Best group outing: St. Augustine Wild Reserve

St. Augustine Wild Reserve CEO pictured with "Drifter" (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

Our voters really like the St. Augustine Wild Reserve! It’s a repeat winner in the category of best group outing, and they’ve also made the list for best animal encounter and best kids attraction.

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve was founded to provide a home for unwanted and abused exotic animals. Its goal is to provide top-notch care for the animals at the sanctuary, where they will stay for the remainder of their lives.

The nonprofit organization has repeatedly -- including in 2022 -- received the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award, as reviews from millions of TripAdvisor members place the attraction in the top 10% worldwide.

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve offers tours every Monday and Wednesday ($35) at 2 p.m. On Friday, there are special VIP tours ($60) at noon. Tours are also available on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information on tours, head to the reserve’s website -- you can book your tour online by following this link.

Runners up:

2) St. Augustine Alligator Farm 3) Epic Animal Farm