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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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478 236
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

3
423 215
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

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325 170
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

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351 205
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

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363 227
Camping is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

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330 200
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

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336 206
Baking is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

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264 173
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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242 162
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

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175 104
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Swimming

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228 156
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

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119 54
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Navin Glade added Listening to Music

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280 213
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

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233 184
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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234 192
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

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181 146
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

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183 155
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

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165 168
Running is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

20
144 150
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

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131 135
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

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149 167
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

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126 150
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

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128 155
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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130 165
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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156 202
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

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115 144
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

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45 45
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Soph added Basketball

The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

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109 140
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

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116 151
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

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112 146
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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123 168
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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103 145
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

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86 122
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

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63 89
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Sailing

The Most Useless College Majors

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101 149
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

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99 147
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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90 137
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

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50 86
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Bowling

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73 125
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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21 40
Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Cliff Diving

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91 161
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

The 15 Saddest Anime Scenes Of All Time

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40 76
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Water skiing

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46 89
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Billiards

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79 147
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

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17 39
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Hockey

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37 79
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Rowing

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65 131
Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
anonistarded added Whining About Boomers

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25 87
Stamp Collecting (For Beginner... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Stamp Collecting (For Beginners)

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24 89
Softball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Softball