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

Remembering Hatteras Island Heroes: The Mirlo Centennial Commemoration

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This Thursday, August 16, 2018, marks history. We’re talking big history too, with local, national and even international significance. The wildest part? It’s all happening right here on Hatteras Island, in the little village of Rodanthe. One hundred years ago, on August 16, 1918, one of the most heroic ocean rescues... Read More

The Ultimate Cooler Packing Hacks for an Outer Banks Beach Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The quintessential beach day should be complete with splashing in the surf, a good read and sand between your toes, maybe even a little nap in the sun – everything that unwinds and relaxes you and keeps the day carefree. That said, nothing can spoil the mood like an attempt to address growling stomachs, only to find... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Begins the Summer Season

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
It’s here! Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, officially kicking off the start of the tourism season on the Outer Banks. Attractions are breaking out daytime activities and programs that appeal to all interests. All the Outer Banks shops have opened their doors for the seasonal activity. Outer Banks restaurants and... Read More

History Uncovered

By Beth P. Storie | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Yesterday's wind uncovered more of the putt putt golf course that used to sit on the southeast corner of Jockey's Ridge. As if there was magic on the breeze, a big portion of the castle was claiming its position again. The course was built in the early 1970s, and the castle shared space with an octopus, a ship, a... Read More

School's Almost Out! Sign up Now for an Outer Banks Summer Camp

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Temperatures in the 80s, the sighting of a lightning bug or two and later sunsets are all signs that summer is right around the corner. This means that it’s also time to find ways to fill your little ones’ days during the summer vacation from school. Sure, the TV and playdates are easy starting points. But arranging... Read More

Honoring British Soldiers to Kidstuff to Jumping Dogs ... So Much To Do on the Outer Banks This Week

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Monday, May 7, 2018
Did you know that there’s technically English soil right here on the Outer Banks? Ocracoke Island’s British Cemetery is considered English territory – its own little island within a slightly larger island. This week marks the 76th annual memorial service for the British Cemetery, and if you’ve never been to this event... Read More