Swept up in the tech-boom, San Jose is now known as the Capital of Silicon Valley; be sure to check out The Tech Museum of Innovation. Out of town, head to the sunny California hills to explore the telescopes at the Lick Observatory, or for a scenic drive in the Saratoga Hills. For a nice day trip, head west to the lovely Pacific beaches of nearby Santa Cruz.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada