This end of year project has students research various cities and attractions across the United States in order to create and map out a summer road trip. You can also adapt this to just your state if you teach a state history. I do a Georgia Road Trip project in my Georgia Studies class. I use this for 8th grade, if using for high school I would simply add a few more cities, attractions or description requirements. For elementary, you could do less.
This is a great way to keep students engaged at the end of the year in something they can take ownership of. You can scaffold this activity to make it less or more rigorous according to your own kids needs. I have used this in on-level and gifted settings, I simply change the amount of requirements and research required.
This resource comes with instructions, a student planning guide, and a work sample from my own students to give them a starting point (it is of a Georgia road trip).