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
615 307
Reading Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Reading Books

3
554 277
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cooking

4
454 219
Learning Photography is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photography

5
250 90
Listening to Music is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Navin Glade added Listening to Music

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444 250
Learning Self-defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Self-defense

7
456 268
Camping is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Camping

8
434 256
Hiking/Backpacking is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hiking/Backpacking

9
418 252
Baking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Baking

10
252 143
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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11
337 219
Starting a Side Project/Busine... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Starting a Side Project/Business

12
354 248
Going to Concerts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Going to Concerts

13
290 192
Cycling/Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Cycling/Riding Your Bike

14
300 206
Volunteering in the Community is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Volunteering in the Community

15
242 173
Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Rock Climbing

16
239 183
Taking Art Classes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Art Classes

17
282 230
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Gardening

18
264 239
Frequenting Museums or Galleri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Frequenting Museums or Galleries

19
215 187
Programming/Coding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Programming/Coding

20
192 171
Learning Photoshop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Learning Photoshop

21
216 208
Running is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Running

22
194 207
Playing Chess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Playing Chess

23
88 79
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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24
163 188
Doing Yoga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Doing Yoga

25
153 177
Sky Diving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sky Diving

26
164 192
Taking Dance Classes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Dance Classes

27
148 173
Meditating is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Meditating

28
152 187
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Surfing

29
145 183
Whittling/Carving is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Whittling/Carving

30
148 203
Listening to/Collecting Record... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Listening to/Collecting Records

31
91 118
Sailing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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32
116 159
Blogging is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Blogging

33
169 244
Homebrewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Homebrewing

34
140 204
Following Current Events is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Following Current Events

35
124 183
Raising Chickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Raising Chickens

36
119 180
Sewing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Sewing

37
120 185
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Crocheting

38
73 115
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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39
106 172
Knitting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Knitting

40
105 181
Paint by Number is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Paint by Number

41
59 105
Water skiing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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42
91 163
Taking Cross Fit Classes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Taking Cross Fit Classes

43
37 76
Cliff Diving is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
MarkGunter added Cliff Diving

44
104 196
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Mar... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Hosting Cult Classic Movie Marathons

45
61 124
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
slaft added Billiards

46
52 109
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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47
88 183
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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29 73
Hockey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
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49
40 116
Coin Collecting Starter Set is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Coin Collecting

50
34 120
Stamp Collecting (For Beginner... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Hobbies for Young People
Milolan added Stamp Collecting