thought provoking 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

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Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

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184 79
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

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

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149 76
Baking is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

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149 79
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

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Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

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Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

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139 79
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

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Gardening is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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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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96 72
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

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Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

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Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

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Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

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

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Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

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

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Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Making Videos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Sewing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

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58 72
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

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63 79
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

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Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

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Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Knitting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

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Badminton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Surfing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

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52 70
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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37 49
Smoking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

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52 75
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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19 27
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Meditating is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

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Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

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46 70
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

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20 31
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Rugby Union is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Stamp Collecting (For Beginner... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Billiards is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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