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, Molly Harrison 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!

Spice Up Your Winter with Arts & Culture

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Winter is a good time for nesting and resting, but there’s only so much of that you can do before you’re ready to get out there and be social again. We are approaching the mid-way point of winter, with six more weeks to go, and if you need to get out, there is plenty to keep you busy. To add some cultural enjoyment... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Kenneth Hyman of TRiO Restaurant and Market

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 24, 2024
All across the Outer Banks are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy this wonderful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know a Local, you’ll meet one of them, Kenneth Hyman, managing partner of TRiO Restaurant and Market in Kitty Hawk. TRiO opened in early August 2011... Read More

Get Your Winter Greentails, The Best Shrimp of the Year

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 17, 2024
You might associate fresh-caught shrimp with summertime, but the best shrimp of the year – the greentails – are being harvested right now. If you want to eat the best fresh-caught shrimp of your life, now is the time to do it. Any local restaurant that is serving just-caught local greentails should be proudly... Read More

Outer Banks Attractions You Can Visit in January

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The Outer Banks experiences an extreme slowdown in tourism in the winter, but that does not mean there is nothing to do here this time of year. Some restaurants, shops and attractions do close for all or part of the winter, and obviously most of the outdoors outfitters cease operations in the cold months. But plenty... Read More

What's New at Manteo's Pioneer Theater, Plus Outer Banks Got Talent!

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, January 4, 2024
When the Creef family, former owners of The Pioneer Theater, announced in November 2022 that they would be closing their much-beloved downtown Manteo theater, people in Manteo and across the Outer Banks deeply mourned the news. The decision to close, based on declining attendance and increasing expenses, was just as... Read More