Hi.......my husband and I are heading to Vegas this fall and it will be the first time for both of us. It will be for my 50th birthday, which is in Sept. (not going during my birthday, helping kids move into apartments and get back to college) We've been to Reno before. My hubby will be 54 so we are not spring chickens. We are not really into laying by the pool. We've been doing research online but are ending up more confused than ever. Our first impulse was to stay at the NYNY. We thought we might go to the Blue Man Group and it's not too far away at the Luxor. Now I'm worried we might get a room too close to the roller coaster and it will be noisy. The other question, to get a spa suite or not. Is it worth it? I've never had one before and thought this would be a nice treat. Plus with all the walking around we'll be doing, we will probably be very happy to go back to our room and soak our old, worn out bones. Both of us are carrying around extra pounds, we are not skinny-minis but we can walk some as long as we pace ourselves. I might be the one dragging us down the most, I have a bad knee that is getting closer to needing to be replaced. I've already had one replaced 7 years ago and it's fine. I can walk around fine as long as I can rest periodically. I know there are buses and the monorail for getting around too. After reading good reviews about the MGM Tower Spa Suites I thought that might be a good choice for us. I've read the MGM Grand is huge, almost a city in itself. Is this too much for us? My hubby saw that the Signature at MGM rooms were very nice but I noticed on the map they were a bit of a walk from the Strip. So herein lies my dilemma. I want to be close to the strip so walking back to the room isn't such a huge chore every time. Where to stay? We don't want the most expensive room on the strip but we don't need to penny-pinch either. We want to do things up nice and have a nice time. I would love to hear comments from those who have done this before. Also, any tips for a early 50s couple, places to eat, shows to see, fun stuff to do, please leave any comments. Thank you!