The Jerusalem Tayelet is one of the must visit places in any tour of Jerusalem, because of its stunning views of the Old & New Cities, Mount Scopus & Mount of Olives and the dessert. See The Tayelet & Jonathan’s Essential Jerusalem Tour
Most standard visits to the Jerusalem Tayelet are a quick photo opportunity and explanation of the basics of the view & history, and it is absolutely worthwhile (not to be missed) even if that is all that you have time to do.
However, part of the magic of the Jerusalem Tayelet is to leave the top level/car park look out point and wander through the paths and gardens until you find a spot to sit, relax and really soak in the view. (There is not quite enough shade in the hottest parts of the day)
Joggers and runners can challenge themselves with some uphill work.
Unfortunately, there are no longer refreshments on site (apart from the ice cream van who has an absolute monopoly) so bring a picnic.
There is easy wheelchair access to the top level and also at the far end of the tayelet there is access to the lower levels.
Getting To The Jerusalem Tayelet
Take the 8 bus or taxi to get there.