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14 Things That Most Americans Do In Their Free Time

Americans have a plethora of options for leisure activities. While individual preferences vary, it would be intriguing to explore the most popular pastimes among the general populace.

A user asked the forum, “What do Americans do in their free time?”. Let’s look at the top responses.

FISHING AND READING A BOOK

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“Fishing and reading a book by the lake, and this is me.”

WORKOUT, TRAVEL, AND GO OUT FOR FOOD

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“Work out, watch sports, go out for food and drinks, spend time with friends, go to concerts and clubs, travel. Nothing that I would think is unique to us.”

HIKING, MUSEUMS, AND GAMES

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“In my family, we like to hike, love museums, like board games and video games, read, watch movies, chat about current events or movies or history or science or books.”

EXPLORING

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“Exploring (think arrowhead/artifact hunting), magnet fishing, snowboarding, metal detecting, fishing, boating, bonfires in the backyard, going to museums/zoos/aquariums, kayaking……. I’d LOVE to get into beekeeping.”

WORKING ON THE DREAM HOUSE

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“I am 30. In my free time, I work on our house (right now, I am stripping and refinishing a newel post and banister to put in the house), horseback ride, paint and draw, and build model ships (I promise I am not an 80-year-old Korean war veteran, I really am a 30-year-old woman), take out the boat or jetski, hang out with friends, do historical research on my interests.

I figure it’s what anyone else does with their free time: their hobbies and things they’re interested in. I don’t think that really varies by culture; it’s just a human thing to do stuff you like doing when you’re able to. Specific interests vary from person to person.”

HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS AND PLAY VOLLEYBALL

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“On a typical weekend, I’d go over to hang out with my friends, and we’d watch sports, go to the beach, play volleyball and video games, and, of course, get drunk together. Other times, we’d find stuff to do, like go to a barcode, which is an old retro arcade with a fully stocked bar.”

DRINKING AND SHOOTING GUNS

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“Drink beer, grill meat, shoot guns, ride an eagle. The usual.”

FROM CAMPING TO HELPING CHILDREN WITH HOMEWORK

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“Camping, fly fishing, surfing, jam band concerts, and helping my kids with homework.”

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND PETS

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“Spend time with my husband, daughter, and her fiance. Spend time with our pets.”

GYMING AND BIKE RIDES

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“I go to the gym, trivia night at the bar, and group bike rides.”

FROM PAINTING TO NAPPING

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“Painting, learning languages, hiking, camping, going to museums, walking around downtown, window shopping, puzzles, games, going to the beach, watching shows, napping.

I have dozens of things that I do in my free time. It depends on my mood, the weather, how much time I have, all sorts of things.”

STUDY MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND PSYCHOLOGY

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“I study math, science, and psychology in my free time, aside from playing video games or bodybuilding.”

HANGING OUT ON WALMART

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“In West Virginia, we hang out in Walmart.”

TAKING CARE OF FISH TANKS AND BINGE YOUTUBE

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“I personally don’t go out much. I’ll take care of some fish tanks and binge YouTube most of the time. Sometimes, I’ll go out to a restaurant or go to the mall/shopping around a district. If I’m up for the task, I’ll go out with my roommate and his friends to a club or bar hopping.

It’s funny, my roommate and I have been best friends for over ten years, and we decided to get an apartment, one because we were going insane living with family, and two wanted to live closer to the music scene we liked.

He also happens to be my boss at work, which is a weird dynamic when we get drunk after work and discuss how the night went for a few minutes before exchanging random memes we find on Reddit or Instagram.”

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This article was originally published on Mrs. Daaku Studio.