Outer Banks This Week Blog

Outer Banks information comes in many forms, but there’s no better way to learn it than through conversations with a local. The OuterBanksThisWeek.com blog is that local friend…even if you already live here! Every week, Hannah Lee Leidy gives the run down on Outer Banks activities, Outer Banks events, Outer Banks shopping – all the Outer Banks information needed to ensure that you have the best possible experience. And she does it in a conversational way that’s easy to read and entertaining. Outer Banks activities are numerous, and this blog gives you an insider’s scoop to help you plan your day. She leads you to all the Outer Banks events you won’t want to miss – sports, annual functions and holiday festivities. She gives you her input on the most exciting Outer Banks activities – the ones she loves, the ones she thinks you should love. If anything exciting or out-of-the-ordinary is happening during your visit – and there definitely will be something – this blog is your trusty guide to figuring out the whats, whens and wheres.

Nightlife, for example, is detailed here – what band is playing where, which scene is wild, which is chill. Festivals are also described – the ones that are old and loved and the ones that are new and anticipated. The amount of Outer Banks information offered here will keep you busy and in the know. You can find out what would be fun for you, your family or even your pets.

A fun touch of this blog is its conversational element. Hannah Lee always wants to hear from you! In fact, reader input can influence the basis of her next blog’s focus. So if there’s a topic or question you’re craving an answer for, let her know. Sit a spell and read through present and past OuterBanksThisWeek.com blogs. With all the Outer Banks information detailed for you, you’ll be the trusted source to all your friends!

Featured Blog

I Rode the Ocracoke Passenger Ferry So You Don't Have To (But Why You Absolutely Should)

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, June 18, 2019
In every conversation I had about Ocracoke Island this past winter and spring, news of the Ocracoke passenger ferry always inched its way in somehow: At first the ferry was happening … then it wasn’t. But then there was a solution … that needed additional tweaks. A flurry of excitement and questions circulated around... Read More

Secret Island Welcomes REHAB to the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Since opening in the spring of 2018, Secret Island Restaurant and Entertainment has climbed to be one of the Outer Banks’ most popular venues for entertainment and nightlife. With a stage and dancing room in the Victorian-inspired space and the restaurant with a full bar, it’s easy to see why people love heading to... Read More

The Outer Banks for Dads - Planning the Ultimate Fathers' Day Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 12, 2019
There is a lot to appreciate about the dad stereotype: cringe-worthy jokes, insisting that everyone participate in the dorky activities, socks with sandals (it prevents blisters), sharing stories that begin with, “Well, when I was your age.” These are a few quality features of the men who teach us so much (whether or... Read More

Waves Welcomes Back The Roots

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Not many villages with a year-round population of about 70 can bring in concerts from internationally famous acts. But the phenomenal water recreation, gorgeous Pamlico Sound setting and facilities at REAL Watersports make it a near common occurrence for the village of Waves. Don’t believe me? Just head there Friday... Read More

Tanned, Ripped and Ready: Lifeguards Return Full-Time for Summer on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The summer season brings more to the Outer Banks than the return of visitors, long daylight hours and sunburned shoulders – the return of lifeguards patrolling the beaches, surveying from the stands and making numerous rescues also accompanies each Memorial Day weekend. The beach and ocean are the Outer Banks’ biggest... Read More

Kick Off Summer with Memorial Day on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with summer’s arrival. With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s, who doesn’t want to spend Memorial Day on the Outer Banks? The number of visitors started picking up weekends ago, and from this Friday forth, it’s full steam ahead. And with the increase in people, Outer Banks... Read More