Unique Hobbies and Interests: Our Complete List to Try Out

Do you enjoy passing time and doing something that will provide an interesting and rewarding experience? Although everyone has their own idea of fun, some hobbies are more unique than others. If so, consider finding a hobby from the list below.

1. Concert Photography

Concert Photography, or Live Music Photography, is a fun and rewarding hobby with many perks. From the rush of seeing your favorite artist perform live to capturing those unforgettable moments on camera, concert photography is a fantastic way to express one’s artistic side as well as enjoy some time out in this invigorating atmosphere.

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2. Sing Karaoke

Even if you’re not that good at singing, don’t worry about it! Karaoke is meant to be fun! The point of karaoke night is to have fun and if your friends are participating or joining in on the fun, it will be even better! Stop being so serious about your singing skills. IT’S KARAOKE NIGHT!

Want to sing karaoke like a pro? Check out these 12 tips we’ve put together for you!

3. Become a Comedian

If you’re a fan of comedy, try your roll as a comedian. First you should start with standup comedy. Standup comedy is the foundation of every other type of comedy. When you do successful standup, it usually opens doors for more opportunities; It’s like jumping down a rabbit hole where you never know what might happen!

Check out: How to get started in Comedy.

4. Brew your own Beer

Brewing your own beer isn’t hard, but it takes a lot of time and patience. Brewing your own beer is exciting. You get to put in the exact ingredients you want, not just whatever they have on hand at the store. That is why it is called brewing your own beer! You can make an entire hobby out of this and make some nice tasting beer with the right equipment, ingredients, time, patience, research, space to brew it all in, etc.

5. Competitive Eating

Did you enjoy Thanksgiving? Eating too much food is always fun. But what if there was a hobby where you got paid to eat so much food? Well, there is! Competitive eating is one of the most interesting hobbies that exist today. If you’re into sports, then competitive eating is for you. It has all the excitement and thrill of a sport, but you don’t have to workout.

6. Collect NFT Art

Whether you’re a fan of crypto and collecting digital art, or just interested in the growing realm of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), one thing is for certain: digital art has become collectable. Digital art was once only seen as a novelty used for signatures, but it’s quickly evolved into an entire digital art economy!

You may ask yourself, what are NFTs?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Tokens. They are one of the many new types of crypto tokens that have been created thanks to blockchain technology. Simply put, these tokens are unique and can’t be replaced or taken away. Just like how you can’t replace a US dollar bill with another.

Check out: Our Complete Guide to Collecting NFT Art

7. Metal Detecting

If you are into treasure hunting or have an affinity for history, then perhaps it’s time to consider learning metal detecting. Since the process of searching the ground with a metal detector began, there has been more than 15,000 historical sites discovered by people who enjoy this sport. The thrill of uncovering objects like coins, bars of gold, relics and other artifacts makes the process of searching the ground for metal items very exciting.

Want more? Check out how you can get into metal detecting!

8. Start a Band

Starting a band is an exciting experience. Creating music with friends or strangers can lead to amazing results, both musically and socially! There are many reasons why you should start a band. If you’re looking for people who share your interests, starting a band is the best way to meet others who are into the same music as you. It’s a chance to venture into something new, create something with your friends, and possibly make it big someday.

Want to start a band? Check out our complete guide on starting a band.

9. Puzzle Boxes

People spend hours trying to unlock these puzzles. When you open a brand new puzzle box, it seems impossible to solve. The intricate designs and strange shapes all around you confuse you, but there must be a solution. There has to be an explanation for how this elaborately made object works. It’s not the box you solve – it’s the experience of solving itself that you’re rewarded for.

10. Astrophysics (as a hobby)

Astrophysics is for everyone. It’s a hobby that can be fun and educational at the same time. You don’t have to have all of the astrophysics knowledge in the universe to do it, either! There are so many careers in astrophysics, but you can even just enjoy learning about space without wanting to become an astronomer!

Check out: Our article on Astrophysics is fun for everyone!

11. Play Ukulele

Playing the ukulele is so easy to learn and an amazing hobby to get into. Many people know how fun it is to play the guitar, but sometimes strumming six strings can be too much of a hassle. Thankfully, the ukulele has four strings – which is perfect for beginners, hobbyists and even professionals!

12. Spray Paint Art

If you’re looking for a hobby that’ll make your walls more vibrant and give you an excuse to buy spray paint, I’ve got some good news. It turns out graffiti art is pretty cool. And easy too! While spray painting art requires focus and carefulness to achieve mastery, it lets you express yourself like no other activity does.

13. Mixology

Mixology is a fun hobby, and it’s much easier to learn than you think. It can be as simple as making drinks for friends at home, or as complicated as building an entire bar and learning thousands of recipes from all over the world. Even if you’re not interested in becoming a mixology master, it’s still a good idea to learn the basics. You never know when you might need them!

Check out: Our Beginner’s Guide to Mixology.

14. Apartment Gardening

Apartment gardening is the process of growing plants in any small space, from a large planter box to a window sill. In the absence of a garden, you can still have fresh vegetables and fragrant flowers.  It may be a little-known hobby for some, but it is definitely rewarding. With just a few basic tools and some careful tending, you can have fresh flowers, herbs or vegetables on your kitchen table every day.

Check out: 24 Reasons Apartment Gardening Makes a Great Hobby

15. Thrift Shopping

Do you like to shop? Have you ever wished that the clothes and other items in your home were unique and had more value than just looking pretty? If so, then maybe thrift shopping is a hobby worth trying. Thrift shopping is done at secondhand stores, garage sales, flea markets, online auctions, etc., where people sell their used stuff for cheap prices.

16. Food Art

This includes cake decorating, latte art, and many other forms of artistic food design. Food Art is fun to make because it allows you to make pretty patterns out of edible materials. Different foods produce different colors and shapes when they are cut or cooked in particular ways.

17. Set a World Record

Behind every world record is an extraordinary story. If you think you’ve got what it takes to make history, planning to break a world record can be a lot of fun!  The first step in breaking any sort of record is finding the right one to break. There are dozens of categories all across the board that someone can compete in; from home runs, to half marathons and beyond, almost any sort of achievement that exists has a world record associated with it.

Ashrita Furman has the record for world records.

18. Disc Golf (or Frisbee Golf)

Disc golf is played just like normal golf except the player uses a flying disc instead of a club and ball, but it’s way more fun. Disc golf is played on a variety of terrains including woods, grassy fields, sand traps, water hazards, etc.  The object of frisbee golf is to complete each hole with the fewest number of throws or completions possible. The course for your game can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. If you’re playing with a group of people it can turn into an epic game of frisbee golf tag, where the goal is to get everyone else out before you get put out.

19. Yoga

Yoga is a great hobby to take up because it will help you feel better, stronger and gives you time to relax. Yoga is an exercise, but it’s so much more than just a workout. Yoga requires you to stretch different parts of your body while also having slow breathing exercises. These two things combined allow your body to clear your mind while releasing stress and tension from the day.

Want more? Yoga as a Hobby: Fun, Healthy, and Relaxing