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
612 305
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

3
550 276
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

4
449 218
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

5
247 89
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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440 249
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

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453 268
Camping is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

8
431 256
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

9
415 251
Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

10
248 142
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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335 219
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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353 247
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

13
290 192
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

14
300 206
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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242 173
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

16
237 183
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

17
281 230
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

18
262 239
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

19
213 187
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

20
192 170
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

21
215 207
Running is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

22
191 206
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

23
86 79
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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161 188
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

25
152 177
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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148 172
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

27
162 192
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

28
151 187
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

29
145 182
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

30
147 202
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

31
90 118
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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115 158
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

33
169 243
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

34
138 203
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

35
123 182
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

36
119 179
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

37
120 184
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

38
73 114
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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39
105 171
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

40
105 180
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

41
91 162
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes

42
58 105
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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43
37 75
Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Cliff Diving

44
104 196
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

45
61 124
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Billiards

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51 109
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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86 182
Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
anonistarded added Whining About Boomers

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28 73
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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49
40 115
Coin Collecting Starter Set is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Coin Collecting

50
34 119
Stamp Collecting (For Beginner... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Stamp Collecting