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

What to Do When the Red Flags are Flying

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 16, 2020
You planned ahead, spent your hard-earned money on a vacation rental, packed up all your stuff and drove hours to the Outer Banks. The kids are in their swimsuits excitedly running out to the beach. BAM! The red flags are flying. No ocean swimming?! We get it. The disappointment is real. No one likes to see those red... Read More

Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of September 14, 2020

By Beth P. Storie | Sunday, September 13, 2020
It's been a busy summer on the Outer Banks, and it looks like a great many visitors will be enjoying the beautiful fall season here as well. Local businesses are working hard to accommodate everyone. For the most part, things are going well, but the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Dare County is not at zero. Most... Read More

Join the Crowd on the Outer Banks This Fall

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 9, 2020
With Labor Day come and gone, we are now officially in the shoulder season. While that typically signals a dip in tourism, this year tourism officials are predicting that the visitation numbers will be higher than normal. Remote workers, families in remote learning situations and people who just want a vacation have... Read More

N.C. Slightly Eases COVID Restrictions Just in Time for Labor Day Weekend

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Here we are again at Labor Day weekend. I’m not going to call it the end of the summer because the official last day of summer is not until September 21. If tropical storms and hurricanes will just stay away, we could have five or six more weeks of beach days around here. Labor Day weekend on the Outer Banks will... Read More

A Musical Fundraiser for the Corolla Wild Horses

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Like most nonprofit organizations, Corolla Wild Horse Fund has had a trying year. “If I had a nickel for every time I’ve used the word ‘challenging’ to describe this year, the fund would be in great financial shape right now,” Corolla Wild Horse Fund Chief Operating Officer Jo Langone says.   Those challenges are... Read More

How to Run a Business During a Pandemic

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Running a business in the middle of a pandemic is challenging for people all over the world, and that's especially true in tourism economies like the Outer Banks. From implementing new cleaning protocols to dealing with state regulations to coping with a smaller local workforce than ever before, Outer Banks businesses... Read More