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 Holiday Gift Guide, Part II: Have a Cup of Christmas Cheer

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The December chill fills the air, neighborhoods are decorated in festive lights, and the Christmas countdown continues. Some people were smart and took advantage of those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Now they’re kicking back with a glass of eggnog and laughing as the rest of us attempt... Read More

The Newest Outer Banks Shops, Activities and Restaurants

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 20, 2018
At the beginning of every summer, many new businesses officially open their doors to the crowds on the Outer Banks. That makes now the perfect time to check out the newcomers stepping foot onto the business scene. This year we’re seeing the introduction of more than 30 new Outer Banks shops, restaurants and activity-... Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Currituck's Mainland

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We all love being on the beach, yes, I know. That said, changing up the scenery never hurt anyone, and you don’t even have to go to great lengths to do so. The Currituck County mainland grows more and more popular among visitors and residents each year, attracting people with its fun activities and showcased samples... Read More

The Best of Local at Outer Banks Farmers Markets

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  One of my favorite parts of the summer season is the abundance of fresh and local produce that accompanies it. I can't stop filling my fruit bowl, making salads, dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate – mmm, bliss. To sustain my habits, I rely on my nearby farmers markets and produce stands. They’ve opened their... 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