Although the Tomb of Absolom is in a desperate state, filled with construction and other garbage, it was nonetheless interesting to take a walk in this ancient cemetery.
We absolutely enjoyed getting out of the Old City (Dung gate, near the Western Wall) and taking a pleasant walk through the Valley. You can take as little as or long as you prefer for this nature walk.
Being armed with some information on the significance of this place definitely helps to get more out of the experience of being there.
Google some of the old photos of the site, quite interesting. Also, I have found the following sites informative:
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