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 COVID-19 Update as of May 14, 2021

By Molly Harrison | Friday, May 14, 2021
Things are getting much closer to pre-pandemic normals in North Carolina. With North Carolina’s COVID numbers continuing to show improvement and vaccine distribution increasing, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has eliminated social distancing requirements in all settings, lifted the state's mask mandate outdoors for all... 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

Ocracoke is Open!

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Those are the three words that Ocracoke business owners want you to know. It seems there is some confusion out there beyond the Banks about the visitation status of Ocracoke Island. And that’s understandable because the island has seen some hard times in the past year. Ocracoke was closed for visitors last fall and... Read More