Here’s the scoop on the newest events and experiences happening this summer.
Newly reopened Canyon Ranch Woodside is an idyllic oasis among the California redwoods.
After a year of indoor living, it’s time to submerge yourself in the magnificent presence of nature. Enter Canyon Ranch Woodside, where wholly customized health and wellness stays are available in a truly idyllic location right here in Silicon Valley. Freshly reopened in April, the tranquil oasis is offering an array of new programs, from customized group experiences for families, couples and more to a healthy, delicious culinary program to energize and satisfy. Guests also have access to trainers, spiritual guides, wellness coaches and spa practitioners, all while being surrounded by the glorious California redwoods. 16350 Skyline Blvd., Woodside
Google’s newest endeavor is taking a step into the past with the creation of a mixed-use development, which will preserve and memorialize San Jose’s industrial history. In the western edges of the downtown area, the transit-oriented district will feature an old bakery, 19th century Victorian bungalows, a century-old foundry, a landmark utility building, a renowned “dancing pig” sign and more, in hopes of paying homage to enticing historic structures. Once completed, an estimated 20,000 Google employees will work at the company’s Downtown West office, while creating a resilient and productive area for residents and employees alike to thrive.
The newly opened Hotel Shashi is not your average luxury hotel. In the heart of Silicon Valley, just walking distance to Google HQ, Microsoft and Intuit, the grand urban resort is crafting a one-of-a-kind guest experience with its first installment of a four-part dining concept including The Emerald Hour, a craft cocktail destination located inside the hotel that makes bitters, tinctures, infusions and syrups in-house to pair with luxurious spirits. While cocktails are a specialized staple at the hotel, by the end of the year, visitors will get to experience the dining concept in its entirety, complete with a coffee shop and casual Spanish restaurant, along with an upscale fine dining experience opening in 2022. 1625 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
A scene from the Hamilton And Peggy national tour.
Broadway San Jose has announced an incredible season lineup—and you won’t want to miss it. The theater is set to first showcase Hamilton from October 12 to 31, then move on to productions of Hairspray, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tootsie, Dear Evan Hansen and 1776. In addition to the assortment of well-known productions, special season events include Food Network host Alton Brown’s Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats. For access to the iconic shows, theatergoers can purchase a mini package with a minimum of four productions. 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose
Author and pioneering environmental advocate John Muir’s 1911 observational account of Yosemite Valley, My First Summer in the Sierra, is being given new life through a reissue by Hat & Beard Press and a thoughtful revisualization by artist Cole Sternberg. Th e new edition features a foreword by writer and distinguished professor Percival Everett as well as striking, original collages by Sternberg. Extending Muir’s philosophies of preservation, the artwork throughout the text considers how social beliefs influence environmental policy within the United States, while shining light on the enigmatic qualities of nature that so direly need to be protected. Hat & Beard Press
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF CANYON RANCH WOODSIDE, BROADWAY SAN JOSE PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS, BOOK PHOTOS COURTESY OF THIRD EYE