McLean (Virginia)

McLean is a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. located in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the southern United States of America.


The primary reason to visit McLean is to go shopping at Tysons Corner. McLean is primarily residential, with major commercial development concentrated in its portion of Tysons Corner. , and McLean is a favored address for many high-ranking government officials and diplomats. McLean encompasses the older settlements of Lewinsville and Langley. Langley is the name of the local high school and as a metonym for the CIA, after the location of its headquarters. McLean is named after John Roll McLean, who owned The Washington Post, and was one of the chief investors in the Washington and Old Dominion Railway.

Get in

By Metrorail

WMATA, which operates the DC Metrorail, has several Metrorail stops in McLean. For more information on riding the Metrorail, see Washington DC#Get_In

By car

The George Washington Parkway runs along the north side of the town. The Chain Bridge connects the George Washington Parkway to Washington, D.C.. McLean is also just off I-495, the Capital Beltway, from the west, with the main exits at the George Washington Parkway and Georgetown Pike.




Much shopping in nearby Tysons Corner.




Rates vary wildly on business/convention demand; weekends are usually cheaper.

Go next

Despite its proximity to Washington DC, nature is close by at Great Falls.

Routes through McLean

Bethesda Potomac  N  S  Tysons Corner Springfield
Leesburg Herndon  W  E  Falls Church END
Reston Tysons Corner  W  E  Falls Church East End

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