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
450 217
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

3
403 197
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

4
330 189
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

5
287 156
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

6
324 188
Baking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

7
346 212
Camping is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

8
309 187
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

9
242 162
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

10
227 150
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

11
162 95
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Swimming

12
215 147
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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261 202
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

14
219 174
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

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94 48
Listening Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Navin Glade added Listening Music

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222 185
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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168 140
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

18
172 149
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

19
153 158
Running is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

20
139 159
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

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122 142
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

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112 129
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

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115 139
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

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119 146
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

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109 133
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

26
149 191
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

27
107 133
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

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123 157
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

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100 131
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

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35 37
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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117 161
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

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105 145
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

33
97 138
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

34
78 114
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

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93 138
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

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94 141
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

37
55 82
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Sailing

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84 129
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

39
18 32
cliff diving is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added cliff diving

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89 150
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

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46 79
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Bowling

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69 118
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes

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45 79
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Billiards

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15 31
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added hockey

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37 69
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Water skiing

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77 137
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

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59 117
Whining About Boomers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
anonistarded added Whining About Boomers

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33 72
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Rowing

49
23 77
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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19 76
Coin Collecting Starter Set is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Coin Collecting Starter Set