Boasting countless amenities, the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean, Virginia is a facility that’s well-suited to accommodate a variety of different purposes.

Inside the Spring Hill Recreation Center you’ll find a 15,000-square-foot fitness center with over 50 machines for cardio and strength training; a heated pool and spa; a gymnasium with courts for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball; and more.

Outdoor amenities located on the grounds of the Spring Hill Recreation Center include the Tot Lot play area, two multiuse fields for both soccer and football, and a little league baseball field.

If the Spring Hill Recreation Center is your team’s next destination, you’re all in store for a great travel experience. This is not only because of all the great features offered at the Spring Hill Recreation Center but also because of all the fun that can be had in McLean and the surrounding area.

While there, you and your team can enjoy plenty of kid-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Don’t plan on spending most of your downtime just hanging around your hotel. You and your team definitely won’t want to pass up on all of the fun things there are to see and do near the Spring Hill Recreation Center!


Things to Do

Tysons Galleria

A trip to the mall is never a bad way to spend a few hours of downtime with everyone. This is especially true if that mall is Tysons Galleria.

This three-level, 800,000-square-foot mall is one of the largest in the Washington metropolitan area. It features a distinctive collection of more than 120 stores, including many high-end retailers like Chanel, Gucci, and Prada. It’s no wonder National Geographic once referred to Tysons Galleria as “the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast”! Tysons Galleria features some more moderately-priced shopping options as well, such as Macy’s and J. Crew.

Complete your team’s visit to Tysons Galleria with a meal at Maggiano’s Little Italy, P.F. Chang’s, or one of the mall’s other upscale eateries. 2001 International Dr, Mc Lean, VA 22102


Great Falls Park

If spending the day in the great outdoors is more up your team’s alley, visit Great Falls Park during your stay in Virginia. Situated on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River, this site is managed by the National Park Service and provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking, and even rock climbing.

No matter what you and team plan on doing during your visit to Great Falls Park, don’t forget to stop by the park’s namesake landmark. Comprised of a stunning series of rapids and waterfalls, the Great Falls are truly a sight to behold. 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102


Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

When the weather starts warming up, many local residents head to the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole. If you and your team are visiting the Spring Hill Recreation Center during the late spring or early summer months, you’ll definitely want to follow suit. This quaint, family-friendly water park offers more than an acre of aquatic fun with a unique Old West twist.

No matter how you prefer to beat the heat, the Water Mine has got you covered. Just some of the many ways too cool off there include careening down towering waterslides; lounging in an inner tube as a gentle current nudges you along a 725-foot-long lazy river; and exploring Boomtown, a multilevel, interactive water playground.

If your team is interested in showing off their athletic prowess, they can join in a game of water volleyball or put their balance to the test on the Box Canyon Crossing obstacle course. 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190


Room Escape DC

No matter how in sync your team may be, it’s never a bad idea to have them brush up on their teamwork skills. For a fun teambuilding experience that’s not too far from McLean, bring your team to Room Escape DC. Located just over a 20-minute drive from the Spring Hill Recreation Center, Room Escape DC is one of the largest escape room attractions on the entire East Coast.

There are six different escape rooms to choose from. Although each of these rooms has its own unique storyline, they are all equally as engaging. The storylines of these rooms range from a paranormal investigation that’s not for the faint of heart to a race to save the president from a bomb that’s been hidden somewhere in the Oval Office.

Regardless of which room you and your team choose, you’ll only have 60 short minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, and do whatever else it takes to escape. Once time runs out, it’s game over! 3949 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030


AMC Courthouse Plaza 8

It’s always a good idea to have at least one or two rainy day activities planned when you’re traveling somewhere with your team. If it happens to rain during your stay in McLean, consider going to see a movie at AMC Courthouse Plaza 8.

Although this theater is a bit of a drive from the Spring Hill Recreation Center, its cleanliness and abundance of state-of-the-art amenities are worth it. From a concession stand with a selection of snacks to suit any craving to plush leather AMC Signature Recliners in every auditorium, AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 has got it all. Seating that can be reserved ahead of time means that you and your team won’t have to sit separately, even during busy showtimes.

For an extra action-packed theatergoing experience, go see a RealD 3D screening. Far from your typical 3D, RealD 3D uses an innovative digital approach that lets moviegoers watch the latest blockbusters with amazing depth and clarity, without sacrificing their comfort. 2150 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201


Arlington National Cemetery

While in McLean, you’ll be just over a 30-minute drive from one of the most hallowed grounds in the United States, Arlington National Cemetery.

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Since 1864, Arlington has been the final resting place for more than 400,000 of the nation’s bravest. The majority of those buried in Arlington are servicemen from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps who served in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan.

To this day Arlington remains an active cemetery, with an average of 27 to 30 funerals taking place there each weekday. More than 3,000 memorial or remembrance ceremonies take place in Arlington each year as well.

Due to the solemn nature of this historic landmark, respectful silence is requested throughout Arlington. So, while it might not be the best place to bring a group of restless preteens, a team of older children will surely appreciate getting the chance to see Arlington for themselves. Arlington, VA 22211


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Places to Eat

Silver Diner

Don’t let the name fool you; Silver Diner is so much more than your run-of-the-mill, small-town diner. They’re much more than that, in fact! They’ve got something for everyone to enjoy with breakfast served all day and a menu full of award-winning burgers; decadent, hand-spun milkshakes; vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options; and more.

If you’re looking to share some appetizers to start off your meal, Silver Diner has got you covered. Their eclectic selection of appetizers includes classics such as Buffalo wings and cheese fries, along with some more unique offerings like crispy fried Brussels sprouts and turkey meatballs.

Once it’s time for the main course, kick hunger to the curb with hearty pot roast, Black Angus meatloaf, or one of their other satisfying entrees. If you’re in the mood for something on the lighter side, Silver Diner has also got more healthful options like lemon chicken picatta, grilled flounder, and a pineapple basil vegetarian stir-fry. 8101 Fletcher St, McLean, VA 22102


Roll Play

Located just under a 10-minute drive from the Spring Hill Recreation Center is Roll Play. This unique fast-casual eatery specializes in making healthy, fresh, and tasty Vietnamese dishes any way you want.

At Roll Play there are four kinds of dishes that you can customize: noodle bowls; banh mi, a Vietnamese sandwich; pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup; and of course, rolls. With plenty of different proteins, toppings, sauces to choose from, each of these dishes can be made exactly to your liking. 8150 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182


Super Chicken

Spring Hill Recreation Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsFor the best chicken in town, stop by Super Chicken. It’s not called “super” for nothing, after all! What makes their chicken so special is that it’s prepared in a traditional Peruvian style using a 40-year-old recipe.

First, the chicken is marinated for 24 hours in a flavorful sauce. After that, the chicken is charbroiled using natural wood charcoal. This unique cooking process keeps the chicken tender and juicy; as all good chicken should be.

Also on the menu at Super Chicken are traditional Peruvian specialties like carne asada and fried trout marinated in garlic sauce, along with subs, salads, wraps, Mexican favorites like quesadillas and giant burritos, and more.

Since they strive to use the freshest and most authentic ingredients possible, you can be sure that you’re in store for a delicious meal no matter what it is that you order at Super Chicken. 8357 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182


Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats, located just a couple miles from the Spring Hill Recreation Center, brings a taste of fresh, coastal cuisine to the mainland. With a menu that features seafood staples such as lobster rolls, crab cakes, and fish tacos, your taste buds will feel as if they’ve gone on a vacation to the seashore when you dine at Coastal Flats.

For those in your group who prefer turf to surf, Coastal Flats offers plenty of non-seafood menu items as well. These include burgers, grilled chicken, steaks, and more. 7860 Tysons Corner Ctr, McLean, VA 22102


If you haven’t started considering what attractions and restaurants you and your team will visit during your trip to the Spring Hill Recreation Center, you definitely should! From national landmarks to water parks, this area of Virginia has got something for everyone to enjoy.

With so much to see and do just a short ways away from the recreation center, this has the potential to be one of your most fun-filled trips yet!