This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Knock-out views and good company go a long way in making a great dining experience but you’ll also feel like a million bucks in front of an ocean sunset. Now you can be king or queen of the world! For a full meal, that is, and if junior doesn’t melt down despite the view. The good news is, many of these restaurants with a view also offer outside areas where kids can shake their sillies out and that’s got to be worth something in meltdown prevention. Last but not least, a view on a boat harbor beats a street view any day to look out the window and forget about time – for all ages.

Click here to see nine amazing restaurants with views the kids will love!