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The Coolest Hobbies for Young People

Updated November 20, 2020 31.6k votes 3.5k voters 65.1k views52 items

List RulesVote 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: scrolling through 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 rear and out into the world. 

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  • 1
    1,050
    421

    Playing Music

  • 2
    680
    271

    Listening To Music

  • 3
    879
    374

    Cooking

  • 4
    808
    360

    Learning Photography

  • 5
    769
    343

    Learning Self-defense

  • 6
    954
    452

    Reading Books

  • 7
    670
    349

    Hiking/Backpacking

  • 8
    506
    256
  • 9
    567
    306

    Starting A Side Project/Business

  • 10
    492
    265

    Cycling/Riding Your Bike

  • 11
    603
    352

    Baking

  • 12
    620
    367

    Camping

  • 13
    466
    287

    Volunteering In The Community

  • 14
    408
    258

    Rock Climbing

  • 15
    502
    336

    Going To Concerts

  • 16
    433
    290

    Programming/Coding

  • 17
    390
    264

    Taking Art Classes

  • 18
    380
    283

    Running

  • 19
    270
    190

    Playing Basketball

  • 20
    354
    266

    Learning Photoshop

  • 21
    408
    317

    Gardening

  • 22
    341
    301

    Playing Chess

  • 23
    292
    265

    Sky Diving

  • 24
    264
    246

    Meditating

  • 25
    282
    265

    Taking Dance Classes