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

Slainte, Dudes - The Outer Banks Celebrates St. Paddy's Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 11, 2020
I’m not Irish nor am I Catholic, but neither diminishes my die-hard love for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the holiday that we all need. Think about it: The calendar rolled into March, but not every day feels spring like until the month’s end. While we’re occasionally treated to sunshine and the first hints of tourist... Read More

Planning an Outer Banks Wedding – The Wedding Weekend Returns

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 4, 2020
The love of your life finally asked the question, and you said, “YES!” No, I don’t mean asking if you want to order take out; I’m talking about tying the knot. Planning a wedding comes with lots of questions and decisions, and one of the most important is WHERE. The Outer Banks’ year-round natural aesthetic and... Read More

Tapas Crawls, Cook Offs and Wine Dinners Return for Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The last weekend of March, the Outer Banks turns into a four-day foodie fest with feasting, beverage lessons and pairings, cooking classes and restaurant competitions spanning from Roanoke Island to Nags Head and into Duck. Taste of the Beach draws out food professionals and enthusiasts from across the area and beyond... Read More

Outer Banks Daytrips: Elizabeth City Edition

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 12, 2020
I’m taking an unpopular stance (among most people on the Outer Banks) by making a case for Elizabeth City. My hometown. E City, as I affectionately call it. The inland city gets a bad rep from many folks around here who don’t know what they’re missing. Sure, there’s no ocean and it's nowhere near the Outer Banks’... Read More

Dazzle Your Valentine with Outer Banks Love

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 4, 2020
February is the month for Valentine’s, and I’m just awakening to the fact that since I’m in a relationship involving an actual person, I probably need to care this year. What does that even mean? While I might appear as cool as the February sunshine on the outside, inside my mind is racing: What’s a sweet gesture?... Read More