Coalinga is a city in Fresno County in California's San Joaquin Valley. Most visitors to the town are travelers on Interstate 5 who make a stop at Harris Ranch, a business area that actually lies 13 miles northeast of the town.
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|Nightly lows (°F)||36||40||43||47||54||61||67||65||59||51||41||36|
Data from NOAA (1981-2010)
Interstate 5 bypasses Coalinga. State Routes 33 and 198 meet here and are merged for about 9 miles to the north. It is roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Sacramento/San Francisco, about 200 miles from all three cities.
- Harris Ranch, 24505 W Dorris Ave, ☎ +1 559 935-0717, toll-free: +1-800-942-2333. 6AM-10PM daily. Just off Interstate 5 is the Harris Ranch steakhouse. A worthwhile stop on the drive between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the steaks are exceptional.
- Best Western Big Country Inn, 25020 W Dorris Ave, ☎ +1 559 935-0866, fax: +1 559 935-0644. $104.
- Motel 6 Coalinga East, 25008 W Dorris Ave, ☎ +1 559 935-1536, fax: +1 559 934-0814. $46.
- King City - King city is located 58 miles west of Coalinga along Highway 198. While the town might just be a place to spend the night while driving along Highway 101 for most travelers, those who visit in early May can attend the Salinas Valley Fair, an event which offers a rodeo, livestock competitions, and a chance to experience the agricultural character of the area. The town is also home to the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum, which offers a history of the area's agricultural development and the opportunity to tour a historic school house and rail depot.
|Routes through Coalinga|
|Sacramento ← Los Banos ←||N S||→ Kettleman City → Los Angeles|
|Tracy ← Firebaugh ← Jct E ←||N S||→ McKittrick → Ventura|
|Jct N S ← Jct N ←||W E||→ Lemoore → Visalia|