From Coalinga, Fresno is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northeast, and Monterey is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the west.
Set aside some time to visit the Coalinga City Office or the R. C. Baker Memorial Museum while you are here.
From firmly-established, must-see spots to lesser known gems, San Joaquin Valley is wonderfully endowed with sights and attractions. Kettleman City, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and San Miguel, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast of Coalinga are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
Paso Robles, is another interesting spot to discover. It is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Coalinga and offers a great selection of things to do and see, for example Paso Robles Golf Club, Cass Winery and Barney Schwartz Park. Villicana Winery, Paso Robles Event Center and Anglim Winery are just a handful of the many other interesting attractions in Paso Robles.
If the weather is fine while here, explore San Joaquin Valley's watery side. Canoeing and water skiing are just two ways the locals like to cool off here.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time fly home, head to the nearest major airport in Visalia, 55 miles (89 kilometers) away.