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McLean (Virginia)

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McLean (Virginia)

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McLean is in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the southern United States of America.

Get in

You will need a car to get around McLean, and the main road is generally considered to be the George Washington Pkwy, which runs along the north side of the town (the Chain Bridge connects the G-W Pkwy to D.C. McLean is also just off I-495, the Capital Beltway, from the west, with the main exits at the G-W Pkwy and Georgetown Pike.

Get around


  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), +1-(703) 482-0623 (fax: +1-(703) 482-1739), [1]. The headquarters of the most well-known intelligence agency of the United States government is in a part of McLean that is sometimes still called "Langley". Tours are given only with special arrangement to academic and civic groups, not to the public. Even attempting to drive down the road leading up to the CIA can get you in trouble. However, there is a virtual tour on the CIA's web site.




  • Italian Deli This hole in the wall, located in downtown McLean across from the McDonald's, offers authentic Italian subs, pasta dishes, and assorted fast food-type fare at reasonable prices.
  • Seasons 52 - Tysons Corner, 7863L Tysons Corner Center, (703) 288-3852, [2]. Sun - Mon: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm. Fresh grill and wine bar offering a seasonally inspired menu and international wine list. $30 or less.



The following are all essentially Tysons Corner hotels, but are technically located in McLean (to which, obviously, they are also convenient). Rates vary wildly on business/convention demand—weekends are usually infinitely cheaper.

  • Courtyard Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, +1 703 790-0207, [3]. A big Marriott with conference facilities. $95-285.
  • Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Rd, +1 703 847-5000, [4]. A notable, if not that huge, step up from the Courtyard. $105-320.
  • Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd, +1 703 506-4300, [5]. The one four-diamond hotel anywhere in the area. It's the Ritz; it's nice. $230-550.

Get out

Routes through McLean
BethesdaPotomac  N noframe S  Tysons CornerSpringfield
LeesburgTysons Corner  W noframe E  Falls ChurchEND

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