Fishing Vacation

St. Paul

Forget baseball. America's national pastime is shopping, and its field of dreams-the Mall of America-stands in the Twin Cities. Containing over 520 stores and the Camp Snoopy amusement park, the three-story monster mall attracts millions of visitors a year. If you can find your way out of the mall, you'll discover arguably the finest urban fishery in the nation. Lake Minnetonka, at 14,000 acres, is the best largemouth bass lake in the metropolitan area, although several smaller lakes managed for quality largemouths are well worth a try. Tired of bass? There are always walleyes in the Mississippi and muskies in the metro parks. 888-676-6757; www.minneapolis.org.