Coalinga, California is a great overnight stop! Why? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnight stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s what makes Coalingam California a great overnight stop!

About Coalinga, California…

Coalinga is a city in Fresno County and the western San Joaquin Valley, in central California about 80 miles southeast of Salinas. It was formerly known as “Coaling Station A”, “Coalingo” and “Coalinga Station”. The population was 13,380 as of the 2010 census, up from 11,668 at the 2000 census.

The town is mostly surrounded by the Coalinga oil field whose principal operator, Chevron, is a major employer in the area. The Harris Ranch is a cattle ranch that features a hotel, several restaurants, and a gift shop for travelers. It is located on Interstate 5 about 13 miles northeast of Coalinga. wikipedia

Places to Stay in Coalinga…

While there’s not a huge selection of places to stay at this exit in Coalinga, the ones here should satisfy most lodging tastes. Best Western Big Country Inn, Harris Ranch Inn, and Motel 6 are located immediately off this exit.

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant - Coalinga, CA | I-5 Exit Guide
Places to Stay in Coalinga…Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant in Coalinga, California

Places to Eat in Coalinga…

More than a dozen places to eat are just off this Coalinga I-5 exit. Choices here include ampm, Baja Fresh, Carl’s Jr., Denny’s, Food Shop, Harris Ranch Express BBQ, Harris Ranch Restaurant, McDonald’s, Ranch Kitchen, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Tacos y Tortas Chalio Coalinga.

Carl's Jr. in Coalinga, CA | I-5 Exit Guide
Carl’s Jr. in Coalinga, California

Places to Shop in Coalinga…

While this exit lacks any shopping options, approximately 10 miles west on CA198 is the city of Coalinga, with department store, supermarket and other places to pick up essentials.

Fuel Up and Head Out…

As a major interstate refueling location, this Coalinga exit includes 76, Arco, Chevron Extra Mile, Shell, and Valero fuel stops at competative prices.


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