4 Hobbies to Try Out Now That You’re Retired

You’ve worked for decades, and now it’s time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for— retirement! Yet while retirement is something so many of us look forward to for so many years, many of us find ourselves retired wondering what to do with all that free time. After all, when you’re so used to working all the time and raising a family, you may find yourself lost and in need of a hobby. 

You’ve come to the right place!  Now that you’ve got all this free time on your hands, it’s time to do something you truly love. Whether you live in an assisted living facility, or in a condo, here are some of the best hobbies to try out now that you’re retired.


The world of photography is a wonderful place to explore your talents. Whether you want to photograph your grandkids or nature, the art of photography is all about capturing a beautiful moment. Consider taking a class to learn all about good composition, editing, and the right lighting. 

Many classes are offered online which can be an extremely convenient way to unleash your inner photographer without having to change out of sweatpants. The best part about photography is you don’t necessarily need a fancy camera. Many smartphones come with impressively fancy built-in cameras which are great for beginners.

Learning a New Language

Have you ever dreamed of bantering with an Italian, or conversing over a croissant in French? Now is your time!  Learning a language can be incredibly rewarding, and it’s a great way to get outside of your comfort zone. They say the best way to learn a language is by traveling to the country that speaks the language you want to speak. So if you’ve been looking for a great excuse to travel, then now is your moment.  


When you have free time, one of the most valuable things you can do with it is devote it to people who need your help. Consider spending your retirement volunteering for a noble cause. Perhaps you can work at a soup kitchen, or help children with their homework. The type of volunteering you’ll do will largely depend on what your specialities are ultimately, it won’t just make a difference in someone else’s life, but it can also give you a great sense of purpose.


Dancing is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle! The best part about dancing is that there are all sorts of different styles you can try out.  From flamenco, to ballroom, there is a wide variety of different styles you could try out. Consider signing up for a class with a friend, and you’ll always have a dance partner!

These are just a few ideas for you to get started with. Ultimately, the right hobby for you will be one that makes you feel fulfilled and passionate and excited to do. Happy retirement!