My wife and I are wanting to visit Palm Springs the week between Christmas and New Years,Coming from wet and cold Seattle. We've never been before and are not sure what area(s) are the best. We're thinking of renting a mid century updated house with pool. A couple questions. Is it warm there that time of year? what areas are the best to stay in ? Also areas that will get sun on the pool in the yard (we've been told to close to the mountains and no afternoon sun). Any recommendations would be appreciated!