Want to get the inside scoop on some cool U.S. destinations? Check out these destination podcasts from CVBs, DMOs and others with on-the-ground intel to share.
Podcasts can be a great way to learn inside info on a destination—everything from hot local hotels to attractions to tourism news. Recommend has rounded up a list of just a few of the destination-produced podcasts now available for download.
Destination Podcasts from Around the U.S.
Hosted by Jason Boyett, this weekly one-on-one interview-format podcast features the stories of some of Amarillo, Texas’ local people and places. In addition to creating and hosting the Hey Amarillo podcast, Boyett also is cofounder of the Amarillo-focused magazine, Brick & Elm.
This biweekly podcast is all about everything to do and see in Lake Charles, LA. Hosts Brady Renard and Anna Strider talk about everything from luxurious resorts and spas to authentic Louisiana cuisine.
Go Great Lakes Bay
This weekly podcast covers the attractions of the Great Lakes Bay region of Michigan. Hosted by Michael Hensley, the director of marketing at Go Great Lakes Bay CVB, the podcast includes interviews with some of the people who tells the story of what makes this region unique.
For the Love of Mesa
If you’re booking a vacation in Mesa, AZ, this podcast includes interviews with local movers and shakers, from local pizza shop owners to the folks behind the city’s sports complex.
This biweekly podcast is wider in scope than most, covering different regions of the state, as well as California-specific travel tips.
The Inner Coastal Podcast
This biweekly podcast focuses on Beaufort, SC. Hosted by the team at Visit Beaufort, the podcast outlines the area’s hotspots, and also addresses the community’s passion for preserving and protecting the Lowcountry coast.
Walk in Her Footsteps
If you’re booking a vacation in Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, you likely would want to learn more about one of its most famous residents, Harriet Tubman. Last year the county produced a 4-episode podcast to tell her story and fill listeners in on how her legacy lives on in the region.
Love & Grit
If you want to learn more about the people and culture of Philadelphia, check out Visit Philly’s Love & Grit podcast. In addition to introducing listeners to some of the local people that make the city unique, it also explores the area’s music and cultural scene.
Unexpected Adventures in North Alabama
This twice-monthly podcast provides a wealth of information on local activities in Northern Alabama, from hiking and fishing to restaurants and museums.
The Magic of Kanab
Those planning vacations in Southern Utah may want to check out this podcast, which explores Kane County’s attractions and tells stories about the region’s secret gems.
Hosted by the Wyoming Office of Tourism, this weekly podcast fills listeners in on some of the locals’ favorite attractions, as well as some lesser known attractions.
Find Your Flow in MoCo
If your clients are heading to Morgan County, AL, this podcast is full of interesting local history, events and attractions.
If you’re looking for the inside scoop on everything in Laredo, TX, this podcast explores the city’s multicultural flair and intriguing history, as well as the best restaurants and arts and cultural highlights.
And don’t forget to check out the Destination Marketing Podcast Network for more examples of podcast by and for DMOs.
This article originally appeared in Recommend’s sister publication, Prevue.