Lifestyle The Coolest Hobbies for Young People  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Vote up the coolest, most interesting hobbies for young people.

What are your hobbies and interests? If you're employed or if you're a student, your life is probably pretty hectic. Which is why having cool hobbies is so important! Trying new things is a great way to take your mind off your busy routine - and fortunately for you, there's a whole world out there filled with countless opportunities for enjoyment. So if you've been looking for some good ideas on how to spend your free time, browse through this list of cool hobbies to have and try something new! 

The best hobbies are the ones that require some brain juice. Be it learning an instrument or exploring a new forest preserve near you, if you want to keep your brain and your body healthy and active, you should frequently be doing new things that challenge your everyday routine. You don't have to go to extremes and start meditating on top of the Sierras on the weekends, but with a little effort you could embark on a journey of discovery after viewing these cool hobbies to learn - many of them are cheap hobbies you can get into without a financial investment as well! 

Here are some things you won't find on this list: trolling Instagram, text messaging, taking photos of your food, watching Netflix for eight hours a day, going to work, making bad memes, taking photos of yourself for two hours in your bedroom, etc. Those aren't interesting hobbies at all!

Be different. Do your own thing. All those things we listed in the paragraph above are super boring. Anyone can lurk randoms on social media. Anyone can go to work in the morning. No excuses. Find a cheap and easy hobby that makes you happy, and get off your butt and out into the world. 

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Playing Music is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Music

2
525 241
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

3
675 344
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

4
607 301
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

5
308 123
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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490 276
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

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474 281
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

8
491 297
Camping is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

9
453 276
Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

10
292 165
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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378 245
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

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326 214
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

13
385 273
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

14
330 234
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

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268 198
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

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267 201
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

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307 254
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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254 212
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

19
231 189
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

20
285 263
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

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245 232
Running is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

22
220 233
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

23
112 105
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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184 213
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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170 201
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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167 198
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

27
179 215
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

28
171 207
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

29
160 202
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

30
27 18
Gloryhole Attendant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gloryhole Attendant

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129 177
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

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156 221
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

33
179 264
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

34
97 139
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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137 206
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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87 128
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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129 195
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

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145 226
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

39
127 207
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

40
115 191
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

41
68 118
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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42
100 181
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes

43
48 91
Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Cliff Diving

44
113 211
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

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108 203
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

46
69 141
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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58 127
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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101 211
Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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38 92
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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50
49 137
Coin Collecting Starter Set is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Coin Collecting