Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of McLean

Enjoy the museums and other features of McLean. This city's shopping, restaurants and waterfalls draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around McLean

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes McLean a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Congressional Country Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Burning Tree Country Club (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Reston Zoo (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in McLean

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, McLean is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Scott's Run Nature Preserve (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Glen Echo Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Battery Kemble Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Lake Fairfax Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around McLean

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Tysons Corner Station to easily navigate the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around McLean?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,076 house rentals around McLean. From 669 Houses to 1,056 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around McLean is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to McLean?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in McLean:

  • Eastern Market: 361 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 488 vacation rentals
  • Kingman Park: 166 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,109 vacation rentals
  • Logan Circle: 534 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to McLean?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in McLean. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tysons Corner Center: 1,778 home rentals
  • Kimball Theatre: 2,142 home rentals
  • CIA Headquarters: 2,131 home rentals
  • McLean Shopping Center: 2,098 home rentals
  • Alden Theatre: 2,123 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around McLean listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in McLean?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 669 Houses in McLean. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in McLean include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,056 lodging choices
  • Estates: 7 lodging choices
  • Villas: 8 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in McLean?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 424 vacation homes with pool available in McLean.

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