Coalinga (/ˌkoʊ.əˈlɪŋɡə/ or /kəˈlɪŋɡə/) is a city in Fresno County and the western San Joaquin Valley, in central California. It was formerly known as Coaling Station A, Coalingo, and Coalinga Station. The population was 13,380 at the 2010 census, up from 11,668 at the 2000 census. It is the site of both Pleasant Valley State Prison and Coalinga State Hospital.Wikipedia
A place in United States, Coalinga is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Coalinga, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Big Sur. Take a short trip from Coalinga and set some time aside to explore the Big Sur. Dotted with places like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park; it will definitely be a good idea. A holiday in Coalinga can generally be of 1-2 days.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!