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

Yoga on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Want to feel relaxed and energized, flexible and strong? How about clear-minded and focused? These are just a few of the benefits that yoga offers, and the Outer Banks has a wealth of places to help you discover all of them. Whether you’re new and wanting to learn about this ancient art or a devotee looking to... Read More

Open Air Shopping: Farmers & Arts Markets

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, August 11, 2020
All is not canceled. The Outer Banks still has a few outdoor events going on, including farmers markets and arts markets. Almost every day of the week there’s a little market going on in some corner of the Outer Banks. Growers, makers, crafters and artists set up tents and sell their wares, and it’s so great to just... Read More

Hightail It to Hatteras and Ocracoke: 10 Tips for a Day of Island Hopping

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were spared from the physical effects of Hurricane Isaias, but economically they took a hit. Losing four days of summer business due to storm evacuation is a big deal for the islands' small, locally owned businesses. Now that the islands are open to visitors once again, we should all plan... Read More

What's the Deal with Isaias?

By Molly Harrison | Monday, August 3, 2020
** UPDATE: Isaias has moved past the Outer Banks with minimal damage. Hatteras Island is opening for unrestricted access beginning at 2 p.m. today (August 4).  The Outer Banks is under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere... Read More

New N.C. Curfew = Last Call 11 p.m.

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Everyone is craving normalcy. We want uncovered faces, in-person school, hugs, parties and late nights out with friends, but the spread of COVID-19 is dictating that we hold off for a while longer. On the late-nights-out-with-friends front, there’s a new development in North Carolina. Governor Roy Cooper has issued a... Read More

Socially Distant OBX Adventures – Undersea Edition

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Summertime and the living is busy – the beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, roads, bike paths, surf breaks and waterways (the sound in Nags Head and Duck is positively buzzing with Jet Skis) are crowded. It’s never easy to escape the humanity of a beach-town summer, but at this point in life, when we’... Read More