In addition to these ideas, try asking each family member to make their own playlist to share in the car! One of our students did this a few years ago with her family, and she ended up writing about the experience of sharing music on a roadtrip in one of her excellent supplemental essays for Brown University.
Once you’re at your destination, make sure to continue the conversation during activities like hiking to visiting a museum or historic site. Making summers both fun and educational for the whole family is something you won’t regret. You’ll create lasting memories and help your child grow personally, paving the way for an excellent, enriching admissions journey down the road.
Happy Summer! And have fun :)