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

“So … What Do You All Do Here During the Winter?"

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, February 14, 2019
Good question! It's one that locals encounter each summer and fall. Then, when the weather is still nice, going to the beach seems like the only activity that matters. When temperatures dip below 60 degrees, however, and many of the shops, restaurants and activity businesses close for the off-season, things get pretty... Read More

Madly in Love or Single as a Pringle? Planning Your OBX Valentine's Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Monday, February 11, 2019
Whether you’re ready for it or not, it’s the season of love on the Outer Banks. What are your plans for Valentine's Day? No worries if you’re still figuring it out. You have some time but not much. There are plenty of Outer Banks restaurants and shops to help make the day one for the books, so start making your plans... Read More

Community Walk Scheduled for the New Bridge Over Oregon Inlet

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Outer Banks’ bridges get a lot of love. For locals, they’re a beautiful metaphor for interconnected histories, cultures and communities shared between these islands. To visitors, the bridges represent that final cusp between them and a beach vacation – thrilling for new vacationers and sparking reminiscent... Read More

Oysters, Opera and Other Ways to Avoid the Super Bowl This Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 30, 2019
You know, I’ve tried to like football. And I mean really tried. Despite my best efforts, it never took hold – some things just aren’t meant to be. Now the Super Bowl spirals toward us, and I’m scrambling to find alternative activities to fill my weekend on the Outer Banks. I’ve lucked out too. There are awesome Outer... Read More

Frank Stick Art Show Remembers the Late Glenn Eure

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 23, 2019
With more than 40 years of experience under its belt, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show must be doing something right. The annual art show opens at the Dare County Arts Council this weekend for its 41st year, and the DCAC gallery will showcase the submitted artwork until late February. This is one of the biggest art... Read More

Approaching Wine with the Outer Banks' Advanced Sommelier

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wine is intimidating, I won’t lie. How many of us have glanced at a wine menu and felt overwhelmed by the endless varieties, vintages, places of origin and more that influence what each drink tastes like? There’s the fact that you’ll likely pair said wine with food, and that opens a whole new realm of considerations.... Read More