A suburb of Austin, Texas, Elgin is proudly named the Sausage Capital of the World. It got its start on accident - when the Colorado River had a major flood in 1869, the railroad company had to choose a different location for a stop. Today, Elgin has a thriving commercial downtown district that has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Being so close to Austin, it’s an easy place to escape to for the weekend. When visiting in the summer, be prepared for hot, humid weather. To cool down, go rafting or fishing on the Colorado River. Buescher State Park to the south is great for fishing in a stocked lake, canoeing on the lake, biking through the scenic hills, and hiking through a wooded area. For an unforgettable glamping experience, head to Elgin, Texas.