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
547 250
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

3
698 358
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

4
623 315
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

5
330 131
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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513 285
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

7
483 295
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

8
500 309
Camping is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

9
465 284
Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

10
304 174
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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11
393 250
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

12
396 279
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

13
332 222
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

14
347 239
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

15
282 207
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

16
275 208
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

17
317 262
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

18
264 220
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

19
238 200
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

20
294 269
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

21
253 241
Running is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

22
231 243
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

23
122 114
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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24
186 205
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

25
196 220
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes