Travelers to Houston are raving about what this city has to offer.

A new survey from travel website TripAdvisor shows that Houston is one of the top 25 most popular destinations in the U.S. among its users.

Houston ranks 18th on the list, ahead of cities such as Philadelphia, Austin and Charleston, S.C. The rankings are determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers' favorites and most highly rated places.

In Houston, top rated hotels on TripAdvisor include the Best Western Westchase and the Magnolia Hotel. Top rated things to do include the Houston Museum District and the Houston Symphony. And on the restaurant front, the new Uchi as well as Brennan's of Houston and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse took the top spots.

"For travelers planning their big annual vacation or just a weekend getaway, these awards highlight awe-inspiring travel locations of all varieties around the globe," says Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.