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

10 New Outer Banks Restaurants to Try

By Molly Harrison | Monday, July 13, 2020
When you consider that there are more than 365 restaurants on the Outer Banks, it’s no wonder you can’t decide where to eat! There are just so many great choices vying for your attention in every Outer Banks town (see them all here). If you’re like most visitors, you have your traditional favorites for breakfast,... Read More
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Outer Banks Things to Talk About Besides the P Word

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Are you finding it impossible to have a conversation that doesn’t somehow always steer back to the pandemic? No matter where you start – coffee, movies, hushpuppies, sea gulls, lightbulbs – conversations these days always tend to take a COVID-bound curve. Of course we’re all trying to stay informed and healthy and of... Read More

Outer Banks Al Fresco

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, July 1, 2020
If there's a sliver of a silver lining to the big black cloud of COVID-19, outdoor dining would be it. Although restaurant owners and staff may not wholeheartedly agree (especially servers who are working in hot conditions while wearing a mask), diners are certainly loving all the opportunities to enjoy their meals... Read More

The Summer of the Mask

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 24, 2020
A year from now, we’ll all be looking back on the summer of 2020 as the Summer of the Mask, and probably not fondly. For now, though, wearing a mask/face covering is what we must do to keep coronavirus from spreading. Many people do this out of care and concern for their fellow humans, but for those who just can’t... Read More

Outer Banks COVID Check-In: Patience is a Virtue

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 17, 2020
One month in on the re-opening of the Outer Banks, and these islands are nearing capacity. Since the bridges opened on May 22, carloads of visitors have been streaming in from all over the country. I’ve seen a ton of plates from all of those places that are easy to drive from – Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West... Read More