Destination guide

Take in the riverfront 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes McLean a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around McLean?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,022 holiday lettings around McLean. From 1,090 flats & apartments to 525 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in McLean?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to those must-see attractions. Or simply immerse yourself in the excitement and energy of the big city! Spend your escape in the heart of all the action, with a city centre holiday rental. HomeAway has 384 centrally located getaway rentals available. Open to more ideas? HomeAway is brimming with other rental options to check out, including:

  • 55 monument-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 54 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in McLean?

If you want to discover how the locals live, throw open the curtains and take in this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 781 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you book early, you could spend as little as £23 per night. If that doesn't fit with your group's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 563 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Hotel: 286 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Townhome: 156 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.

Can I stay in McLean in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable getaway is chilling out with friends and family in an amazing new place. If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you. The favourite option for large groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and you'll find 170 available. The holiday properties that are perfect for large numbers in the area include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can sleep 6 holiday makers? We have 620 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £59 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be happy to discover that there are 342 rental properties that are suitable. Prices begin at just £47 per night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We've got 342 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices start from £58 a night.

You and all your besties will be well looked after when you book your McLean holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in McLean?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Explore our thrifty holiday rentals now and make sure everyone in your group has enough room to move. Crystal City is a great area to check out if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 62 holiday rentals, and the average price is a modest £141 per night. Another 74 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around National Harbour. With an average price of £150 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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