As a wise wanderer, choosing hotels in Rialto, CA (or any destination) is not a quest to select the best locale in which to stay put. For you, a hotel room isn't a static setting, it's a transporter, a bridge connecting you with diverse experiences, landscapes, and emotions. And in Rialto, which calls itself the "Bridge City," you'll discover a link between the dynamically varied streaks of Southern California: the urban and the wild, the arid and the lush, the mountains and the valleys, and the opposing forces of fire and water. Step just outside the city and gaze over a landscape where it all collides. You'll be surprised to find that amid such life-giving energies, you'll find your own bridge to stillness and serenity.
After checking in to your Rialto hotel, make your first destination the adjacent North Etiwanda Preserve. While strolling along its loop trail, see the cyclical creation and destruction in the colors of the land and remnants of human endeavors. The stone-clad structure of an old water gauging station alongside a creek tells of a century of observation of water levels, a foretelling of dangers to come in too-fast or too-sluggish a flow. A crumbling wall along another trail section is a former fire station where guards awaited the first wisp of inevitable wildfires that routinely scorch the earth, a destruction that in time leads to new, stronger growth. You'll leave this remarkable place in awe of the equilibrium always achieved by nature and familiar to you in your own life. Continue your travels to Palm Springs— Rialto rental cars offer the most convenient way to get there—and see that in a small way, man can work around the challenges of nature, building golf courses in the desert and art galleries in the shadows of rugged mountains. Likewise, hotels in Palm Springs offer you cool comfort away from the blazing sun.
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