100+ Best Seattle Quotes for Instagram Captions

Seattle is a vibrant city with natural beauty, great restaurants, and cultural attractions. Read the best Seattle quotes for social media caption ideas.

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Seattle is a beautiful city with a rich history. Settlers arrived in 1851, but indigenous tribes called it home for thousands of years.

Today, Seattle is a popular travel destination. The area is best known for Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and the Museum of Pop Culture.

It’s also known for companies like Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.

When sharing photos you take, use any of the following Seattle quotes as a caption for social media.

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The best Seattle quotes

1. “Seattle is for people who love culture, but refuse to sacrifice their wild nature to attain it.” -Kimberly Kinrade

2. “But if you’re looking to be spooked by really tall trees then you’ve got to go to Washington State.” -Dar Williams

3. “In Seattle we live among the trees and the waterways, and we feel we are rocked gently in the cradle of life. Our winters are not cold and our summers are not hot and we congratulate ourselves for choosing such a spectacular place to rest our heads.” -Garth Stein

4. “Hello Seattle.” -Adam Young

5. “Our lands and waters share incredible bounty and beauty. Trekking across forests and mountains, exploring beaches in search of shellfish, and fishing from clear waters are all part of our regional way of life and economy.” -Jay Inslee

6. “My favorite city of all has to be Seattle as it seems to encapsulate everything that is great about both Britain and America.” -Toyah Willcox

Space Needle.
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7. “Seattle has shaped me in a lot of ways.” -David Shields

8. “Unfortunately Seattle is my muse, for the better or worse of Seattle — I’m not sure.” -Maria Semple

9. “To know Seattle one must know its waterfront. It is a good waterfront, not as busy as New York’s, not as self-consciously colorful as San Francisco’s, not as exotic as New Orleans, but a good, honest, working waterfront with big gray warehouses and trim fishing boats and docks that smell of creosote, and seagulls and tugs and seafood restaurants and beer joints and fish stores.” -Murray Morgan

10. “Seattle, the mild green queen: wet and willing, cedar-scented, and crowned with slough grass.” -Tom Robbins

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11. “We all came to Seattle in hopes of building better lives. No one said we wouldn’t have to struggle first.” -Regina Scott

12. “You know you’re from Seattle when even amid perhaps the worst crisis you’ve ever faced, you can still appreciate a sunny day.” -Melanie A. Smith

Famous quotes about Seattle

1. “In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.” -Jeff Bezos

2. “I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle.” -Magic Johnson

3. “Seattle is my home.” -Sue Bird

4. “In some cities, McDonald’s rules, but Seattle is ruled by teriyaki joints.” -Tom Douglas

5. “I love downtown Seattle. It’s a city that has all of the outdoor activities and is still a very cosmopolitan city.” -Greg LeMond

6. “It’s hard not to fall in love with Seattle on a beautiful summer’s day.” -Robert Spector

Pike Place Market sign.
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7. “I can’t say anything I don’t love about Seattle.” -Felix Hernandez

8. “I have an affinity for the old Seattle coffee shops.” -Tom Douglas

9. “The bluest skies you’ve ever seen in Seattle.” -Perry Como

10. “Whether I live there again or not, Seattle will always be my home.” -Mark Lanegan

Aerial view of Seattle.
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11. “My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It’s a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.” -Ron Reagan

12. “There’s nothing greener than Washington state. They have the most beautiful vegetation on the planet. And the water is so clean.” -Fabio Lanzoni

13. “Seattle has been a great sports town and great football town.” -Paul Allen

14. “I give Seattle credit for grooming me, making me the person I am today.” -Jamal Crawford

15. “I learned so much from the people in Seattle. They taught me everything from community to business relationships.” -Shawn Kemp

Seattle captions and sayings

1. Sleepless in Seattle.

2. Follow your heart to Seattle.

3. Seattle’s always a good idea.

4. Seattle state of mind.

5. I feel the most alive in Seattle.

Seattle Skyline at night.
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6. Seattle is paradise.

7. Getting lost in Seattle.

8. I never want to leave Seattle.

9. Seattle is my happy place.

10. Seattle isn’t just a place. It’s a way of life.

11. I left my heart in Seattle.

12. Seattle has one season. Rain.

13. You had me at Seattle.

14. See you in Seattle.

15. Seattle always sparks joy.

16. I love you like the rain loves Seattle.

17. Seattle’s always on my mind.

18. Home is where the heart is. Mine’s in Seattle.

19. Meet me in Seattle.

20. Seattle, I’m yours.

21. It truly is the Emerald City.

22. Seattle is my therapy.

23. Gone to Seattle. Be back never.

24. Dear Seattle, I’ll never get over you.

25. Seattle can rain on my parade any day.

26. Today’s mood: Seattle.

27. It’s always sweater weather in Seattle.

28. Any day in Seattle is a great day.

29. Keep calm and go to Seattle.

30. I’m in love with Seattle.

31. Be mine forever, Seattle.

32. Becoming a Seattleite.

33. Seattle dreaming.

34. From Seattle, with love.

Seattle skyline and waterfront at night.
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35. Proud Seattleite.

36. Wandering in Seattle.

37. In awe of the Emerald City.

38. Do you think Seattle misses me as much as I miss it?

39. Seattle’s my home away from home.

40. Life’s short. Go to Seattle.

41. My doctor prescribed a trip to Seattle.

42. Seattle vibes.

43. I want to make more memories in Seattle.

44. I long for Seattle.

Seattle coffee quotes and captions

1. Seattle is brew-tiful.

2. Seattle’s for coffee lovers.

3. More Seattle and more coffee.

4. You’re not awake in Seattle until you’ve had coffee.

5. Rise and grind, Seattle.

Paper coffee cup on a ledge.
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6. Seattle, where have you bean all my life?

7. Coffee and Seattle is all I need.

8. Mugs and kisses from Seattle.

9. Life’s too short not to drink coffee in Seattle.

10. Seattle. This is how we brew it.

11. Seattle runs on coffee.

12. Seattle, you mocha me very happy.

13. Hit me with your best espresso shot, Seattle.

14. Me and Seattle are the perfect blend.

15. Coffee is Seattle’s love language.

Seattle puns

1. Go Pike or go home.

2. I had a Sound trip to Seattle.

3. Pier we go.

4. Don’t Seattle for anything less than perfect.

5. I’m about to Pop with excitement for this museum.

6. This Wheel is Great.

7. Hi, SAM.

8. I’m having a ferry good time in Seattle.

Ferry with mountain behind it.
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9. Seattle’s the raining champ.

10. I Needle more time in Seattle.

11. Seattle is more than it ap-piers.

12. Needle-less to say, I love Seattle.

13. I Chihuly love Seattle.

14. There’s something fishy about Pike Place Market.

15. It’s all fun and gums in Seattle.

16. Seattle is tree-mendous.

17. Seattle is an Amazon city.

Final thoughts

After reading the different Seattle quotes, you have the perfect one to share as your caption.

The unique city is one of the most popular in the Pacific Northwest. It’s known as the Emerald City due to its lush natural surroundings.

West of it are the Olympic Mountains, and east are the Cascade Mountains.

It also offers stunning bodies of water. Examples include Puget Sound, Lake Washington, and Lake Sammamish.

Aside from outdoor activities, Seattle offers fantastic food, landmarks, and culture.

Related: Snoqualmie Falls Trail

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David Em

David Em is the Founder and Managing Editor of PNW Together. He was born and raised in Seattle. David loves to hike, bike, and explore the Pacific Northwest.