to something deep in her.” – Zane Grey
  1. “And me – I was glowing as brightly as the warm Arizona evening. Pink clouds were striped across the twilight sky. It was a country to fall in love with.” – David Gerrold
  1. “Arizona is a land of enchantment, where the ancient and the modern coexist in a way that is both harmonious and captivating.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Arcadia is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of Arizona, and I love living here.” – Peter Sperling
  1. “Arizona is a state of beauty, where the ever-changing light and shadows, the vibrant colors and textures and the majestic vistas and panoramas create a visual feast that is both mesmerizing and unforgettable.” – Traveller’s Elixir
  1. “Among all the geographic areas of the United States, the Southwest in general and Arizona, in particular, is blessed with a panoramic beauty that almost defies description.” – Marshall Trimble
  1. “For all the toll the desert takes of a man it gives compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars.” – Mary Austin

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Arizona Hashtags For Instagram Likes

  1. #arizona
  1. #arizonahiking
  1. #arizonahighways
  1. #arizonacollective
  1. #arizonalife
  1. #arizonaliving
  1. #arizonasky
  1. #arizonaphotography
  1. #arizonatrail
  1. #arizona🌵
  1. #thingstodoinarizona
  1. #arizonasunset
  1. #arizonaisgorgeous
  1. #arizonaadventures
  1. #arizonadesert
  1. #arizona_landscapes
  1. #explorearizona
  1. #visitarizona
  1. #arizonasbest
  1. #arizonablogger

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Whether you’re a native Arizonan or just passing through, I hope these Arizona Instagram captions have inspired you to share the beauty of this state with the world.

From the iconic red rocks of Sedona to the bustling streets of Phoenix, Arizona has something for everyone to discover and enjoy.


Megan Jones is a travel expert and founder of Traveller's Elixir, who has been travelling the world full time since 2021. Megan's travel tips been featured in numerous media outlets including Metro, Timeout, Thrillist and more.

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