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

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

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

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Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

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

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

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

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Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

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Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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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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Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

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

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Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

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

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

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

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

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

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Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

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Meditating is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

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

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

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Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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

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

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

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Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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Sailing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Sewing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

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Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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

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

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

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

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Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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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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Billiards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Rowing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Rowing

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Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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Hockey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Hockey

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