The classic question posed by every new and old metal detectorist — “Where?”
Where to metal detect depends on what type of treasure or items you wish to find.
Here is where to metal detect –
If you are happy with modern coins, then somewhere nearby. Modern Parks and school playgrounds will be a good training ground to learn your detector and pay out a little bit for gas.
If you seek old silver, that requires a bit of historical research. You should read and understand this article on researching for hunting old coin areas.
If you are after a cache, you must do some proper treasure hunting research. Be sure to thoroughly understand sources, vetting information, and how to discard unsubstantiated leads.