My husband and I are planning to take a trip to Vegas April 1-4 2013. We haven't been there for about 10 years. Needless to say, things have changed. First, we would like to stay at the MGM because I am impressed with what I have read about the renovations and we like to stay on the strip. We have stayed at the Flamingo, Monte Carlo and Bally's in the past. They were all fine, but the Flamingo was getting dated then, I can't imagine what it must look like now. Are we making a mistake with thinking that MGM will be a step up? I found a room rate for $60 a night before the $25 resort fee. The reservation agent told me that is the cheapest they ever go, but somehow I doubt that. What price should I be looking for? Ten years ago I could find rooms for $35 and no resort fees. Next question, will the pools be open that early in April and will it be warm enough to use them? (we are from Wisconsin, so we are coming from temps in the 40's in early April) My husband and I play table games, but usually I tire out before him and head to the room. I have read that the MGM is huge so hopefully I will feel confident heading to the room on my own. What are the table minimums on a weekday night for craps and blackjack? Will we be able to find $10 tables at night or only during the day or not at all on the strip? The dates we are vacationing are the days right after Easter Sunday. Will that be a busy time or will people be back at work and school? We have spring break the week after Easter, but I am hoping that is not true for other schools and colleges. We are considering a nice dinner out at LeCirque at Bellagio. Any suggestions, yes or no to that. I understand the cost is higher and we are okay with that. I like to have good service and atmosphere as well as good food. Thanks for all your help.