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Visit Seattle for the Crystal Cruise of a Lifetime

Visit Seattle for the Crystal Cruise of a Lifetime

The 2023 cruise season is right around the corner, and this year is shaping up to be a big one for Seattle! If you’re planning a Seattle day trip, it can be hard to narrow down the many exciting options. Between such titans of tourism as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market (not to mention its famous Gum Wall), Seattle underground tours, the Museum of Pop Culture (affectionately dubbed MoPOP by locals), and even lesser known attractions in Seattle such as whale watching and ghost tours, visitors can easily become overwhelmed.

If you’re planning to visit Seattle this season, whether on a cruise, a road trip, or simply in a fit of whimsy, you might be thinking of places to check out that are a little off the beaten path. Although the major attractions are fun and memorable, they can also become rather hectic and crowded. What about those visitors who’re looking for something a bit more… magical? That’s where we come in! If you’re looking for fun and unusual things to do in Seattle, you only need step a couple blocks outside of the Pike Place Market area.

While all the top tourist destinations prepare for the influx of new visitors, we here at Crystal Lounge wanted to bring you a refuge where you could rest, relax, enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, and shop for crystals. We will be featuring rotating healers, psychics, and readers throughout the month, as well. Not only is the shop near the big attractions in Seattle – it IS one.

Cruise for Crystals with Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems!

Come visit Seattle’s most sparkly Side Quest! Crystallography Gems’ brick and mortar shop, Crystal Lounge, carries top-quality, ethically sourced crystals and stones and hosts one of the largest and most diverse mineral collections in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or brand new with crystals, we have what you’re looking for. Take a day and come explore our hidden crystal shop. Here’s a sample of what we have to offer:

  • Healing Crystals, Stones, and Carvings
  • High-Quality Collector’s Minerals
  • Crystals, Stones, and Minerals from Washington and other local origins
  • Tumbled Stones & Pocket Rocks for Beginners
  • Classy Jewelry & Accessories
  • Tarot Cards, Oracle Cards, and Books
  • Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, and Bells
  • Crystal Singing Bowls & Tuning Forks
  • Smoke Cleansing Bundles, Sage, Abalone Shells, and Candles
  • Bones, Feathers, and Skulls
  • Featured Healer & Reader Events
  • Art & Community Events

Have we piqued your interest? Come visit us and find out what kind of magic is waiting for you at one of the best secret attractions in Seattle! We’re only a few blocks away from Bell Street cruise terminal, and a block off the northeastern end of Pike Place Market. Smith Cove cruise terminals is just a hop and skip away. If you’re cruise stops in Seattle, come stop by! Look for us on 1st Ave downtown, between Virginia & Lenora.

Our shop has an ADA lift and is accessible.

Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems
2008 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Are you wishing you could visit but just can’t fit us into your busy itinerary? Not to worry! Take a look at our hand-picked selection of stunning high-vibrational stones in our online store!

How to Get Around When You Visit Seattle

If you’re visiting from out of town, you might feel intimidated at the thought of navigating Seattle’s sprawling metropolitan area, not to mention getting to and from its many neighborhoods. Fear not! There are many convenient ways to get where you’re going, no matter if you’re coming from the suburbs, airport, or your cruise stops in Seattle.

  • Link Light Rail & King County Metro Transit
    • Between our quick and convenient light rail system, spanning from SeaTac Airport all the way to the suburb of Northgate, and our metro bus system, public transit can help you get just about anywhere you’re going! You can easily pay your transit fares with a prepaid ORCA card; no need to fuss with cash.
  • Cab Services
    • Both Lyft and Uber serve Seattle and its surrounding neighborhoods, making it easy to quickly order a ride directly to your destination. Many other cab services operate here, so be sure to check out the link above if you prefer to ride with an independent service.
  • Rentable Scooters & Bikes
    • The streets of Seattle are lined with various brands of scooters and bikes that can be rented through mobile apps. This option is perfect for those looking to spend an afternoon touring a specific part of the city.

Michelle Ferris

Michelle Ferris is the owner, curator, and buyer for Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Born & raised in Seattle by first-generation parents, she has worked to create authentic, connective, and inclusive events for the better portion of her professional life. Since 2013, Michelle worked to create community-activated Rock, Gem, Art, & Music shows, at which Crystallography Gems was a cornerstone. At the start of the pandemic, moved her operation online, and opened a shop in Georgetown, expanding into a larger showroom in 2022. In November 2023, she moved her shop to downtown Seattle, rebranding it as Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Her shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools, and focuses on getting her customers the tools they need, and the education needed for them to make informed, confident decisions about their purchases.