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

Get to Know a Local: Tony Northrup of Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Behind every business are people doing their best to make a living and still have time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this blog, you’ll meet one of them: Tony Northrup of Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill in Corolla. Tony bought Uncle Ike's Cafe, which had been open a couple of months in Corolla,... Read More

Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of February 25, 2021

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, February 25, 2021
With North Carolina’s COVID numbers continuing to show improvement and vaccine distribution increasing, Governor Roy Cooper has eased some of the state's COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order No. 195, which takes effect February 26 at 5 p.m. and expires March 26 at 5 p.m., lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order... Read More

Something's Missing in Manteo

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The Elizabeth II, the stately focal point of the Manteo waterfront, is gone from her berth, and the waterfront looks strangely naked. On Tuesday, February 22, a crew of volunteers and staff of Roanoke Island Festival Park motored the representative 16th-century sailing ship down Roanoke Sound to be hauled out at... Read More

Where to Eat on the Outer Banks in February

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, February 16, 2021
"Who's open?" When it comes restaurants, we all ask this question in the winter months on the Outer Banks. Maybe it's a throwback to the old days, when literally every restaurant closed (even McDonald's), and the only place to get a meal was Seamark grocery store. But times have changed. These days there are hundreds... Read More

5 Things to Do with Your Valentine on the OBX This Weekend

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Romance is in the air when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend (Valentine's is Sunday, if you didn’t already know). I hope some of you non-local readers are coming to the Outer Banks to stay this weekend. Accommodations are open and welcoming guests, and the rates are low at this time of year, so come on if you can!... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Karla & Mark Hutchins of Country Deli

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living and still have time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this blog, you’ll meet two of them: Karla and Mark Hutchins of Country Deli in Kill Devil Hills. Country Deli has been in business on the Outer Banks for 31 years. Mark’s... Read More