Hotel & Travel


The first BooksAlive! literary libation event for 2017 will be held at the Bay County Public Library, located off 11th Street near downtown Panama City. Downtown Panama City has long been the center of business, government, law and financial services in the region. Downtown is also a center of tourist and visitor activity. The pedestrian friendly community offers workers, residents, tourists, visitors and shoppers a wide variety of exciting educational, cultural and entertainment alternatives. Historic Downtown Panama City is an art and history lover's paradise. It has been named 'Sixth Best Small Arts Towns in the United States', and offers an enclave of private galleries and boutiques housed in vintage buildings offering rich historical detail.


Book Your Room at the Holiday Inn



Our host hotel will be the Holiday Inn in Downtown Panama City, Florida. Only 9 Miles from Tyndall AFB, 8 Miles from NCSS & Panama City Beach! Surrounded beautifully by gardens & fountains, this award winning full service hotel & convention center is convenient for business travelers and vacationers alike. Located in the Panama City business district at HWY 231 and HWY 77 across from the Panama City Mall. Beautifully appointed guest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs, refrigerators & microwaves, and executive desk. After an exhilarating workout in our exercise room with new Nautilus equipment, unwind in our indoor heated pool or just relax in our steam room, sauna or Jacuzzi. We invite you to experience true hospitality – Southern style!


Airport Transportation


The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport services Delta, Southwest, Silver and United Airways.


To Panama City from the Airport: approximately 8 miles. From airport entrance turn right onto State Highway 388. Take State Road 77 north through and Southport and Lynn Haven.


Affordable Ground Transporation


Various car rentals, shuttle and limosine service, and taxis are available through the Northwest Regional website.




For those who enjoy fresh gulf seafood, welcome to paradise. The restaurant scene in Panama City is enough to make you drool. Fresh shrimp, grouper, snapper and more are always on the menus of downtown restaurants.


We don't stop with fresh Seafood, you will find a plethora of culinary dishes right in our backyard. From Southern Bar-B-Que and Soul Food to Italian, Cajun, German and more. We think your dining experience in Panama City will truly make your visit memorable. Visit the Downtown Panama City Facebook Page



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Holiday Inn Panama City








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