10/22/2014 05:13 EDT | Updated 12/22/2014 05:59 EST

What to Do in Las Vegas

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Canadians just can't seem to get enough of Las Vegas. According to the Conference Board of Canada, between January and July 2014 the number of arrivals from Canada increased by 12 per cent compared to the same time 2013.

As Canada's Sin City experts, we've called out to our team of Sin City insiders -- on the ground locals and Vegas experts -- and developed customized travel itineraries tailored for anyone thinking of making the trip. Whether you're an Adrenaline Adventurer, High Roller, Big Ticket Enthusiast or Vintage Seeker, Vegas has so many options to choose from and we know a little help from locals goes a long way. Here are a few unique itineraries, as curated by and our Sin City Insiders:


MORNING -- For a true 360-degree view of Vegas, take the plunge with a skydiving adventure. But if you're not a fan of heights, try the indoor skydive option instead.

NOON -- Satisfy your need for speed behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 or a Lamborghini Gallardo. A lap around the track in one of these vehicles is sure to get your engine going.

NIGHT -- For the ultimate adrenaline-pumping and memorable activity, make your mark with a tattoo to remember it all.


MORNING -- Who says the fun needs to stop when the night is over? Known as the best place to keep the party going, Lavo features a 'Saturday Party Brunch,' complete with a lavish menu, bubbly champagne and yes, even music to keep you dancing.

NOON -- For a more restful and relaxing VIP experience (or if you're looking to recover from the night before), spend the afternoon treating yourself at the Wynn spa.

NIGHT -- For an elaborate night out on the town that only Vegas can provide, treat yourself to dinner at Gordon "Hell's Kitchen" first-ever steakhouse and eat the 'Gordon Ramsay Steak' in Paris Las Vegas. From there, explore the infamous Vegas strip in your own private limousine and when you're ready to rock, strap on your dancing shoes and head over to LiFE Nightclub at SLS, the newest and coolest club in town.


MORNING -- Fly over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Fortification Hill, and enjoy a touchdown in the Grand Canyon, complete with a late-morning snack and Champagne toast.

NOON -- Check out one of the many magic shows or partake in an interactive afternoon with "comedy in action" entertainer Jeff Civillico at The Quad on the north end of the strip.

NIGHT -- No Big Ticket Vegas trip would be complete without a big ticket show. Cirque du Soleil's Beatles Love is a fan favourite, and music lovers can see bands like Kiss and Motley Crue or pop queen Britney Spears, all of whom have Vegas residencies.


MORNING -- Play a round of golf at the last remaining casino golf course on the Strip at Wynn Las Vegas. The historic course, known for most of its life as the Desert Inn Country Club, has hosted dignitaries, mobsters and A-list entertainers throughout its history.

NOON -- Spend the afternoon walking among the ghosts of Vegas Past at the Neon Museum, where classic Vegas signage goes to spend its afterlife.

NIGHT -- If you're really feeling 'vintage,' spend the evening like the old Rat Pack at the city's oldest continuously operating casino, downtown's El Cortez. Opened in 1941, the casino was once owned by mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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