LuLu’s New Ropes Course
Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s—North Myrtle Beach is now taking things to new heights since its opening in June 2018. As of this March, LuLu’s restaurant revealed a new tropical-themed ropes course: the Mountain of Youth.
The family-friendly LuLu’s in Barefoot Landing is expanding on its mantra of “fun, food and music,” with the 48-foot-tall, multi-level rope course that features 26 elements and ends with an optional free-fall exit. Never fear, safety is key, as participants will be equipped with a harness throughout the course. And fun is the main attraction at this bright-colored climbing addition, along with a new Beach Arcade, where the kids can make dinnertime playtime on any of the host of new and popular vintage arcade games. The Mountain of Youth does require an admission charge.
It’s all a great way to work up an appetite before you sit down for lunch, dinner or snacks at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s—North Myrtle Beach. Owner Lucy Buffett, Jimmy Buffett’s little sister, also has two original LuLu’s locations in Destin, Fla., and Gulf Shores, Ala.
No matter which LuLu’s you choose to experience in the Southeast, the restaurant concept, remains the same: a waterfront setting that features a family-focused experience, including a sandy beach, a Fountain of Youth splash area, a huge climbing ropes course, arcade, boat dock, live music each night, and a gift shop stocked with gifts like Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook, “Gumbo Love.”
The one here in our neighborhood is beautifully situated on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway between Greg Norman’s and Taco Mundo, an area that’s gotten quite the facelift within Barefoot Landing.
LuLu’s menu does not disappoint! Expect to dine on Southern specialties made with love, such as LuLu’s Famous Seafood Gumbo; the specialty “Pa-menna” Cheeseburger, a half-pound burger stacked with Pa-menna cheese (pimento cheese), bacon, fried green tomatoes and French fries; any of the fried seafood baskets; and the Hot Fun Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding for dessert. LuLu’s even caters to those with food sensitivities and allergies, with special allergy menus (gluten-, egg-, seafood-, shellfish-, dairy-, and soy-free), and a separate section of the kitchen for special prep.
In tandem with LuLu’s unbeatable food is a fun drink menu, featuring LuLu’s own beer, the Crazy Sista Honey Ale, an endless list of margaritas, and frozen drink options fresh from the blender.
Resorts Near Barefoot Landing
And, if you’re planning on having more “fun, food and music” into the next day, then plan on staying at one of these nearby Condo-World resorts:
North Beach Plantation
Located just down the road from LuLu’s, this resort is a majestic castle rising high above a 7 ½-acre island between the Atlantic Ocean and Whitepoint Swash in North Myrtle Beach. Luxury oceanfront condos overlook the ocean in either of the towers or The Bridge, where the posh seven-bedroom penthouse boasts breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the Atlantic. A Caribbean-themed layout of amenities include a 2.5-acre oceanfront water park, which features multiple pools, such as an infinity pool and swim up pool bar, an indoor pool, lap pool and several hot tubs, plus waterfalls and cozy cabanas. Then there are North Beach’s Cinzia Spa, renowned for its award-winning massage and facial services, and the popular 21 Main Restaurant, serving up the finest wines, steak and sushi fare on the beach.
Barefoot North Tower
This resort is the definition of a luxury stay. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and one of the largest pools in South Carolina, the North Tower offers priceless views and a wealth of amenities in each condo and throughout the property. Each one-, three- and four-bedroom condo is appointed with designer furnishings and spacious floor plans. Within Barefoot Resort, there are also four championship golf courses anchored by a stunning clubhouse; just across the river, there’s Barefoot Landing, featuring more than 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.