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Beach Vacation at the Holiday Inn Panama CityFor those who are looking to spend the 4th of July at the beach without breaking the bank, our Holiday Inn Panama City offers a great alternative place to stay that’s just minutes away from the sands of the Gulf of Mexico and less crowded than staying on Panama City Beach.Panama City Beach is always a popular summer vacation destination.  The beach is extremely busy all summer long but over the 4th of July holiday, Panama City Beach becomes extremely busy, making hard to find a hotel room – and even harder to escape the crowds.  There is a solution to the beach crowd blues just a few minutes over the bridge in Panama City, Florida!

At our newly remodeled Holiday Inn, visitors can get the best of both worlds by being just a short drive to sugar white sand beaches, yet still being able to escape the crowds of the beach!  We’ve just wrapped up a multi-million-dollar renovation so the guest rooms, lobby, restaurant and bar and other areas of the hotel are all new, and of course we offer all the perks of Holiday Inns with the Kids’ Eat Free program and IHG Rewards Club – where you can earn points toward free stays or cash in your points and stay for free!  The Holiday Inn Panama City even offers a Resort Access Package where guests receive passes to visit our sister hotel, the Holiday Inn Resort on Panama City Beach!

“Staying on the beach is great, don’t get me wrong, but staying just that few minutes away from the beach absolutely has its perks!  The during the busiest times on the beach hotel rates can climb very high and it can be very difficult to move around to go out to dinner and such… but heading back in town after a day of beach fun opens up a ton of other options for dining and can be far more relaxing then being tangled up in beach traffic.”  Says Philip Colvin, Director of Marketing for the Holiday Inn Panama City.

Not only does Panama City offer shopping and dining options, just down the road from our hotel there’s an incredible fireworks display held each year at the beautiful and recently upgraded, Panama City Marina.  The annual 4th of July event always has lots of vendors, food, and activities for families, and one of the largest fireworks displays in Northwest Florida – and this year is no different.  On Independence Day 2016, the family fun will kick off at 2:00pm and continuing through to midnight featuring a Kids Zone, 3 live acts including Hangar Sixx, and of course fireworks over the bay.

“If you are planning to come to the area, we encourage you to book early as the best hotels in Panama City will fill up over the 4th,” says Colvin. “and the earlier you book the more you’ll save.”

With the ease of getting to the beach for a fun family day, and the ease of getting around Panama City versus the beach, the perks of staying at the Holiday Inn Panama City won’t be a secret for long.