For dog lovers, leaving their beloved dog for a period of time while on vacation is usually heart-wrenching. Bringing your pets on trips can be hassling at times, especially when the destinations you're bound to visit are not pet-friendly.

But good news! There are actually a lot of dog-friendly places in the U.S. that you and your best pal can spend time in. Here are some of the best places you and your pup can go to for an unforgettable bonding time:

Austin, Texas. Austin is one of the best places to bond in for you and your furry pal. The place is teeming with lots of fun activities and entertainment, such as cheap festivals and concerts where dogs are allowed. According to Trips to Discover, Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Metropolitan Park are also great places to play with your pet, and there's the Groovy Dog Bakery to buy your pet some treats.

Carmel by the Sea, California. This seaside village is rated one of the best dog-friendly towns in the whole country, and it can't be doubted when the 25 hotels, inns, 44 restaurants, bars and coffee houses found in the village are all pooch-friendly. Tons of exclusive doggie services can be enjoyed here. Make sure to include a trip to Carmel Beach. According to Fodors, it's one of the state's few remaining off-leash beaches.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. Embark on an adventure with your dog and take him/her with you on fun camping and hiking trails in Colorado Springs. Soak all the fresh mountain air and beautiful sceneries with your pup for a more intense bond. Some dog-friendly trails include the South Boulder Peak Trail, the Flatirons Vista Loop, and the Royal Arch Trail.

Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville isn't just the music capital of the country, it may well be the friendliest city for pooches also. More than 50 hotels in the city welcome pooches in their midst, and there are other 75 dog-friendly establishments waiting for your pet. Let your dog meet new friends at the Centennial Dog Park, or experience the Trails at Fontanel.