- 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
92% 172 votes
105-107 S. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA MoreLess Info
Operating as a family apothecary business from 1792 to 1933, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum still houses some of the original ingredients, papers and products used during the time for customers including Robert E. Lee and the Washingtons.
92% 74 votes
600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 MoreLess Info
There is nothing like live entertainment, and there is plenty of it to see at The Little Theater of Alexandria. Shows include classics and new shows including The Christmas Carol, God, of Carnage, and The Game's Afoot.
100% 5 votes
Town of Herndon Line, Herndon, VA 20170 MoreLess Info
With nearly six miles of interconnected pathways, the paved Sugarland Stream Valley Run Trail winds through marshes, streams and scenic woodlands. Outdoor opportunities here include walking, hiking, biking or observing nature.
Receiving roughly 500,000 visitors each year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center serves as one of the largest art havens in the county with 82 studios, six galleries, and two workshops. The institute also has art classes through The Art League School and an on-site cafe.
Sitting on twenty-five acres of undisturbed woodlands, Hidden Pond Nature Center is a picturesque and educational park. The center features an array of wildlife, babbling streams and walking trails, as well as event rental options.
A community art gallery, ArtSpace Herndon is dedicated to cultivating local and aspiring artists in the Herndon area. Exhibits include local pieces by budding high school seniors, Fine Art Photography, and Technology Changing Arts among many others.
Several tours of both the freshwater and seawater regions within the Washington DC region are available through the Potomac Riverboat Company. Sightseeing tours include the Washington Monuments Cruise, the Mount Vernon Cruise, the Alexandria Seaport Cruise, and the Pirate Cruise.
Providing a lap pool for swim teams, Old Keene Mill Swim & Racquet Club has a large clubhouse area with picnic tables, grills, ping pong tables, and more. It also has tennis courts that host youth tennis leagues.
Tactical Airsoft Arena provides a safe indoor environment with over 3,500 square feet for simulated military and law-enforcement style Airsoft combat play. The exclusive Airsoft-only arena features 8 foot tall modular walls with nine rooms and multiple hallways.