33 Hobbies For 20-Year-Olds/ Ideas For Young Adults

As a 20-year-old you should have some hobby, not just to add to your skill set, but to become a better person. If you are looking for activities to choose from right out of a hat and get to it you are in the right place. You will find many cool hobby ideas for twenty-year-olds on this page.

Good Hobbies for 20-Year-Olds (for Guys and Females)

In this first section, I write about unisex hobbies, many men and women like these activities as their hobby or pastime. Well, no hobby is reserved only for one gender in general, so if you like it just start doing it.

Try Scuba Diving

Are you excited about the freedom of breathing underwater, wildlife, or you might be looking for new ways to challenge yourself? This may be one of the best hobbies for guys in the20s.

Scuba dive can be the most exciting journey you will ever take. What you will discover is a new world that is invisible to a land. Contact a local dive center and give it a try in the pool first.

Collect Vinyl

In the 60s, vinyl collecting was popular among music geeks, then came the age of digital formats. Despite that, more and more people are interested in starting a vinyl collection.

Today you don’t need to leave your home to find your desired vinyl, there are many online shops where you will find any vinyl you can think of. Still, selecting good records is an art, not just by the title, but also by the quality of the vinyl itself.

Start With Blogging

In case you need a hobby that involves writing start your own blog. Blogging is much more than just hanging on the internet all day and writing. Writing a good blog post is harder than you might think. A blog needs to be composed of a series of content centered around the main topic.

With blogging, you need to solve problems for your readers, no matter if you write a how-to post, a list-based post, just make sure you deliver value with your words.

Try Photography

If you enjoy capture memories and tell stories, you like photography. Even with a modest digital camera, you can take great photos, but you need to master composition and light.

If you are passionate about photography just keep improving your knowledge, practice often, make mistakes and learn from others.

Start Podcasting

I am sure you have listened to a podcast before, but have you ever think about creating one? So, If you are looking for a way to tell your story and you are not scared of a little technical adventure you may start podcasting.

With podcasting, you have lots of room to be creative while talking about something you’re passionate about. These days many Americans listen to at least one podcast a month.

Start With Fish Keeping

According to APPA, fish is the third most popular pet in America, after cats and dogs. Think about it, decide which fish you want to have, get the necessary equipment, and set the tank up.

Maintaining an aquarium can be fairly easy, you just need to create an ecosystem that harnesses useful bacteria to recycle waste products.

Start Rock Climbing

Do you want to be outdoors and get in shape with your friends? Rock climbing might be the right hobby for you. To get started go to the nearest gym with your friend, rent a pair of shoes, and climb on the bouldering wall.

You will improve your body condition and inner strength while climbing. But be aware that climbing is inherently dangerous, it is very important to take care of safety at every moment.

Get Into Gardening

Gardening is one of the best hobbies you can do at home. When you first starting with gardening get to know the type of soil you have and the hardiness zone you live in. Pick the right spot for your garden, select what you want to grow, and start with fresh eating in mind.

With gardening, you will boost your home’s curb appeal and lead a healthier lifestyle, after all, you will get your own fruits, vegetables, or herbs.

Hobbies for 20-year-old guys

In this list, there are surely some hobbies that will catch your eye. I hope that every man will be able to find an activity that can turn into an enjoyable pastime. Scroll down to find some of the most popular hobbies for a 20-year-old male.

Try Beatboxing

Beatboxing has become a hobby enjoyed by many enthusiasts. It can be practiced anywhere and at any time, so with a little patience, anyone can start to practice it! After reaching the desired level you can join beatbox battles like Beatbox Battle World Championships or Grand Beatbox Battle. But if you don’t want to expose yourself you can just listen to some songs and follow the beat in the comfort of your home.

Collect Sports Cards

How to start sportscard collecting? Find out what you enjoy most. A specific player or a rookie card? Are you passionate about autographs or building sets?

The hobby combines all different types of collectors from those who personally collect vintage cards, to those who collect their favorite prospects.

Where to start? eBay and other large auction sites have a large audience devoted to sports cards and memorabilia so they sell almost everything you can imagine.

Get Into Coding

If you are a tech geek you will like this computer-related hobby. All you need is internet access and a computer to start programming. You will find plenty of free resources you can use to learn how to code.

Today, codes are not only used in computers but also cars, phones, microwaves, refrigerators contain at least a little bit of code. If you are serious about it you will be fluent in at least one programming language in a few months.

It is a hobby that has the potential to make money and can become a great career.

Try Martial Arts/Kickboxing

I am sure you have seen some elements of martial arts in movies or television shows. When starting martial art you will find out that it can be a satisfying hobby for your fitness and overall health.

You may choose self-defense martial arts like Krav Maga, or more traditional like Tae Kwon Do. Even if you don’t have time to join a gym, there are still many ways to workout at home.

Start Weight Lifting

Among the other health benefits that weight lifting offers, it can help you stay young and boost your confidence. Start lower than your expected ability and don’t use too much weight, too soon.

When you’re just starting, choose a weight you can lift 10 to 12 times for 2 to 3 sets. After resting between 30-90 seconds repeat the process.

Brew Beer

If you are a beer lover and want to make your own beer this hobby is for you. Brewing beer is a lot of fun but before you start you need some knowledge about it  ( ingredients,  equipment, process, and recipes). Find out more from the AHA website.

You might think that this is an expensive hobby but you can find beer making kits that will include everything you need for as low as 30 $.

Grilling/ Barbecuing

Grilling is a social hobby that Involves friends and good food. No matter if you are doing burgers, whole or pieces of chicken, the key to delicious barbeque is the correct mix of time and temperature.

If you’re a BBQ beginner you will find that electric, gas, or propane grills are a bit easier to cook with, because you can more easily regulate the temperature.

When you just starting with barbecuing don’t prepare too many different foods at once, differing cooking times will force you in making mistakes.

Play the Guitar

If you are an introverted 20-year-old person you will love this. How to start playing the guitar? Before you start learning, you’ll need the instrument! After you purchase a guitar you need to tune it up.

After that, you can start to learn how to play guitar chords and the basics of playing guitar. Soon you will start learning how to play some easy songs, from this point on you need to maintain practice!

Try Car Restoration

For a car lover, bringing a car back to life is a rewarding hobby and the one that could make a profit if you decide to sell the car. Car restorators usually do it in three parts: interior, engine, and paint. The order you do them doesn’t matter as much as the quality work.

This is a big commitment, and it’s easy to underestimate material costs and the price of tools needed to do the job. That’s why it’s important to decide how much money you want to spend before you buy an old car.

Try Motorcycling

If you can’t live without freedom, you should try motorcycling. If you decide to give it a try use appropriate safety gear and always practice safety first. In the beginning, you will need good resources like American Motorcyclist Association website .

First get a helmet, motorcycle boots, gloves, and other gear and take a motorcycle safety course. Ride a motorcycle is real fun but don’t forget that you control heavy machines that can easily kill you or someone else.

Start With Metal Detecting

If you are a history lover and would like to find some history related hobby, metal detecting might be the right for you. If you are new to metal detecting you will need some information before you start.

Before you buy your first metal detector, you should know basic metal detecting terminology and have done homework via map recons. You might visit museums and library archives to find some hints for your future projects.

To be successful in finding artifacts you need a good metal detector and some time to study historical data.

Try Paintball

Paintball is for those who love nature and looking for a nature-related hobby. It is a seeks and hide game that has two major forms, you can choose between Speedball and Woodsball, they also have smaller categories.

Choose a category that fits you best and think about gear.  If you are just starting out use the rentals and don’t buy anything! But consider buying your gear if you plan to participate in events like NPPL tournaments.

Hobbies for 20-year-old females

In this section, you will find many hobbies for a 20-year-old woman, browse and you will come across yoga, scrapbooking, or candle making, scroll down to find more.

Make Jewelry

Making jewelry is a great hobby that doesn’t involve sitting behind screens. When it comes to making jewelry, the range of possibilities is endless. Maybe you like metal-stamped jewelry or beaded beauties, maybe you will prefer to work with leather, glass, or clay.

If you are looking for beauty related hobby, look no further because this activity is just that. When you first starting with jewelry making, choose one medium, you can always try something else later.

Try Astrology

If you want to go beyond just looking up your zodiac sign horoscope, think about learning astrology. We all know Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces, but astrology is much more than just zodiac signs.

It is also about star signs, retrogrades, ascendants, arcs. So, if you’re curious about learning how to read star charts consider learning astrology. Take action, pick up a book on astrology, or find information online.

Get Into Feng Shui

Feng shui can be a home-based hobby that will boost your productivity and positivity. It is an ancient Chinese discipline that examines how front door color, door placement, and staircase placement affect energy flow through your home.

While feng shui may seem mystical or mysterious, its guiding principles are quite simple. One key aspect is seeking balance (yin, yang) in the space where you work, live, and play.

Start Knitting

In case you need a hobby that you can do with your hands start knitting, so if you always wanted to learn how to knit, maybe now is the right time. You’ll need equipment such as needles, yarn, and essential skills like a cast-on, knit stitch, and the cast-off.

Start with something uncomplicated like a headband or a winter shawl, when you progress, you can add unique knitting stitches, finished trims, or cabled embellishments.

Try Meditation

Meditation is an approach to training the mind, it isn’t about becoming a different or better person, but It’s about training in awareness and getting a good sense of perspective. It can help visualize a goal or to improve your creativity.

Meditation can help you quiet your inner chatter, or make you a spiritual connection. When starting a meditation practice, the key is that you meditate every day, even 5 minutes can be enough.

Arrange Flowers

If you are a flower lover and are looking for a flower-related hobby, this might be for you. Flower arrangements are the perfect way to freshen up your space, this hobby will add personality to your home and open up your decor options.

Once you picked flowers, put them in water as soon as you get home. Read about different arrangements and start to experiment with different flowers and vases, before you know it you’ll be an expert.

Try Flower Pressing

This is another flower-related hobby you might be interested in. By pressing flowers and creating a botanical print you can keep your favorite flowers on display all year round.

There are a few steps to take to ensure the flowers keep their freshness and color. So, how to press flowers? The easiest way is to put them in the heaviest book you can find, but use a book you don’t mind damaging.

Start Baking

In case you like food-related hobbies you should make your first cake or muffins. Baking can be therapeutic but, for this therapy to be successful, you need to make delicious outcomes. Many will say that baking is a science-related hobby.

If you grow up baking cookies from scratch you know that a missing ingredient in baking will make the whole difference between a masterpiece and a fail.

Make Your Own Candle

Have you ever decorate your home with candles? If not, you might try sometimes, you can even make them yourself. To get started making candles, all you need is a few supplies and tools.

First, find an old mug, or buy some cheap mason jars, next you need wax which is obviously the heart of the candle. You will also need wicks, fragrance oils, and a pot.

Try Scrapbooking

The idea of preserving mementos like poems, pictures, and article clippings is not new, it has been around even before the cameras!

People scrapbook because of different reasons, some scrapbook just as a hobby to pass the time, others want to highlight their current events.

Don’t let those mementos to be either forgotten or left stored on computers, start scrapbooking and store those keepsakes.

Start Doing Yoga

Yoga doesn’t have to be driving, parking, and paying to practice. No doubt that you will gain a lot from visiting a yoga studio but starting a yoga practice at home can ultimately save energy, time, and money.

In case you are inspired It’s time to get your yoga mat and start practicing. Discover these physical and mental exercises that have been around for thousands of years.

Make Your Own Soap

Making soap is a great home-based hobby that you might try next. Whether you’re a crafty person or you want an alternative to store-bought soap, you will find this practical and fun thing to do.

All you will need are soap making ingredients, equipment to make the soap, and soap recipes. When you have all that is needed you will be able to compose flower or herbal soap and many more.

Start With Dog Training

If you are an animal lover, there is a chance that you have or are planning to have a dog. When you have a dog you need time to train it. Dog training should be an engaging experience for you and for your dog.  I

f you already have a dog and want to start with the training, the best advice I can give is to use food rewards any time you teach your dog a new behavior.

Try Horseback Riding

Horse riding is an animal-related hobby that requires balance, strength, and stamina. Horseback riding is a great way to spend time outdoors while exercising with this big animal.

It may look like the horse is doing all the work, but it takes strong legs and a stable core to stay in the saddle. It is an awesome way to get beyond basic gym exercises, but when you are first starting, learn how to ride safely.

Start Dancing

Dance is a hobby that millions of people enjoy all around the world. Anyone can learn how to move their body. Not only dancing is fun, but it is also good for physical and mental well being.

When learning, make the technique a priority, work on your standing leg, and your posture.  Even basic steps can look breathtaking if done right, so It’s not what you dance, it’s about how you dance.

Did I overlook something?

These are just a few hobbies for twenty-year-olds. I am sure there are more hobbies for twenty-year-olds would enjoy, you can share your suggestions. I’d love to hear what is your favorite hobby.