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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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328 151
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

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295 140
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

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249 126
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

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278 151
Camping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

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246 136
Baking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

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229 132
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

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192 111
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

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184 116
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

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161 107
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

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211 156
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

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167 116
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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188 143
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

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175 132
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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102 64
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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138 116
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

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127 112
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

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Listening Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Navin Glade added Listening Music

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118 120
Running is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

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49 38
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
julian-matthias added Skateboarding

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136 149
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

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52 46
Canoeing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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106 118
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

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108 125
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

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49 48
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
julian-matthias added Tennis

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45 44
Making Videos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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47 49
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
julian-matthias added Soccer

Things People Lie About Most Often

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84 100
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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91 110
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

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101 125
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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85 106
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

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92 116
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

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85 109
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

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46 55
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Sailing

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Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

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78 102
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

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37 47
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
julian-matthias added Badminton

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78 107
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

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11 10
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Soph added Basketball

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33 43
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
julian-matthias added Table Tennis

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81 119
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

Ways to Make Sure You Die Happy

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cliff diving is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added cliff diving

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77 115
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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72 110
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

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80 123
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

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36 58
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Billiards

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6 11
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added hockey

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60 97
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

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56 96
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes