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The Coolest Hobbies for Young People

Updated November 20, 2020 34.2k votes 3.5k voters 64.4k 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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  • Playing Music1
    1,132
    462

    Playing Music

  • Listening To Music2
    730
    299

    Listening To Music

  • Cooking3
    939
    418

    Cooking

  • Learning Photography4
    879
    394

    Learning Photography

  • Learning Self-defense5
    822
    383

    Learning Self-defense

  • Reading Books6
    1,030
    497

    Reading Books

  • Hiking/Backpacking7
    722
    388

    Hiking/Backpacking

  • Swimming8
    548
    287
  • Starting A Side Project/Business9
    613
    340

    Starting A Side Project/Business

  • Cycling/Riding Your Bike10
    527
    296

    Cycling/Riding Your Bike

  • Baking11
    646
    393

    Baking

  • Camping12
    669
    410

    Camping

  • Volunteering In The Community13
    502
    318

    Volunteering In The Community

  • Rock Climbing14
    436
    289

    Rock Climbing

  • Going To Concerts15
    544
    373

    Going To Concerts

  • Programming/Coding16
    468
    319

    Programming/Coding

  • Taking Art Classes17
    423
    291

    Taking Art Classes

  • Learning Photoshop18
    385
    291

    Learning Photoshop

  • Playing Basketball19
    289
    210

    Playing Basketball

  • Running20
    407
    313

    Running

  • Gardening21
    434
    357

    Gardening

  • Playing Chess22
    356
    334

    Playing Chess

  • Sky Diving23
    313
    291

    Sky Diving

  • Doing Yoga24
    306
    299

    Doing Yoga

  • Taking Dance Classes25
    300
    295

    Taking Dance Classes