Ellis Island is the country’s most popular point of entry for immigrants. You know what’s the second point? Baltimore. As one of the country’s major seaports, more than 30 million tons of cargo pass through its waterways annually. The Harbor shifted into a cultural and tourist destination in the 1970’s, and according to Visit Baltimore, attracts 11 million travelers annually.
It’s an interesting place to walk around, where newish meets old. The Harbor houses the U.S.S. Constellation, the last all-sail warship still afloat in the United States, as well as a Civil War museum and a slew of other historical ships. There’s a great deal of maritime history to fill an afternoon, and even more bars and restaurants to fill the evening .