Where to Grab a Bite and Relax at the Community Summit North America in Orlando, Florida

Are you heading to the Community Summit North America (Community Summit) event from October 10-13 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Centre in Orlando, Florida, next month?


If so, keep reading to find local hot spots for grabbing a bite to eat, site-seeing, and having fun with the whole family.


What is Community Summit North America, and Who Should Attend?


The largest independent gathering of Microsoft business applications users, partners, and software vendors has taken place at Community Summit North America, which distinguishes itself from other community gatherings on the market thanks to three distinctive differences:


  • For Users and By Users: The event was not created by Microsoft but by Dynamic Communities, a private equity-backed company that organizes unique events to create an authentic peer-to-peer experience.

  • Decreases Complexity to Deliver Results: With over 300 speakers, including some experts from Microsoft, each of the 500 sessions is designed to simplify the ERP, and low code functions that our businesses rely on to achieve company goals.

  • Aligned with your Microsoft Journey: With a community goal to meet you where you’re at, each track is organized based on ERP or Power Platform and further categorized based on skill level and your goal with the program. Geared towards whether you are new to the program, looking to migrate within, or optimizing your business application solutions, the program works with your individual company needs.


Employees using Dynamics in their role, regardless of their organizational level, can significantly benefit from attending the Community Summit event. Whether it’s to gain new insight, learn from other peers or expert speakers, or be a part of the community, there is something to learn for everyone.

  • Employees in Finance and Accounting who use the Dynamics ERP system to manage the financial aspects of the business

  • Microsoft Dynamics users who are in charge of executing, innovating, and streamlining business processes

  • IT and technology professionals ensure Dynamics runs smoothly for all users within the organization

  • Users with a business focus who are developing low-code or no-code solutions


Where to Eat when attending the Community Summit North America event


If you’re looking for something to eat, the Gaylord Palms Resort has many family-friendly options.

  1. The Moor (Seafood) – Reserve a table

  2. Wreckers Sports Bar – open for lunch and dinner (no reservation required)

  3. Villa de Flora – open for breakfast. Reserve a table

  4. Old Hickory Steakhouse – open for dinner. Reserve a table

  5. Sand Bar – open for lunch (no reservation required)

  6. Socio – Cuban-inspired bar and lounge

  7. A la Carte – Room delivery is offered daily from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight

Looking for something quick and casual?


The hotel offers some fast-food and convenient options, including Artisan Pizza, Emerald Bay Marketplace, or Crystal River Refreshments for some poolside snacks. Enjoy a cup of java at the Cocoa Bean Express or a sweet treat at Honeybells Frozen Yogurt.


Where to Play or Relax, Depending on Your Mood


Things to do at the Gaylord Orlando resort:


The Gaylord Palms Resort is an attraction on its own, and there is fun for the whole family while attending the Community Summit. If you have young children, you may even want to plan to stay a few extra days. With its Cypress Springs Water Park, South Beach Pool, and many indoor and outdoor attractions, there is something for everyone here.


Cypress Springs Water Park: An exclusive amenity to the Gaylord Palms Resort guests, this fun-filled water park features a multi-level tree house, racing slides, a drop slide, the Crystal River Rapids, and the FlowRider Surfer Experience.


Crystal River Rapids: In this thrilling new ride, you'll twist and turn amid rapid currents, real waterfalls, and limestone cliffs. As you move quickly, thrilling water activations such as a tunnel concealed by cascading waterfalls, a leaky ruined wall, seven sprinkling leaves, and more will surprise and excite you. With heated water, you can enjoy it all year long, and alcoves so you can stop and take in the breathtaking views of Cypress Springs Water Park; you don’t want to miss this attraction.


FlowRider Surfer Experience: Want to practice your surfing or bodyboarding skills? For only $30 per person and up to a maximum booking of 6 people, the FlowRider Surfer Experience allows you to surf or bodyboard the waves in this virtual attraction.


Book your tickets here.


South Beach Pool: Make sure to reserve your poolside lounger or cabana ahead of time. Have peace of mind knowing that you don’t need to rush to get a spot at the pool.


Make your reservation here.


Resort Spa and Fitness Centre: Want to escape and enjoy a relaxing massage or other spa treatment at the hotel’s Relâche Spa & Salon?


Check out the list of services and make your reservation here.


Other Resort Attractions: If you’re looking for other attractions or events, look at the Gaylord Palms Resort activities for many different options to suit the whole family.


Things to do in and around Orlando:


If you want to take a day trip off the resort, there are many options for you and the family. A few to highlight include the following:


Walt Disney World: The famous Walt Disney World is only a short drive away from the Gaylord Palms Resort! With its many attractions, rides, and famous Disney characters, it will be an adventure that is sure to excite the whole family.


Falcon’s Fire Golf Course: Also close by is the Falcon’s Fire Golf Course, with a practice facility if you want to work on your swing. Enjoy breakfast at the Falcon's Nest Restaurant before you head out to golf or lunch and cocktails afterward. Don’t forget to book your tee time.


Meet Charlie Walker: That’s right. You read that correctly! You can meet and talk to Astronaut Charlie Walker from October 7-10 at the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex. It’s about an hour’s drive from the Gaylord Palms and keep in mind that this event happens a few days before the Community Summit event, so you will need to plan your trip dates accordingly.


Learn more and get your tickets here.


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa: If you want to try your luck, you can take a one-hour drive from the Gaylord Palms Resort and hit up the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. You must be 21 or older to attend.


Community Summit North America Registration Information


If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so by following this link.


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