Event description

An inspiring getaway featuring historic Beaufort and beautiful Harkers Island. Join Our State and experience the charming allure of some of the most picturesque spots along the North Carolina coast as we tour waterways, learn the area’s history, and dine on local cuisine.

April 8-11, 2021

Itinerary Includes:

  • • Three nights at the new Beaufort Hotel NC
  • • Breakfast daily
  • • Welcome reception and dinner on Thursday featuring local cuisine
  • • Friday dinner at Moonrakers – a waterfront dining experience in Beaufort’s Historic district featuring coastal cuisine and more
  • • Dinner on Saturday
  • • Local experts on our tours
  • Our State host
  • • All sightseeing and admissions per itinerary


  • • Rachel Carson Reserve presentation
  • • Double-decker bus tour of Beaufort with local guide
  • • Beaufort Historic Site and Old Burying Ground
  • • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island – conversation with Karen Amspacher, native and director
  • • Ferry to Cape Lookout and free time to explore
  • • Guided tour of the NC Maritime Museum


$1595 all inclusive, based on double occupancy
$1195 all inclusive, single rate
For reservations, contact Becca Guthrie at 252-728-3000, option 0 and mention "Our State trip."


What to expect on an Our State trip:  Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful. We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day. Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided. Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops. One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people. Physical requirements: Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous. Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you. We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it. If you have additional questions, please call Our State 's Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.