100+ Brilliant NYC Captions and Quotes to Accompany Your Relationship Posts on Instagram

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Crowds of people and busy traffic on Times Square, New York City
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James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Oct 06, 2023

NYC is big on the tourist bundle: sights, eats, stays, and experiences, it's quite simply a bucket list destination and a romantic city to explore for couples. According to NYC Tourism, more than 63 million people will visit the City That Never Sleeps this year. (That's a whole lot of posts and a whole lot of captions!)

The mere snapshot of a Manhattan street and a yellow taxi delivers: all your Instagram followers will know precisely where you are. Perhaps you're visiting with the boo for a special occasion, be it an anniversary, a honeymoon, a proposal, or even an elopement—there's plenty to savor and share here too. When in town with the bach squad, you'll certainly turn heads both on and offline.

Bustling New York (a place brimming with things to do for couples) is where dreams are realized. Anyone who visits will want to return to those cherished moments again and again. If you're planning on documenting via smartphone and sharing them with loved ones back home, here are some caption ideas, ranging from cheeky to romantic, to paste underneath.

New York City Captions in this Article:

Funny NYC Captions and Quotes for Instagram

Rear view of young couple looking at Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn
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There's a high chance that you'll encounter adventure in NYC with your SO or bach crew, and what better way to caption quirky moments than one to raise a smile? Pair these with the right photo and you'll be chuckling each time you scroll your own page.

  • Central Parking ourselves here for the weekend.
  • Table for Annabelle Bronstein, please.
  • If you can party here, you can party anywhere!
  • I'm still [name] from the block.
  • Good boys go to church, bad boys go to Hell's Kitchen.
  • Self-control in NYC be like…
  • Could we BE wearing any more layers? (Good thing we don't need to do lunges!)
  • The city never sleeps, and neither do we. Can you tell?
  • I worked all month to buy this in NYC.
  • I prefer skyscrapers and subways in my national parks.
  • Single girls in search of Mr. Big.
  • Just doing our part for the Anna Delvey Foundation.
  • The pizza sweats are no joke.
  • Tell me you love Queens, without telling me you love Queens.
Aerial view of Loser Manhattan skyline, New York City
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What lines come to mind when you think NYC? These long-time favorites are always a reliable go-to when it comes to captions and hashtags. If it ain't broke…

  • Taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
  • Start spreading the news…
  • The city that never sleeps.
  • Welcome to New York.
  • We're in the concrete jungle.
  • I [heart] New York.
  • Empire State of Mind.
  • Goodbye reality, hello New York!
  • From New York with love and kisses.
  • It's like being on a movie set.
  • There's no place like New York City.
  • #ThatsAll
  • #Pivot
  • #GangsofNewYork
  • #BrooklynsFinest

Brooklyn Bridge Captions for Instagram

Woman on Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
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Brooklyn Bridge is an icon, and whether you're peddling over it on a Citi Bike or marveling at it from a Williamsburg rooftop bar, these captions will do her justice.

  • My cute lil DUMBO.
  • Meet me under the arches.
  • Sharing a kiss on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Wasting time, chasing cars.
  • Dreams of Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Tootsie roll date night.
  • A skyline full of adventure awaits.
  • East Coast bridges rule.

NYC Bachelorette & Bachelor Party Captions

Fifth Avenue in New York City
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The boys, girls, and everyone in between are going to have a wild ride in New York City. We've got just the captions for your debaucherous NYC bachelor and bachelorette slideshows.

  • My (fabulous) F.R.I.E.N.D.S
  • Bridesmaids in Manhattan.
  • Nobody sleeps in this city…alone.
  • Gossip girls, XOXO.
  • Spilling the Liber-tea with my girls.
  • The wolfpack is on Wall Street.
  • How you doin'?
  • Letting the gals loose in NYC.
  • It's the final countdown.
  • Champagne drought in Brooklyn, y'all.
  • OOTD slides: New York Party Week.
  • Apparently, we're on Soho Santa's naughty list.
  • Never apologize for anything you did or bought on Fifth Avenue.
  • Mischief in Manhattan.

NYC Instagram Captions for Couples

Kissing in New York
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An NYC date night is always hashtag couple's goals. This city has a reputation for swanky and romantic corners as if they were plucked straight out of a movie (and more often than not, they actually are). Speak the East Coast language of love via these nifty one-liners.

  • City Hall, y'all.
  • The pastrami to my rye.
  • The one with the Manhattan Marriage.
  • My favorite person to play tourist with.
  • Loving every New York minute.
  • New York, you were a fairy tale.
  • If you ask us, romance is a matinee followed by Katz's Delicatessen.
  • I'll be there for you, 'cause you're there for me too.
  • On top with my rock.
  • Thankful for my no.1 bagel #HappyThanksgiving.
  • Powering through the NYC bucket list.
  • He's the cheesecake I always want to sink my teeth into.

NYC Instagram Captions for Honeymoons

Couple Visiting New York With Manhattan Skyline In Background
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Honeymooners in the Big Apple? You lucky things. NYC has every means to pamper, treat, and make sparks fly. Our honeymoon captions are the best way to say 'I love you'.

  • New York, new last name.
  • All you need is love…and a husband who takes you shopping on Fifth Avenue.
  • Could anything be more magical than Christmas in New York?
  • New York Public Library's got one more love story to hold.
  • The one with the New York Honeymoon.
  • Forever my lobster.
  • Waking up in New York with hubby is a dream come true.
  • He's my favorite cuppa caw-fee.
  • I love you more than Jimmy Choo.
  • Marry someone who takes you to the New York Mets.
  • Christmas sweater weather's always better with boo.
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Kisses.

NYC Captions for Famous Attractions

Times Square in the Big Apple
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NYC is synonymous with famous attractions, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, to the newer stars like The Edge. Here's how to caption the best things to do in NYC.

  • How many Times do I have to tell you I love you?
  • Just a couple of big kids on Coney Island.
  • My first and second favorite view.
  • Love you to The Edge and back.
  • Just a bunch of Queens hanging out.
  • So happy we MET.
  • Feeling so high (line) right now.
  • I found my Empire fate.
  • He's the frank to my bun #NathansConeyIsland.
  • Meet me at the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day.
  • Literally having breakfast at Tiffany's, swoon.
  • GMA from Times Square!
  • Life's a rollercoaster but I wouldn't have it any other way.

NYC Quotes from Movies & TV Shows for Captions

The girls of SATC
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Anyone whose ever watched a big or small screen has seen New York City backdropped come storytime. We pull their best quotes for your personal city storylines.

  • "Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two 'L's: Labels & Love." (Sex and the City: The Movie)
  • "My family's in Florida... I'm in... New York?" (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York)
  • "You're not a real New Yorker until you've killed a cockroach with your bare hand." (How I Met Your Mother)
  • "I'd like a cheeseburger, please, large fries, and a Cosmopolitan!" (Sex and the City)
  • "Some might call this a fustercluck. But on the Upper East Side, we call it Sunday afternoon." (Gossip Girl)
  • "Risk is what keeps us young." (The Wolf on Wall Street)
  • "I don't believe in the Republican party or the Democratic party. I just believe in parties." (Sex and the City)
  • "VIP is always better." (Inventing Anna)
  • "This city, this whole country, is a strip club. You've got people tossing the money, and people doing the dance." (Hustlers)
  • "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking." (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • "I like him like I like the Statue of Liberty." (Will & Grace)

NYC Quotes from Songs for Captions

Street in Dumbo Brooklyn with Manhattan Bridge between buildings, New York
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Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, and Frank Sinatra are just some of the big names who have been inspired by the city. These song quotes make for perfect Manhattan memories.

  • "To be young and in love in New York City" - I Like Me Better by Lauv
  • "The lights are so bright, but they never blind me" - Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift
  • "I want to be a part of it, New York, New York"- New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
  • "No matter where I go, I know where I came from (from the Bronx)" - Jenny From the Block by Jennifer Lopez
  • "These streets will make you feel brand-new, big lights will inspire you" - Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
  • "Times Square can't shine as bright as you." - Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's
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