San Antonio's Attractions Showcase a Lively, Livable City

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NLC members looking forward to convening in sunny San Antonio this December can catch a glimpse of what's to come by watching for information in Nation's Cities Weekly. In the coming weeks and months we'll providing information about the city, its surroundings and its history. We'll also be giving you in an why conference attendees will find this meeting site so convenient - and easy on your feet! Everything downtown is within easy walking distance from the convention center - hotels, restaurants, exciting night life and tourist attractions. Sure, there's be shuttle buses too, but who wouldn't prefer strolling by the River Walk, taking in the heart of San Antonios downtown?

Following is the second installment of The Road to San Antanio.

Remember, you're invited to San Antonio, December 7-10, to participate in the Congress of Cities. After a day of participating in workshops, listening to nationally-renowned speakers, and networking with peers, there will be plenty of chances to find out why San Antonio's downtown is a great example of a livable and vibrant downtown, attractive to residents and tourists alike. And, for those accompanying delegates - family, friends - there are enough attractions to make each day exciting and different from the one that came before.

Rockin' and

Roller Coasters

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is an non-top celebration of San Antonio and South Texas, and it appeals to all ages. It's created around four theme areas: the Mexican town of Los Festivales; the German village of Spassburg (which translates as "fun town;" Germans settled in the region in the 1800s); the 1920s cowboy boom town of Crackaxle Canyon; and the an Texas town of Rockville during the golden age of rock'n'roll.

Excellent live shows, rides, food choices, concerts, architecture and craft demonstration all carry out the themes. There is also a water park, with thrilling slides and refreshing pools, in which to cool off on a balmy day.

Fifteen exciting rides - including a massive wooden roller coaster - add to the fun. The "Rattler" roller coaster is perched atop a 100-foot-high cliff and hurtles riders over the side at 73 miles per hour.

In 1996, guests of Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be able to take an exhilarating on a new steel roller coaster called "The Joker's Revenge. …