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
581 290
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

3
524 259
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

4
430 202
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

5
214 81
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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434 255
Camping is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

7
408 238
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

8
410 246
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

9
399 238
Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

10
319 204
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

11
226 132
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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334 237
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

13
274 185
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

14
287 198
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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222 168
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

16
267 220
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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222 181
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

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254 230
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

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198 177
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

20
180 162
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

21
202 197
Running is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

22
178 198
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

23
75 70
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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153 180
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

25
155 184
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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141 169
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

27
137 165
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

28
141 179
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

29
138 175
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

30
167 232
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

31
142 196
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

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106 151
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

33
80 112
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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134 196
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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117 173
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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116 174
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

37
115 180
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

38
69 106
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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99 166
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

40
87 154
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes

41
99 176
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

42
53 100
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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99 191
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

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31 69
Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Cliff Diving

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57 117
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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48 101
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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84 173
Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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26 65
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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35 110
Coin Collecting Starter Set is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Coin Collecting

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30 113
Stamp Collecting (For Beginner... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Stamp Collecting