I spent the day today biking around Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row which played a large part in John Steinbeck's books Sweet Thursday, Cannery Row, and Tortilla Flat. There are two wharfs in Monterey: one is for real fishermen and the other is a commercial wharf for the tourists. In this picture you're seeing the working fishermen's wharf.
Here you see the commercial wharf in the foreground and the working wharf in the background.
There's a bike trail along the waterfront that leads from the wharfs to Cannery Row.