You’ve booked your hotel, planned your itinerary. Now all that’s left is the drive to Columbia SC. Whether you’re coming from just down the road or there’s a long trek between you and the heart of SC, you can start getting in the Columbia SC groove with these three playlists.

New in Town:

Blend in with the locals by tuning in to the Like a Local Podcast. With two episodes about Columbia SC from our very own locals Mattison Heatherly and Megan Pincnkey you’ll have all the inside tips to help you navigate your getaway. Use the miles ahead to prepare to stand front row and sing along with every word at a Prettier than Matt show. This local band's newest album, Colors, will have your drive speeding by in no time. For those last few minutes into town, tune in to the latest Soda City Podcast. These >20-minute episodes are built from locally crowd-sourced recommendations sure to have you feeling right at home in Columbia SC.

Here on Business:

All kinds of meetings and business draw folks to South Carolina’s capital city. Get some insight into the politics that go on at the State House with a listen to Bourbon in the Backroom. Once the clock hits 5:00 pm, business travelers need to know the ins-and-outs of their destination’s food and beverage scene. Whether you need a quick bite after meetings or a bit of background on the place you’d plan to wine and dine clients, The Southern Fork Podcast will introduce you food across the Southeast including some of Columbia’s finest bartenders and farmers.

Road to Victory:

Watching the Gamecocks play is a great reason to hit the road. Pre-game with Hootie and the Blowfish’s first album Cracked Rear View. Long-time fans will recognize some of their favorite throwbacks from the band's early shows around Five Points. If you're looking to freshen up your playlist with other local bands, check out our blog on the city's latest rockstars. Take a break from the tunes with a few episodes of UofSC’s official podcast Remembering the Days as you cruise towards a winning visit to Columbia SC.