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Twice a month, Say Hello To America will be showcasing the voices behind the official social media accounts of destinations all across the United States and the city they represent. This week, say hello to Kegn Moorcroft, the voice for Sedona, Arizona. Kegn has been the Public Relations Manager for the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau for over 5 years. Born and raised in Sedona, she loves swimming, horseback riding, yoga, dancing, cycling, hiking, and dining out alongside her husband Eric.
1. What time of year is best to travel to Sedona?
Summer and winter are the best times to visit Sedona! There is less traffic, fewer lines, and cheaper rates all around. All of Sedona’s seasons are very mild.
2. How would you describe the people of Sedona?
Locals cannot be described using a few words. They are retirees, families, adrenaline junkies, hippies, spiritual leaders, yogis, artists, teachers and so much more. They volunteer their precious time and give to those in need.
3. What is your favorite thing about Sedona?
My favorite thing is the hiking! There are hundreds of miles of gorgeous trails to choose from. Some are easy and some are super technical.
4. What is Sedona’s most famous landmark or attraction?
Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock are tied for the most famous landmark in Sedona.
5. Name one “secret” location that a traveler must visit.
No way — you must explore the land to discover secret sites.
6. What is the best/easiest mode of transportation to get around the city?
Car or bike.
7. Is there any festival or event in Sedona that a traveler should specifically plan a trip around?
So many! Film festivals, Yoga, art and bike fests, marathons, and more.
8. What are the best family-friendly attractions that Sedona has to offer?
The Verde Valley region is full of family friendly attractions such as Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Bearizona, Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, Blazin M Ranch, M Diamond Ranch, Pink Jeep Tours, and many more.
9. What is Sedona’s signature food that every visitor has to try?
Sedona offers a smorgasbord of cuisine but the most common is Southwest Mexican restaurants. They all have one common menu item: Elote. A roasted corn dish that is mouthwatering and quite addicting.
10. If I only had one day to explore Sedona, what MUST I see or do?
I would go to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village — a great representation of galleries, cuisine, architecture, events and music; followed by visiting the Chapel of the Holy Cross. I would definitely take a hike then chow down at one of Sedona’s amazing restaurants. A night cap at the Oak Creek Brewery would end a perfect day in Red Rock Country.