There is no doubt that we love the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida and these 25 photos illustrate why we love it so much.

Panama City Beach, Florida is a popular vacation destination, especially for those of us from the Tri-state. It is just a nine-hour drive from Evansville by car or if you prefer to fly, there is an airport in Panama City Beach if you'd prefer to fly.

With 340 Gulf-facing guest rooms, there is not a bad view from a single room at the Holiday Inn Resort. The Escape Deck offers a place to unwind, enjoy live music and drink or you can take a dip in the zero-depth entry pool. Brand new in 2021 is the new lazy river that spans nearly two football fields and offers a sand-side view of the Gulf.

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Of course, no vacation is complete with delicious food and the Holiday Inn Resort has a world-class chef at the helm of the culinary ship. Chef Paul has literally cooked for presidents and heads of state. There is not a thing on any of the menus from the resort's 3 restaurants that disappoints.

103 GBF has your chance to experience the Holiday Inn Resort for you and up to 3 of your friends or family with Bands in the Sand. It's your chance to win a 3 day/2 night stay. Make sure you have the GBF Mobile app - it's free! - and then turn on your notifications. We'll send you a new band and song title written in the sand each day this week. In the meantime, take a look at our list of 25 photos that prove the Holiday Inn Resort is the best place to stay in Panama City Beach. Then be sure you give the folks in Reservations a call to book a stay of your own at 1-877-230-4086 and tell them you'd like the Radio Special!

25 Photos that Prove the Holiday Inn Resort is the Best Destination in Panama City Beach

The Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach Florida is the best vacation destination and we have 25 photos that prove it.

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