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38 Best Hobbies for Men In Their 20’s

young man doing parkour as a hobby, holding a pose with feet in the air

38 Best Hobbies for Men In Their 20’s

Your older siblings, parents, and grandparents may have much to talk about if you ask them what their hobbies were when they were in their 20’s.

When everyday life for men in their 20’s wasn’t filled with so many distractions, people found time to take up exciting and challenging hobbies to pass their free time.

Having a hobby is one of the best things you can do for yourself, especially when you’re young and bursting with energy and creativity. Finding the right hobby will not only bring a spark to your everyday life, but it will also help you learn new skills.

Almost any activity can become a hobby, although one size doesn’t fit all. So, you might need to try a few out before you find something you really like. Luckily in today’s modern world, there’s no shortage of interesting hobby ideas.

Without any further ado, these are the best hobbies for men in their 20’s.

Indoor Hobbies for Men 

What are some fun hobbies to do at home you ask? Next time you’re stuck at home, try these at-home hobbies and make the most out of it.

1. Cooking

Cooking is an amazing hobby for a few reasons. It’s fun, there’s an endless supply of good and bad recipes to try, and most importantly, you get to eat it. The only downside is you have to wash the dishes.

2. Learning a Digital Skill

Learning a digital skill is a great way to spend your free time. Digital skills also have the potential to make you money, making them some of the most productive hobbies for guys to take up.

These are a few digital skills you can try your hand at:

  • Video Editing

Video editing is used to arrange and structure video clips to get a desired effect or sequence. 

  • Coding

Coding or programming entails building applications, websites, software and more.

  • Graphic Design

Graphic design is the art of visual communication through typography, colour, form and imagery.

  • Digital Marketing

Digital marketing includes advertising through mediums such as Google ads, Facebook ads, email and more

  • Copywriting

Copywriting is the practice of strategic writing to get people to perform some kind of action.

3. Learning a Language

Learning a new language can be extremely fun. You can practice by watching TV shows where they speak the language you want to learn. Learning Japanese by watching anime is a perfect example.

Apps like Duolingo also make language learning very simple and convenient.

4. Learning to Play an Instrument

three young men playing instruments and having fun as a hobby.

If you’re someone with a keen interest in music then trying out an instrument may be the ideal hobby for you. 

Some instruments to try:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Harmonica

5. Yoga

Yoga is one of the best ways to relax and unwind, but beware it’s not as easy as it looks. You can find a ton of free resources about yoga on YouTube.

6. Playing Online Poker

Poker is one of the most addictive and thrilling card games out there. To win you need to play mind games and wage psychological warfare. Just don’t get carried away and play with real money.

7. Playing Online Chess

You can start playing and learning about chess at for free.

8. Video Games

With video games, it’s pretty simple. They’re fun! Steam is a great place to find some free games to play.

Outdoor Hobbies for Men

This list of hobbies is for the guys that want to get outside into the fresh air.

9. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is one of the more extreme hobbies on this list. But if you’re up for danger and have the right bike, then it might be just what you need. Wearing a full-face helmet is highly advised.

10. Running

Put on some headphones, and get on the track. Running is great for your cardiovascular health and your mental health alike.

11. Parkour

When it comes to parkour, the entire city is your playground. To help you get started try to find some local parkour groups and meet up with them.

12. Archery

Man in camo colours shooting a bow at a target as archery hobby

Archery has been around for thousands of years as was a basic survival skill. Nowadays it’s a perfect hobby for men in their 20’s. And all you need is a bow and an arrow.

You can look for tutorials on YouTube or find a local archery park where you can practice, although your backyard can do just fine.

13. Bushcraft

Bushcraft is the art of survival, it is the use of skills needed to survive and thrive in nature. If you’re someone who likes to be challenged, then this is no doubt the perfect hobby for you.

14. Exploring & Camping

Exploring forests, mysterious abandoned buildings, and caves can be a thrill. But never go alone and always be prepared. Exploring is perfect for men that love adventure.

15. Stone Skipping

Stone skipping is a nostalgic activity for all of us, it’s never too late to go back and break your childhood records.

Unique Hobbies for Men

16. Magic Tricks

People’s reactions to magic tricks are that one thing everybody loves to see. Anyone can learn how to do them. You can start by learning card tricks on YouTube, and practice with your friends and family.


17. Speedrunning Video Games

Speedrunning video games, as the name implies, is the art of finishing a video game as fast as possible. It’s very popular in the gaming community, and if you have a lot of time on your hands then you might as well give it a try.

18. Animal Rescue

If you’re someone that likes helping those in need, then this is definitely for you. There’s no better feeling than saving lives, animal rescue is one of those things that will really make you a better human.

Money Making Hobbies From Home

19. Play to Earn Crypto Games

Yes, you can play video games and earn money. Play to earn crypto games are a huge trend right now, and pretty much anyone can start. All you need to start is a crypto wallet.

Some popular play to earn games are:

  • Axie Infinity
  • Battle of Guardians
  • Rainmaker
  • RaceFi
  • Polygonum

20. Blogging

Blogging is perfect if you’re good at writing and storytelling. You can set up a blog and write about something you’re passionate and knowledgeable about. If people like your blog, then it’s just a matter of time before you can monetize it.

21. Taking Surveys

There are many sites out there that will pay you money for taking surveys. Some of them include:

  • Swagbucks
  • LifePoints
  • InboxDollars
  • Survey Junkie
  • Opinion Outpost

22. Creating Websites

If you’re a creative person, then perhaps you might like designing websites as a hobby. There are tons of people and businesses actively looking for well-designed websites to buy. 

To start just pick one of these website builders:

  • WordPress
  • Wix
  • Weebly
  • Squarespace

Fitness Hobbies for Men

If you’re naturally athletic and competitive, then taking up a fitness hobby is definitely for you. If you’re not, it’s never too late to learn.

23. Gymming

Going to the gym and lifting weights can change your life. You will better your physical and mental health, develop discipline, meet new people, and gain a ton of confidence. There are tons of free fitness programs on Fitness Documentation that can help you get started.

24. Martial Arts

Martial arts have been around for thousands of years. They have very deep cultural roots in almost every part of the world. Practicing martial arts will harden your body, and help you develop a sharp and calm mind. 

Some of the most popular martial arts include:

  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • Wrestling
  • Karate
  • Taekwondo

25. Bouldering

Bouldering is like rock climbing but on artificial rocks, and without the use of harnesses and ropes. Typically, bouldering gyms are closed off and indoors. They have a range of boulders with different difficulties, so anyone can start.

26. Swimming

Swimmers are known for their developed back muscles and full-body coordination. Swimming is also one of the safest sports, and injuries are extremely rare. Although there are a ton of other benefits as well. 

27. Cycling

Cycling is a great hobby for guys that want to save some money on gas and improve their physical health along the way. It’s also great for the environment. 

Creative Hobbies for Men in Their 20’s

Your 20’s are a time of exploration, self-discovery, and expression. And the best way to channel your creative energy is by taking up an arts and crafts hobby.

28. Photography

Photography is a very common hobby nowadays, and with phone cameras getting better and better you probably won’t need a professional camera to get started.

29. Painting

Some of history’s most popular people were painters, including men like Winston Churchill, Johnny Depp, Frank Sinatra and George W. Bush. Even though painting is a very hard skill to learn, it is one of the most relaxing hobbies to take up.

30. Pottery

Pottery is all about making clay pots. You can make really cool ones too.  

31. Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is the art of creating films by taking consecutive pictures and playing them in a sequence. 

The result is a very unique and satisfying style of animation. You animate pretty much everything with stop motion. There are no limits for your creativity.

Cool Hobbies for Men 

When people ask “what do men like to do for fun?” these hobbies might or might not be the answer they were looking for. In any case, they’re awesome.

32. Paintball

Paintball is one of the most competitive and popular team games out there. It’s even played professionally.

33. Airsoft

three men with airsoft rifles in camo gear hunting

Airsoft is a thrilling team game in which players simulate firefights, but with plastic projectiles and replica airsoft weapons. Playing airsoft requires great aim and skill, as well as team communication.


34. Skateboarding

With skateboarding, you get to go to skateparks and meet cool people, learn tricks, and it’s also pretty tiring. So, expect to better your physical fitness as well as your social skills.

35. Shooting

Shooting requires skill and concentration, a perfect hobby for those that want to develop their cognitive skills.

Although it’s one of those hobbies that can get pretty costly if you visit the shooting range very often.

36. Knight Fighting

Knight fighting, the manliest hobby on this list. You get to dress up in real armour and fight with steel weapons. There’s even a professional organization called “Knight Fight.”

37. Lightsaber Battles

Attention Star Wars fans. LudoSport is basically sword fighting but with lightsabers. Check out this video:

38. Archery Tag

A really cool game you may not have heard of. Run around with a bow and arrow trying to tag people. Great exercise and lots of fun. The game is also known as Combat Archery.

So Many Hobbies to Choose From

There are so many hobbies to select from if you’re in your 20’s. You have your health, you’re full of energy, and most likely you just need to burn off some energy.

Although you may want to have many hobbies, try to at least start with one and see where you end up. Getting out and meeting people is great, but you may also want try one from your couch. No hobby is a bad hobby, as long as you try.

Best of luck on your hobby search.

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