In 2023, Discover Temple - the Destination Marketing team at the City of Temple - participated in a highly competitive contest to bring The Daytripper, a popular travel show, to Temple, Texas. The contest was a viewer's choice pick that followed a destination bracket format, pitting sixteen cities against each other. The contest relied heavily on viewers' votes for cities to advance to the next round. After an intense competition, Temple emerged victorious, beating out other popular destinations like Terrell, Grand Prairie, San Antonio, and Comanche. On August 11, 2023, Temple was announced as the winning city for the season 14 finale of The Daytripper.

Discover Temple left no stone unturned in their efforts to promote the contest. They used various social media channels, including posts, reels, newsletters, and press releases, to create awareness about the contest and encourage daily voting. They also received timely assistance from the community of Temple, Texas, which made it possible for the city to win the competition and secure a feature as the season 14 finale destination.

The Daytripper crew arrived in Temple in March 2024 to commence filming the season finale. During their stay, the crew captured the beauty of the city and interacted with the locals, learning more about the community's culture and traditions. The Destination Marketing team at the City of Temple also met with The Daytripper crew and shared some of their favorite local highlights and favorites with them. 

The season 14 finale of The Daytripper, featuring Temple, Texas, is set to air on national TV in May 2024. Viewers will have the opportunity to witness all the fantastic things Temple offers, including its rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, and hospitable locals.

Season 14 Finale Announcement