As a Yelp Elite member, Jason was admitted to the annual Yelp Spring Break party.
The first stop was Happy Hour at Hotel Valentia next to the famous River Walk.
We got a beer with a smiley face
A historical-looking building right next door.
Second day, we had a running tour, where we ran around for 5km to see all the touristy sites in San Antonio.
Our first stop was the Alamo by the River Walk.
Fire of Friendship from Mexico, signifies the friendship after the Mexican-American war.
A sculpture gate in the Centennial Park.
Amphitheatre on the River Walk.
The city fountain was almost removed due to some controversial historical backgrounds.
Old Spanish market with our running tour guide.
When I lived in San Antonio, this used to be one of my favorite places to take friends out.
Spanish Governor’s house, dubbed as the most beautiful building in down-town San Antonio.
0 milestone of the Spanish trail.
San Antonio Municipal hall building.
Fancy church building.
Old Catholic church. One of the original buildings in down-town San Antonio.
In the church, coffin containing the ashes of the worriers from the Battle of Alamo.
Map of river walk.
Majestic theatre for fancy shows in town.
Federal court house.
That night we went to a party at the Briscoe Museum.
Lots of wine tasting.
Me in Marilynn Monroe (accidentally stepped on an air vent).
The only restaurant opening at mid-night was a Whataburger.
Next day, we went to Spec’s for some wine, and bumped into their anniversary festival. A band was setup outside the shop. They played one of my favorite songs, Hotel California, while I was their only audience.
Me posing with Hennessy for their promo.
That evening we dropped by Hard Rock cafe. All Yelpers had unlimited burgers and 1 glass of martinis.
Scavenger hunt. Unfortunately they were closed by the time we had turned ours in.
Beautiful glass jewelry shop not far from the touristy River Walk. Those eggs and bacons are as tempting as they are earrings.
We took the River Walk to see the light show in the old Catholic church, and took some fun pictures on the way.
The half-hour light show on the catholic church talked about the history of Texas and San Antonio.
A multi-cultured modern Texas.
Sunday morning we went to Taquitos, a local outdoor tacos house for some breakfast tacos.
Our tiny breakfast tacos.
Our next Yelp event was in Hemisfair Park, noted for its tower named as the Hemisfair.
The event was held not far from the tower, in the park, featuring food and alcohol samplers. This is a pizza sampling place.
Fish taco samplers.
Our spicy fish tacos.
Beer salt truck.
Of course, everyone gets a free cotton candy.
The park next to the Hemisfair featuring play-grounds.
And bike trails, I used to love biking around San Antonio between old missionary ruins. There are four Spanish missionary ruins in San Antonio, all connected by a trail.
Gigantic chess ground.