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

Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of May 14, 2021

By Molly Harrison | Friday, May 14, 2021
Things are getting much closer to pre-pandemic normals in North Carolina. With North Carolina’s COVID numbers continuing to show improvement and vaccine distribution increasing, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has eliminated social distancing requirements in all settings, lifted the state's mask mandate outdoors for all... Read More

The New Way to Vacation on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, May 7, 2020
On Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m., visitors will be allowed on the Outer Banks once again! The bridges will be open, and visitors will be welcomed back to all the beach towns from Corolla through Ocracoke Island, including Roanoke Island/Manteo. Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties restricted visitor and nonresident... Read More

Outer Banks Coping with COVID-19

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, March 19, 2020
Everyone across the world is coping with Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) in one way or another, and the Outer Banks is no exception. While there has not been a case of Coronavirus documented on the Outer Banks so far, people here are following federal, state and local mandates for the safety of everyone.  All gatherings... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Outer Banks Shopping

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Life on the Outer Banks is in a state of flux. We must take a break from dining out at restaurants and carry out from them instead. However, we can still shop! In fact, supporting local businesses becomes all the more important in times like these. Several shops and stores are offering sales for a little extra... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Outer Banks Restaurants Shift to Carry-Out

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Update for March 23, 2020 Uncle Ike's is offering take-out and delivery, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.     UPDATE FOR MARCH 19, 2020 It's All Gravy is offering take-out. Lucky 12 Tavern has decided to close until the ban is lifted.     Outer Banks This Week is your live update... Read More

COVID-19: Outer Banks Updates

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 17, 2020
These are interesting times, right? Now more than ever, let's know that we Outer Bankers are all in this together. What happens to one almost surely is happening to others too. We here at OneBoat and Outer Banks This Week will be shifting our typical blog post telling locals and visitors what's happening around the... Read More