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The Coolest Hobbies for Young People 

Lauren Slocum
Updated June 27, 2019 33.8k votes 3.4k voters 63k views 53 items

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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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking
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Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books
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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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Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense
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Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Navin Glade added Listening to Music
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Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking
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Camping is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping
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Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking
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Starting a Side Project/... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business
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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added
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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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Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts
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Volunteering in the Comm... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community
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Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing
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Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding
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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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Gardening is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening
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Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop
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Running is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running
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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Soph added Basketball
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Frequenting Museums or G... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries
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Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess
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Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving
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Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga