- Our list of the best things to do in McLean, Virginia, features the top 601 nearby activities — including 217 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- McLean, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of McLean, VA , followed by 582 popular activities in nearby cities, including Washington, Arlington, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Alexandria, Sterling, Reston, Laurel, Chantilly, Fairfax, Gaithersburg, Woodbridge, Rockville, Bowie, Potomac, Leesburg, Ashburn, Springfield, Annandale, College Park, Manassas, Fort Washington, Falls Church, Oxon Hill, Herndon, Centreville, Lorton, Germantown, Greenbelt, Olney, Clinton, Columbia, Mount Vernon, Wheaton, Savage, Burke, Glen Echo, Baltimore, Sandy Spring and Brandywine
100% 2 votes
2224 Washington Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 MoreLess Info
At a depth of 9 feet, Rock Creek Garden Pool offers visitors a shallow pool for recreational swimming. The pool has equipment like inflatables to use in the pool, as well as a lounge area with chairs and umbrellas.
The 45-acre Fort Ward Park was once an important Civil War site, and today features a museum and hosts historical reenactments. The park features sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas, soccer fields, a playground, paved loop and an amphitheater.
90% 4206 votes
Directly south of the White House, At 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20013 MoreLess Info
One of the most historic and instantly recognizable monuments in the world, the Washington Monument is a 555 foot obelisk. Visitors can take an elevator to the pinnacle for panoramic views of the city.
Blenheim, a historic home completed just before the Civil War, is now a museum and shows reenactments for tourists. Restoration efforts produce authenticity of the home, especially the graffiti and writings on the walls from the soldiers of war.
The National Mall, the American national park, contains the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, and several other national museums. The greater National Mall area contains landmarks like the United States Botanic Garden and the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
South Lakes Village Center is a charming outdoor shopping center that features an array of shops and dining establishments. The center features over 15 shops, and diverse dining such as Asian cuisine, Mexican cuisine and frozen yogurt.
Operated by the Wakefield Chapel Recreation Association, the Wakefield Chapel Pool is a community pool open during the warmer months of the year. In addition to swimming, guests also have access to a snack bar while at the pool.
88% 49 votes
4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 MoreLess Info
Built to protect the area during the Civil War in the mid-1800s, Fort Ward Museum & Park now interprets the history of the period through exhibits, tours, interpretive programs and living history activities.