San Antonio Yelp Spring Break

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As a Yelp Elite member, Jason was admitted to the annual Yelp Spring Break party.

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The first stop was Happy Hour at Hotel Valentia next to the famous River Walk.

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We got a beer with a smiley face 微笑

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A historical-looking building right next door.

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Second day, we had a running tour, where we ran around for 5km to see all the touristy sites in San Antonio.

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Our first stop was the Alamo by the River Walk.

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Fire of Friendship from Mexico, signifies the friendship after the Mexican-American war.

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A sculpture gate in the Centennial Park.

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Amphitheatre on the River Walk.

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The city fountain was almost removed due to some controversial historical backgrounds.

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Old Spanish market with our running tour guide.

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When I lived in San Antonio, this used to be one of my favorite places to take friends out.

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Spanish Governor’s house, dubbed as the most beautiful building in down-town San Antonio.

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0 milestone of the Spanish trail.

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San Antonio Municipal hall building.

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Fancy church building.

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Old Catholic church. One of the original buildings in down-town San Antonio.

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In the church, coffin containing the ashes of the worriers from the Battle of Alamo.

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Map of river walk.

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Majestic theatre for fancy shows in town.

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Federal court house.

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That night we went to a party at the Briscoe Museum.

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Lots of wine tasting.

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Me in Marilynn Monroe (accidentally stepped on an air vent).

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The only restaurant opening at mid-night was a Whataburger.

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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.

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Me posing with Hennessy for their promo.

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That evening we dropped by Hard Rock cafe. All Yelpers had unlimited burgers and 1 glass of martinis.

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Scavenger hunt. Unfortunately they were closed by the time we had turned ours in.

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Beautiful glass jewelry shop not far from the touristy River Walk. Those eggs and bacons are as tempting as they are earrings.

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We took the River Walk to see the light show in the old Catholic church, and took some fun pictures on the way.

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The half-hour light show on the catholic church talked about the history of Texas and San Antonio.

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A multi-cultured modern Texas.

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Sunday morning we went to Taquitos, a local outdoor tacos house for some breakfast tacos.

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Our tiny breakfast tacos.

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Our next Yelp event was in Hemisfair Park, noted for its tower named as the Hemisfair.

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The event was held not far from the tower, in the park, featuring food and alcohol samplers. This is a pizza sampling place.

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Fish taco samplers.

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Our spicy fish tacos.

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Beer salt truck.

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Of course, everyone gets a free cotton candy.

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Body painting.

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The park next to the Hemisfair featuring play-grounds.

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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.

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Gigantic chess ground.

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